Fudgy Chocolate Layer Cake

Recipe by Wildflour
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Line bottoms of two 9" round cake pans with waxed paper.
  • Grease paper and sides of pan.
  • Dust with flour, set aside.
  • In bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, soda and salt til mixed.
  • In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars at medium-speed til light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add vanilla.
  • On low speed, alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk just til blended.
  • Divide batter equally into prepared pans.
  • Bake in 350 oven for 25-30 minutes, or til a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Turn cakes out onto racks.
  • Remove waxed paper.
  • Turn layers top-side up, and cool completely.
  • Frosting:
  • Beat butter and powdered sugar on medium speed til light and fluffy.
  • Add melted chocolate and vanilla.
  • Continue beating til shiny and smooth.
  • Place one cake onto serving platter.
  • Spread with frosting.
  • Top with remaining cake layer.
  • Frost top and sides.
  • Let cake stand for 30 minutes before topping with chocolate shavings, and before slicing.