Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

Dark Chocolate Layer CakeRecipe
Oxmoor House
A cake to please all chocolate lovers--dark chocolate layers under a blanket of creamy white chocolate frosting.


1 (2-layer) cake
Total time: 1 Hour, 9 Minutes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 37 Minutes
Cook: 22 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 9 Minutes


1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 ounces sweet dark chocolate, melted and cooled
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk


Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add cooled chocolate and vanilla, beating until blended.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed after each addition. Pour batter into 2 greased parchment paper-lined 9" round cakepans.

Bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Spread White Chocolate Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.