Vanilla Cake with Chocolate, Cream Cheese Frosting …Recipe

Vanilla cake with chocolate, cream cheese frosting

Vanilla cake with chocolate, cream cheese frosting

It is my youngest daughter’s birthday!   In 2 weeks she’ll be leaving for her first year of college.  This has been a crazy summer.  My second daughter just got married a month ago.   I’m happy my baby didn’t choose coconut cake for her birthday, I made plenty of those for the wedding and shower.  She wanted red velvet but when I offered to make it without the food coloring, she changed her mind .   I made this for her instead and she loved it.  Sometimes  cakes made from scratch can be so heavy and dense, this isn’t  at all.  It’s moist and still has a nice crumb to it.  I think the key to that is the buttermilk and the coconut oil.  I used all organic ingredients  but I can’t claim it to be health food!  Here’s my recipe, I hope you like it as much as we did:)

Vanilla Cake

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees


  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1  1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, set aside.  In large bowl  beat butter and sugar.  Add  oil,  egg yolks , vanilla and buttermilk.  Beat on low speed for 30 seconds.  Sift flour and baking powder, add to mix.  Beat on medium/ high speed  3 minutes,  scraping bowl occasionally.   Fold egg whites into batter.  Pour into 2 greased and floured 8  inch, round pans.  Bake until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans.  Cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • I/2 cup butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 -3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate

Melt chocolate.  Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth.  Add vanilla and melted chocolate, blend well.  Gradually stir in powdered sugar until it is of spreading consistency.

This post is linked with Old Fashioned Friday, The Art of Home-Making Mondays and Fiesta Friday

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