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Yellow Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting
Author: Jackie
  • 1 cup Plugrá butter , salted and room temperature
  • 1 and ½ cups white sugar
  • 8 egg yolks , room temperature
  • ¾ cup buttermilk , room temperature
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
For the Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter , softened
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray three 7 inch pans or two 9 inch pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg yolks, one a time, thoroughly mixing before each addition.
  4. Increase your mixer speed to medium high and beat batter until egg mixture is light and has doubled in volume.
  5. In a separate bowl combine flour and baking powder.
  6. Add vanilla to batter.
  7. Alternating with adding the buttermilk, gradually add flour a little at a time, mixing until just combined.
  8. Pour batter into baking pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  9. Cool cakes completely before frosting.
  10. To make the frosting, melt butter and chocolate over low heat in a small pan, stirring almost constantly, until both are completely melted.
  11. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  12. In a large bowl, beat the confectioners' sugar, half and half, and vanilla until smooth.
  13. Gradually beat in chocolate mixture until frosting is light and fluffy.
  14. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.
  15. Garnish with sprinkles.