Chocolate Cake with Buttercream

The Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Recipe Everyone loves a classic chocolate cake, and in this version the yogurt in the mix makes it extra moist.

14 tbsp unsalted butter, softened,
plus extra for greasing
1⁄2 cup cocoa powder, plus extra for
3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
3 large eggs
2⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄4 cup Greek, or thick plain yogurt

For the chocolate buttercream:
4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2⁄3 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted,
plus extra to serve
1⁄4 cup cocoa powder
a little milk, if necessary

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease the pans with butter and dust with cocoa powder.

2 Place the butter and sugar into a large bowl, or in the bowl of an electric mixer.

3 With an electric hand mixer, or in the electric mixer, cream the mixture until light and fluffy.

4 Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, until well mixed.

5 In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

6 Fold the flour mixture into the cake batter until well blended, trying to keep volume.

7 Gently fold through the thick yogurt. This will help to make the cake moist.

8 Divide the mixture between the 2 cake pans, smoothing the surfaces with a palette knife.

9 Bake in the middle of the oven for 20–25 minutes until risen and springy to the touch.

10 Test each cake by inserting a skewer into the middle; it should come out clean.

11 Leave the cakes in their pans for a few minutes then turn out on to a wire rack to cool.

12 For the buttercream, put butter, sugar, and cocoa powder into a large bowl.

13 With an electric hand mixer, blend the mixture for 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy.

14 If the cream is stiff, add milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches a spreading consistency.

15 Spread the flat base of one sponge with the buttercream, then top with the other sponge.

16 Place on a serving plate and sift confectioner’s sugar evenly over the cake. STORE The cake will keep in an airtight container for 2 days.

Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Recipe
Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Recipe
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