Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Believe it or not, this is the very first time I’ve made this cake combination. To be honest, I don’t even remember the last time I made a vanilla cake. But I wanted to go back to the basics this week!

Vanilla Cake


1 box vanilla cake mix

1 box vanilla pudding

3 tbsps AP flour

3 tbsps sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup water


Mix dry ingredients until well combined. Add wet ingredients and mix together completely. Split batter between 2 greased 8” cake pans and bake at 325F for 35 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Buttercream


2.5 sticks of unsalted butter, room temp

5 cups powdered sugar

3/4 cups cocoa powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup water

1 tsp vanilla extract


Beat butter on electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. With mixer on the lowest speed, add powdered sugar by 1/2 cup at a time. Add cocoa powder and mix until smooth and well combined. Mix in salt and vanilla extract. Add water until you reach the desired consistency. Frost cake once it is completely cooled.

Hope you enjoy!



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