Chocolate Chip Cake Easiest Recipe Ever

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This delightful Chocolate Chip Cake contains vanilla cake layers with chocolate chips, shaved chocolate buttercream, and chocolate chip garnish.  


For the cake – 2 & 2/3 cups all-purpose flour – 2 teaspoons baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt – 10 ounces mini semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1 cup unsalted butter softened – 1 cup granulated sugar – 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed – 4 large eggs room temperature – 1 tablespoon vanilla extract – 1 & 1/4 cups buttermilk room temp For the frosting – 1 & 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened – 6 cups powdered sugar – 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt – 1 tablespoon vanilla extract – 2 tablespoons milk – 1/4 cup chocolate shaving


Spray and preheat two 9-inch cake pans to 350°F. Pan bottoms with parchment. Reserve the baking-sprayed paper. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.  

Step 1

Put little chocolate chips in a bigger bowl. Reserve 1-1 ½ teaspoons of flour mixture with chocolate chips. Use the paddle attachment to cream butter, granulated sugar, 

Step 2

and brown sugar in a stand mixer for 3 minutes. Stir in vanilla after each egg. Mix half the dry ingredients with the wet. Stir in half buttermilk. 

Step 3

As you add dry ingredients and buttermilk, scrape sides. Mix in chocolate chips. Fill two cake pans with batter. Make cakes uniformly cooked by spatulaing.  

Step 4

Bake for 22–28 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Moisture-rich batter needs longer baking than crumbs. Finish cooling cakes in pans.  

Step 5

Cool and frost cakes. Butter should be smooth in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a big basin with an electric hand mixer. Before adding powdered sugar,  

Step 6

mix well. To thicken, add all powdered sugar. Salt, vanilla, milk. Smoothly mix. Whip till foamy on medium-high for 3 minutes after mixing. Combine chocolate shavings. 

Step 7

Mixing seldom lowers breaking. Make the cake by removing the cakes from the pan and discarding the parchment. Flatten cakes by reducing domes.  

Step 8

One-cup icing bottom-side-down cake. One more cake icing. Lightly icing the cake with another cup creates crumb coat. chill 2 hours or overnight. Apply leftover frosting on cake. Little chocolates. Cut/serve.  

Step 9

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