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Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
PREP TIME
30 min
COOK TIME
30 min
YIELDS
10 - 12 servings

Warning: must be served with a class of cold milk!

Scroll down to watch how to make this recipe.

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Ingredients

Cake

1
cup unsalted butter, softened plus more for greasing pan
4
cups cake flour, plus more for flouring pan
4
tsp baking powder
1 ½
tsp kosher salt
2
cups granulated sugar
6
large eggs, at room temperature
1
Tbsp vanilla
1 ½
cups whole milk

Buttercream Frosting

5 ½
cups powdered sugar
¾
cup cocoa powder
3
sticks (1 ½ cups) unsalted butter, softened
½
cup heavy cream, plus more if needed for thinning
1
Tbsp vanilla
½
tsp kosher salt
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

Step 2

Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and set aside.

Step 3

In an electric mixer, mix the butter and granulated sugar on high speed until fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix for a few more seconds. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix to combine. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk in 3 batches, mixing for a few seconds after each addition. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then mix 1 final time.

Step 4

Divide the batter between the prepared cake pans and bake until done (a wooden skewer inserted in the cake should come out completely clean), 28 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out to cool completely.

Step 5

For the buttercream frosting: Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa together in a large bowl and set aside.

Step 6

In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter until smooth, about 2 minutes. Turn off the mixer and add half of the sugar/cocoa mixture. Turn to low speed and mix to combine. Add the rest of the mixture and mix again. Add the cream, vanilla and salt, scrape the sides and beat until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Thin out with a tablespoon of cream at a time if needed.

Step 7

Ice the cake with a generous layer in the center and spread all around the sides.

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