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Chocolate Chip Cake with Whipped Chocolate Buttercream. Take the classic birthday cake up a few notches with this easy and delicious cake! | livforcake.com
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Chocolate Chip Cake With Whipped Chocolate Buttercream

Take the classic birthday cake up a few notches with this easy and delicious Chocolate Chip Cake with Whipped Chocolate Buttercream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 743kcal
Author Olivia



Whipped Chocolate Buttercream:



  • Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and flour three 6" cake rounds and line with parchment.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on med-high until pale and fluffy (approx 3mins).
  • Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time fully incorporating after each addition. Add vanilla.
  • Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour (3 additions of flour and 2 of milk). Fully incorporating after each addition.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and mix until just incorporated.
  • Bake for 35-40mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
  • Place cakes on wire rack to cool for 10mins then turn out onto wire rack. Allow to cool completely.

Whipped Chocolate Buttercream:

  • In a large bowl, combine sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer, beat butter until smooth. Reduce speed and slowly add powdered sugar & cocoa mixture one cup at a time. Add 2-4 Tbsp of cream until desired consistency is reached (I used all 4). Mix on medium until smooth (3 mins).
  • Add melted chocolate and mix until well combined and smooth.


  • Place one layer of cake on a cake stand or serving plate. Top with approximately 2/3 cup of buttercream. Repeat with remaining layers and crumb coat the cake. Chill for 20mins.
  • Frost the cake. Scallop the sides using a flat spatula and do a decorative swirl on top if desired. Top with sprinkles and rosettes.


Calories: 743kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 1090IU | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2.8mg