Buttermilk Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Buttermilk Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting

The BEST Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting in a 9×13″ Pan

Is Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting your all-time favorite? Then this fluffy, delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe is right up your alley. This homemade buttermilk sheet cake is made in a 9×13 inch pan making is really simple to make, frost and enjoy. 

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Is Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting your all-time favorite? Then this fluffy, delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe is right up your alley. This homemade buttermilk sheet cake is made in a 9x13 inch pan making is really simple to make, frost and enjoy. 

This buttermilk cake recipe is a go-to dessert for birthday’s, pot-lucks and parties. Where I grew up, pot luck dinners were a mainstay of our small rural community. It was a chance for the people of your community come together and enjoy a really fantastic meal made by everyone. A stellar dessert like this yellow cake with chocolate frosting is guaranteed to be a hit at just about any church or community pot luck!

Here’s how this delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe comes together

Is Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting your all-time favorite? Then this fluffy, delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe is right up your alley. This homemade buttermilk sheet cake is made in a 9x13 inch pan making is really simple to make, frost and enjoy. 

Four easy steps to making this buttermilk cake recipe

Step 1: Start by creaming together the butter, sugar and eggs. You can use a hand or stand mixer.

Step 2: Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

Step 3: To the butter mixture, gradually add the dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk. The result will be a wonderfully smooth batter.

Step 4: Pour into a prepared 9×13″ pan that has been sprayed with non-stick baking spray. Bake at 350 for 28-33 minutes. Test the cake by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. When the toothpick comes out clean and crumb-free, you will know the cake is done.

Is Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting your all-time favorite? Then this fluffy, delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe is right up your alley. This homemade buttermilk sheet cake is made in a 9x13 inch pan making is really simple to make, frost and enjoy. 

The cake will be a beautiful, golden brown when baked. Once the cake comes out of the oven let it cool completely to room temperature.

Is Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting your all-time favorite? Then this fluffy, delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe is right up your alley. This homemade buttermilk sheet cake is made in a 9x13 inch pan making is really simple to make, frost and enjoy. 

Steps for making the Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Step 1: Start with room temperature butter in the bowl of a hand or stand mixer. Cream the butter with the vanilla and almond extract.

Step 2: In a separate bowl, sift together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. This will help eliminate any lumps, which you do NOT want in your frosting.

Step 3: Alternate the sugar mixture and a tablespoon of buttermilk until the frosting is smooth and well incorporated.

Step 4: Spread evenly over the cooled buttermilk sheet cake.

This chocolate frosting absolutely takes the cake! It is the ultimate topping for this yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

Is Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting your all-time favorite? Then this fluffy, delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe is right up your alley. This homemade buttermilk sheet cake is made in a 9x13 inch pan making is really simple to make, frost and enjoy. 

Pro-tip: Refrigerate the cake for at least 1 hour before slicing. This will help the frosting set up and become slightly firm.

Is Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting your all-time favorite? Then this fluffy, delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe is right up your alley. This homemade buttermilk sheet cake is made in a 9x13 inch pan making is really simple to make, frost and enjoy. 

Buttermilk Sheet Cake FAQ’s:

What does buttermilk do to cake?

Buttermilk is slightly acidic, which helps tenderize the gluten in the cake. The buttermilk will give it a tender, fluffy texture and keep the cake extra moist.

Does buttermilk make cake more moist?

Yes. Adding buttermilk to your cake batter will help it maintain moisture and add a slightly tangy flavor to your cake.

Is buttermilk better than milk for baking?

Buttermilk is more acidic than regular milk. It will help tenderize the gluten, creating a more fluffy cake. It will also add a pleasant, tang to the flavor of your cake recipe.

My buttermilk cake is dry. What did I do wrong?

It could be a couple things. First, don’t overbake. Baking a cake for too long will remove moisture in the cake, making it rather dry. Second, don’t over-beat the batter. This will create air bubbles and displace the moisture in the cake crumb.

Is Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting your all-time favorite? Then this fluffy, delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe is right up your alley. This homemade buttermilk sheet cake is made in a 9x13 inch pan making is really simple to make, frost and enjoy. 

This buttermilk cake recipe will appeal to anyone that loves cake, and especially those that love yellow cake with chocolate frosting!  Perfect with a glass of milk or a fresh cup of coffee or tea, it is one of those desserts that tops off any great meal.  

Is Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting your all-time favorite? Then this fluffy, delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe is right up your alley. This homemade buttermilk sheet cake is made in a 9x13 inch pan making is really simple to make, frost and enjoy. 

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Nutrition

Calories

370 cal

Fat

10 g

Carbs

69 g

Protein

3 g
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Serves 15 slices

Buttermilk Sheet Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

The perfect dessert for anyone that loves a great yellow cake! This delightfully moist cake is topped with a delicious chocolate fudge frosting for a classic dessert!

