Being a busy mom does not necessarily mean that you cannot give your family a delicious treat. This simple, quick and very easy dessert recipe will help you whip up a scrumptiously moist Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting. And you don't have to worry about too much bowls to clean afterwards because you just basically dump all the ingredients in the very same pan you'll be baking in!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, leveled
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 cup cold water
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all-purpose flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, and coarse salt in an 8-inch square baking pan.
Make a well in center of the flour mixture and add vegetable oil, pure vanilla extract, white vinegar, and cold water. Use wire Whisk until combined and free from lumps. Tap pan to level batter and bake until a tester inserted in center comes out clean (About 35 to 40 minutes). Take out from over and let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, prepare the simple buttercream frosting by combining butter, sugar, vanilla and salt using an electric mixer with paddle attachment. Beat on high speed 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
Halve the chocolate cake and spread some buttercream frosting in between. Spread the remaining frosting over the cake's top and sides. Serves 8.