Chocolate Buttercream Cake
 
Makes 1 (9-inch) cake
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 cups (300 grams) cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Divide batter between prepared pans (smoothing tops if necessary).
  4. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 28 to 30 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks. Spread Chocolate Buttercream Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at https://www.bakefromscratch.com/chocolate-buttercream-cake/