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Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Yields1 Serving

Chocolate cake frosted with delicious chocolate frosting all cooked in a Handi-Foil pan

For Cake
 ¼ cup butter for greasing pans
 3 cups flour
 1 ½ cups cocoa, plus extra for preparing pans
 1 tbsp baking soda
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 ½ tsp salt
 3 cups sugar
 4 eggs
 1 ½ cups buttermilk
 1 ½ cups water
 ½ cup fractionated coconut oil or vegetable oil
 2 tsp vanilla
For frosting:
 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
 16 oz 2 packages confectioners sugar
 1 cup cocoa powder
 ½ tsp salt
 3 tbsp milk
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three 9-inch round cake pans by greasing and dusting with cocoa powder.

Ingredients for Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting separated in glass bowls

2

Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

dry ingredients for choclate cake being mixed in a bowl

3

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk, water, fractionated coconut oil, and vanilla at medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes. Slowly add dry ingredients just until combined. Do not overmix.

Chocolate Buttercream liquid in a pan prepared for homemade chocolate cake

4

Divide the batter evenly between the three cake pans. Tap gently against the counter to remove the air bubbles.

5

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center returns clean. Cool the cakes in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

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6

To make the frosting, whisk together the sugar, cocoa, and salt. Beat butter at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the sugar mixture. As the mixture thickens, slowly add the milk to make the frosting smooth and fluffy.

7

The frosting will thicken when refrigerated and dry to form a crust when left at room temperature.

Homemade Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Process

8

Let it set and enjoy it!

Chocolate cake frosted with chocolate buttercream