20 minPrep Time

28 minCook Time

48 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 c. cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. whole buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Fudge Frosting:
  • 3/4 c. butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 Tbsp. whole buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13" baking pan with non-stick baking spray. Set prepared pan aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl and a stand or hand mixer, beat butter and sugar on low until creamy. Stopping to scrape down the sides, add eggs one at a time. Continue to beat on low until all eggs are incorporated and batter is creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a liquid measuring cup, measure out buttermilk. With the mixer on low, begin adding the dry ingredients to the batter, and alternate pouring in the buttermilk in gradual increments. When all ingredients have been mixed, add the vanilla and mix until completely incorporated. Pour batter into the prepared pan and evenly smooth with a spatula. Bake at 350 for 26-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean with no crumbs. Let cake cool after baking.
  4. For the frosting: In a clean mixing bowl and stand or hand mixer, beat the butter on low. Add in the vanilla and almond extract while creaming the butter. In a small bowl sift together the powdered sugar and cocoa. Gradually add to the butter while beating on low until all is combined, stopping to scrape down sides of the bowl. Spread frosting over cooled cake. Serve right away or set aside for later. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Notes

Refrigerate any leftover cake covered in an airtight container. Will keep for up to 5 days.

Tags

Cuisines
American
Courses
Dessert
Diet
vegetarian
pescetarian
Allergy
soy free
seafood free
sesame free
mustard free
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This cake really does take me back to the days of potlucks.  There was always a fantastic yellow cake, and it was usually gone by the time anyone wanted seconds.  I hope you and your family get to enjoy this cake – its a classic that everyone will love!!

Is Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting your all-time favorite? Then this fluffy, delicious Buttermilk Cake recipe is right up your alley. This homemade buttermilk sheet cake is made in a 9x13 inch pan making is really simple to make, frost and enjoy. 

Comments

  1. This cake sounds pretty easy to make and looks delicious!
  2. Oh my word! This looks so uh-mazing. I am pinning this to try--any cake with buttermilk is always so moist. Yours looks especially delicious with the yummy chocolate frosting. found at wine'd down wed. Have a great week:)
  3. Visiting from Saturday Night Fever. This cake looks so light and fluffy and that icing looks delicious. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would for you to stop by and share these and other recipes with us. Happy Easter, have a great weekend!
  4. This looks AMAZING! This WOULD be perfect for a potluck. My dad's favorite cake is a yellow cake with chocolate icing. I usually just make a box mix, but this will be what he gets this year!. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays!
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says
      Kim, I know so many people that LOVE the yellow cake, with Chocolate Frosting combo. I had to make it, and of course, its pretty awesome! Hope your dad gets to enjoy it soon. Thanks so much for stopping by! ~Erin
  5. Erin, This cake makes me drool. Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend party last week. I'm featuring this post this week. The party is live. Hope you will join us!!
  6. This looks like a great old-fashioned recipe. I love to blog about recipes great for gatherings. Pinned!
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says
      Thanks so much, Jaren! This cake is certainly a classic, and is always great for a get-together! Enjoy! ~Erin
  7. Thanks so much for linking up to #tastytuesdays! Your post will be featured this week at Old House to New Home. Congrats!! -Amanda
  8. Hi Erin, just wanted to let you know that I included your recipe in a chocolate round-up on my blog today! Thanks for linking up such an incredible recipe to the weekend re-Treat link party! Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.
  9. I was just wondering if you meant unsalted butter? Usually when I see recipes that call for an addition of salt, the butter used is unsalted. Can you clarify please? Thanks!!!!!
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says
      Hi Mary - I actually use salted butter, as I prefer the flavor. However, you can definitely use unsalted butter, especially if you're watching your salt/sodium intake. Go with your preference. Enjoy! ~Erin
  10. I was wondering if it was okay to make the cake with all purpose flour instead of cake flour? It looks delicious and I would love to make tonight but with a sleeping baby I cant go to the store to get the flour.. :(
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says
      Sure, you could definitely use all purpose flour. The amount will stay the same, and the bake time will stay the same as well, although keep an eye on it as it bakes. It may be done sooner, so test it with a toothpick. When inserted and toothpick comes out clean, and crumb free the cake is done. Enjoy! ~Erin
  11. I was wondering, usually when using an acid, like buttermilk, baking soda is used as a leavening in addition to baking powder. any thoughts?
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says
      My grandmother is the originator of this recipe, and she was always very adamant about only using baking powder. Disolving the baking powder in the buttermilk (creating the foamy texture) before adding it to the batter gives the cake a lighter texture. ~Enjoy!
  12. shellee says
    Did not care for it

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