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Chocolate Vanilla Cake


I am so excited !!! guess why???  I have niece`s  birthday coming up and these lovely pastries I made for her B`day Party !!!! When my sister told me that she is giving me in charge of all the cake baking for the birthday, I was overwhelmed, I really did not know what to say….

Chocolate Vanilla Cakes

Ever since she told me I would be given the full responsibility, I was in deep thoughts of what flavor should I choose to make for the pastries. After doing a little bit of research, the combination of chocolate and vanilla sounded best and pastries in their combo was not so common. I always like to pick something different all the time. So went ahead with this wonderful combination.

Remember the Chocolate Coffee Cake I made for my son on his birthday? That was then microwaved, but this time I have my new oven and I baked it.  I had the Vanilla cake recipe with me that my mom always make and so I went ahead with the perfect combination of these two. Layered them and sandwiched them with Whipped Cream. My kids are like, ” Mom, they look like the ones that we get from Cake Shops !! ? What more do I have to hear….:)

Vanilla Chocolate Cake

This was made in a large batch and so you can make alteration as per your requirement.

Servings – 45 pieces


For the Vanilla Cake

1 Stick ( 1/2 Cup ) Unsalted butter

1/2 cup oil

3 cups all purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/4 cups sugar

4 large eggs

1 tbsp Vanilla essence

1 3/4 cups whole milk

For the Chocolate Coffee Cake

3 cups All purpose flour plus little more for dusting pans.

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 1/4 cup unsweetened Cocoa powder

1 tbsp baking powder

2 cup cold buttermilk

1 cup vegetable oil

4 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla essence

2 cup freshly brewed black coffee.

Other Ingredients

Whipped Cream

Chocolate Shavings ( Optional)


For the Vanilla Cake

. Pre-heat the oven at 370 F. Grease pans and keep aside.

. Sift the all purpose flour, baking powder and salt and keep aside.

. In a large bowl, beat Sugar and butter till light and fluffy.

. To this add the oil and vanilla essence and beat.

. Beat in the eggs till fully incorporated.

. Beat in the flour to this butter mixture, alternating with milk, where you begin and end with the flour. Beat till Smooth.

.Bake for about 25 minutes or till done.

For the Chocolate Cake

. Pre-heat the oven at 370F

. Sift the  flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder into a bowl and keep aside.

. In another bowl, first beat the eggs and powdered sugar till fluffy. Then add in the vegetable oil, buttermilk and vanilla essence and beat well.

. Fold in the dry mix to the wet mix till well combined.

. Then add the prepared coffee and mix well.

. Bake the cake for about 25-30 minutes or till done.

Assembling the cake.

.Split each cake into two.

. Alternate layers as per choice with whipped cream and finally spread whipped cream on top.

. Garnish with Chocolate Shavings or any other toppings of your choice.

.Enjoy the wonderful beauty that you have made….:)



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