Soft and Fudgy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

I made a chocolate cake for Poppy’s teacher at school to celebrate her birthday. I didn’t get to taste it but it looked and smelt AMAZING!


For the Cake:

½ cup vegetable oil (or canola oil)
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup water
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 ¾ cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 full tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

For the Frosting:

1 ¾ stick butter, melted
7 heaping tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
⅔ cup whole milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 pound (5 cups) powdered sugar


For the Cake:

Preheat oven to 350º F (176ºC). Thoroughly spray two 9-inch round cake pans with a non-stick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat oil, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients from the medium bowl, combine and mix on low speed. Don’t overmix. Add water and mix again to combine it all together. Don’t overmix. Don’t worry, the batter will be thin. Pour the batter into the pans and bake for 25 min or just until a toothpick/fork poked into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing cakes from the pans.

For the Frosting:

In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter and cocoa. Add milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat well to combine.

Frost the first cake layer with approximately half (or just a tad less) of the frosting. Add the top cake layer and finish frosting the cake all over. Enjoy this one! It’ll be the best chocolate cake you’ve ever tasted. 100%.

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2 thoughts on “Soft and Fudgy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting”

  1. Hi Brit! It’s Bita from Honest & Tasty and I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful surprise post today! You put a big huge smile on my face and I hope you can get a piece of that cake! 🙂 🙂
    It’s beautiful!


    1. Well your cake was AMAZING. SO beautiful and so light. It was for the teacher to take home so I didn’t steal any but TRUST me it will be made again. And again. And maybe even again.


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