Whip up this fun easy recipe for Chocolate Cake and smother in delicious blackberry buttercream frosting
1 1/2 tablespoons cups+ 1+ 2 tsp all purpose flour
7/8 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
40 grams cocoa powder
1 cup softened butter
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup of softened butter
3 tablespoons shortening (try holsum in the margarine section)
3 tablespoons blackberry jam
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons milk
To Make the Cake:
Pre-heat the oven to 350F/180C and grease the cake pan. If you are using normal cake rounds, you will need 2.
Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
Beat in the butter until creamy. I ended up using 2 sticks of butter because my mixture wasn’t creamy with only 1 1/2 sticks.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa, sour cream, vanilla, and eggs.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the butter mixture and beat until fully incorporated.
Pour into your cake pans, and bake for about 35 minutes. Be sure to turn the pans halfway through the cooking time.
The cake is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
To Make the Frosting:
Beat together the butter, shortening, and jam until smooth.
Mix in vanilla and salt.
Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at at time, until the frosting reaches the desired sweetness.
Mix in a little milk to achieve a spreadable consistency. I used coconut milk for the extra flavor.