Buttermilk Cake With Chocolate Ganache

I invented this recipe all on my own. As far as I know, there is no such thing as buttermilk cake...until now.


1/4 cup butter (half stick)

1 2/3 cups buttermilk

2 1/3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

I've always wanted to use buttermilk in a cake recipe, but I didn't know which recipe use for this purpose. Every yellow cake recipe I have tried was dry.

So, I started with my wife's famous chocolate cake recipe, because it is moist. I subtracted the chocolate, substituted the water with buttermilk, and increased the amount of vanilla from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon.

First, grease and flour your pan then preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Cut up half a stick of butter (1/4 cup) and put it in a mixing bowl.

Bring 1 2/3 cups buttermilk to a boil and add to the butter. Let butter melt.

Now mix on low until well combined.

Add 2 1/3 cups flower and mix well.

Add 2 cups sugar and mix well.

Add 1/2 cup sour cream and mix well.

Add two eggs (without the shells) and mix well.

Add 2 teaspoons baking soda...

1 teaspoon salt...

and 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix well.

Pour batter into your greased and floured pan.

When it comes out of the oven, it will look like this.

Use a large biscuit cutter or some other large round object to cut out a piece of cake...

like this. Next you need to make the ganache to put on top. Here is how.

Lay out 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate on a cutting board.
Shave it with a knife.
Chop it up even finer.
Trasfer it to a bowl and set aside.
In a small pot, boil 1/2 cup heavy cream (I did not have heavy cream, so I used evaporated milk).
Pour heated cream into bowl with chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted and well combined with cream.

Next, stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract.

Now top your yellow cake and eat!


3 thoughts on “Buttermilk Cake With Chocolate Ganache

  1. There are Buttermilk Cake recipes out there. Sometimes they are called Country Cakes. But sour cream AND buttermilk in the same recipe? That is something.

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