A simple but beautiful cake! Enjoy with a good book and cup of tea!
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 3/4 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons hot water
Let's get Cooking...
Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then add the vanilla extract and combine. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add half of the flour mixture, then the buttermilk, then the remaining flour mixture. Pour 1/3 of the mixture into a separate bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine the cocoa powder and boiling water. Add this to the smaller amount of cake batter. Mix well.
Spoon the cake batter into a buttered 9-inch round cake pan, making a checkerboard pattern with the chocolate and vanilla batter.
Bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes. Then turn the cake out from the pan and let fully cool. Dust with confectioner's sugar and enjoy!
Bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes. Then turn the cake out from the pan and let fully cool.