Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Here you have it, my new favorite chocolate cake! I’ve made three chocolate cakes this week (and believe it or not I’m still not sick of chocolate cake) but I’ve been on a mission to create my idea of the best chocolate cake. I already have my favorite chocolate frosting that will likely never be replaced so that part was easy, but my old favorite chocolate cake is now just that, an old favorite. I wanted a cake with a little more chocolate (or cocoa anyway), so I decided it was time to create my own chocolate cake recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature (I like to use 1 cup unsalted and 1/2 cup salted)
  • 3 3/4 cups + 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy