This vanilla cake with chocolate frosting is a classic dessert that is sure to satisfy any sweet craving. The tender vanilla cake layers are perfectly complemented by the rich and creamy chocolate frosting, making it a decadent treat for any occasion. With a simple preparation and delicious results, this dessert is a must-try for any home baker!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Serves: 8


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • For the chocolate frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons whole milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk, until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. For the chocolate frosting, beat the butter until creamy, then gradually add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder until well combined.
  9. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the frosting reaches your desired consistency.
  10. Spread a layer of frosting on top of one cake layer, then place the second cake layer on top and frost the top and sides of the cake.
  11. Decorate as desired and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 380 || Carbohydrates: 50g || Protein: 4g || Fat: 20g || Fiber: 2g

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