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chocolate buttermilk cake with a sour cream frosting


a lovely dark, moist cake. the frosting is creamy and refreshing and is nice on other cakes too. it’s a recipe from judith olney.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350f
  2. Butter a 10-inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper
  3. Cream together the butter and the sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
  4. Add the eggs
  5. One at a time
  6. Continue beating until thick and light
  7. Sieve together the cocoa
  8. Baking soda
  9. Baking powder
  10. Cinnamon and flour
  11. With your mixer on low speed add the dry ingredients in 4 portions
  12. Alternating with the buttermilk and coffee
  13. Beat until all is very well blended
  14. Pour the batter in the springform pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes
  15. Or until a cake tester comes out clean
  16. Run a knife around the edge of the cake and let the cake cool completely whilst in the pan
  17. Make the frosting just before you need it
  18. Mix together the sour cream and the icing sugar
  19. Whip the cream until stiff
  20. Then mix the two creams together
  21. Release the cake and turn it upside down on a platter
  22. With a serrated knife cut the cake into layers
  23. Spread frosting over one layer
  24. Carefully replace the other layer on the top and spread the rest of the frosting over the top and the sides
  25. Leave in the fridge until ready to serve

Step 14

Total Time in Minute 90

Ingredients Count 14

cooking chocolate buttermilk cake with a sour cream frosting

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Unsalted butter



Cocoa powder

Baking soda

Baking powder

Ground cinnamon

All-purpose flour


Instant coffee

Hot water

Sour cream

Icing sugar

Heavy cream

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