Chocolate and Vanilla Layer Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Course: Baking
Servings: 15
Author: Adapted from thesimplesweetlife
Ingredients
  • FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYERS
  • 30 g . dark chocolate
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp . baking soda
  • ¼ tsp . baking powder
  • 1 tsp . vanilla extract
  • ½ cup +2 tbsp. (10 tbsp.) baking cocoa
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • FOR THE VANILLA LAYER
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup (57g) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp . vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp . baking powder
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • FOR THE CINNAMON BUTTERCREAM
  • 250 g butter
  • 3 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tsp milk if necessary
Instructions
  1. CHOCOLATE LAYER
  2. Set your oven at 175ºC/350ºF . Line and grease 2 x 6" small cake tins.
  3. Whisk together dark chocolate and the boiling water until the chocolate is melted, and set aside.
  4. Whisk the egg until light and fluffy and then whisk in the vegetable oil.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients including the cooled chocolate mixture and whisk until combined.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  7. VANILLA LAYER
  8. Melt the butter on the stove and whisk in the milk. Heat for a few minutes over low heat.
  9. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, and flour.
  10. Whisk in the butter/milk mixture until just combined.
  11. Pour into two greased and lined 6" cake pans and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre come out clean.
  12. CINNAMON BUTTERCREAM
  13. Beat together softened butter, sifted icing sugar and cinnamon and add a dash of milk to soften if necessary