Chocolate Buttermilk Cake With a Sour Cream Frosting

Recipe by PetsRus
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter a 10-inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • Cream together the butter and the sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, continue beating until thick and light.
  • Sieve together the cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and flour.
  • With your mixer on low speed add the dry ingredients in 4 portions, alternating with the buttermilk and coffee, beat until all is very well blended.
  • Pour the batter in the springform pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Run a knife around the edge of the cake and let the cake cool completely whilst in the pan.
  • Make the frosting just before you need it.
  • Mix together the sour cream and the icing sugar, whip the cream until stiff, then mix the two creams together.
  • Release the cake and turn it upside down on a platter.
  • With a serrated knife cut the cake into layers (I use a piece of sewing thread to cut the cake).
  • Spread frosting over one layer, carefully replace the other layer on the top and spread the rest of the frosting over the top and the sides.
  • Leave in the fridge until ready to serve.