Just like eggs, buttermilk is a regular food staple in our fridge. Every Sunday, my husband will wait until I am awake and he will cook me Buttermilk Pancakes. Unfortunately every week, the remaining buttermilk would get thrown in the bin. I decided that I would find a recipe online that uses buttermilk, so the buttermilk would not go waste again.
I spent twenty minutes searching online for a recipe that was easy to make, looked delicious and did not take a long time in the oven to make. I finally found a recipe for Buttermilk Chocolate Cake and the recipe looked quite easy to make.
I was considering being lazy, by making the Buttermilk Chocolate Cake into cupcakes, but decided that this time, I would not be lazy and make it as a whole cake. This decision to make a whole cake was not an easy decision to make, because I hate making whole cakes. I will confess, though out the mixing process, I may have changed my mind a few times.
The Buttermilk Chocolate Cake was really straight forward to make. I did not find it difficult at all. My only concern was that I may over mix the cake mix, but in the end it worked out fine. I decided to change the recipe by cooking the cake at 150 degrees Celsius as opposed to the recipes suggestion of 180 Degrees Celsius. I decided to do this, so the cake would not burn.
In less time than stated in the recipe, my Buttermilk Chocolate Cake was ready. I will admit, the Buttermilk Chocolate Cake did not look one bit sexy, it had “rustic” cracks in it. But as my lovely Twitter friends said, it is not about how it looks, it is about how it tastes.
I allowed the Buttermilk Chocolate Cake to cool down and I started making Buttercream icing to cover the “rustic” cracks.
Once the Buttermilk Chocolate Cake was cooled down, I iced the cake. The icing did not look like a masterpiece, but it did taste delicious.
I decided to cut a slice of the Buttermilk Chocolate Cake and have a taste. The Buttermilk Chocolate Cake tasted so delicious. I was really impressed with the texture, it was moist and fluffy and the chocolate was just right. The icing was a perfect match for the cake, but next time I may make chocolate icing instead.
Overall I was extremely pleased with the result.
The Buttermilk Chocolate recipe can be found here:
http://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/dairy-food-and-recipes/recipes/recipe-detail/buttermilk_chocolate_cake.aspx *they have since removed this recipe link
Note: I used my own icing recipe