The Easiest Dang Chocolate Cake You’ll EVER Make, Son

Let this be the next birthday cake you make.  The frosting is creamy and really delicious, while the cake is dense, rich, yet the perfect balance of sweet and strong.  If you add a bit of coffee to the mixture, it makes the chocolate taste even stronger and you will love the results.  I personally love it like that, with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of ice cream, or even just a glass of milk.  Whatever you choose, this cake will certainly not disappoint.


See this is the perfect cake I would want at every birthday party of mine (or anyone else’s).  The old-fashioned cake will taste better than my favorite bakery’s and you are going to love it, too!



1/2 cup Land O’ Lakes butter

1 1/2 cup Domino sugar

2 eggs

2 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

2 cups sifted Gold Medal cake flour

1 tsp. salt

1 cup Land O’ Lakes buttermilk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. baking soda

1 Tbsp. vinegar

Chocolate Frosting

1/2 cup Land O’ Lakes butter, softened

3 cups Domino confectioners’ sugar

3 (1-oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Half-and-half (if necessary)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.

In large bowl or standing mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in melted chocolate.

In separate bowl, combine four and salt. Add buttermilk and chocolate mixture, alternating. Stir in vanilla.

In small bowl, dissolve baking soda in vinegar. Slowly add this to the chocolate mixture. Mix just until blended. Do not over-mix.

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes then remove from pans. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

In large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well between additions. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. If necessary, thin frosting with 1-2 tsps. half-and-half.





Quick Tip: Top with chocolate chips or shavings for a more delicious topping.