AMAZING Chocolate Buttermilk Cake by Arely Bakes

| Cake Recipes, Recipes from Arely Bakes

Hi everyone and welcome to our new set of blogs to follow along with our Arely Bakes YouTube Channel.

Arely from The Arely & Baden Show will be baking delicious recipes alongside her mum Renee, cake designer from Sugar Dreams.


We’re starting our new vlogging journey with a very popular cake at the cakery – our Chocolate Buttermilk Cake. It’s a deliciously moist chocolately cake that isn’t as dense as a mud cake. It’s also what we use for kids chocolate cakes.

Now it isn’t a secret recipe because I originally found on the internet, but there are a LOT of chocolate cake recipes out there that claim to be the BEST, I’ve seen (and tried) a lot of them but this is a keeper, it is one I bake weekly for Sugar Dreams and it receives rave reviews.

IMG_1582While I am keen for you to try baking my delicious Chocolate Buttermilk Cake for yourself, I would also be very happy to make one for you myself!

IMG_1572Some tips to remember when cake making is to not overmix the batter. Whilst the ingredients should be fully incorporated, it shouldn’t be overmixed or mixed at high speeds – unless the recipe specifically calls for this.



Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

260g Self-Raising Flour
440g Sugar
75g Cocoa
2 eggs
250ml Buttermilk
125ml Vegetable Oil
1tsp Instant Coffee
250ml Hot Water

250g Icing Sugar
50g Cocoa
120g Butter
30ml Milk


  1. Add dry ingredients to bowl and mix in eggs, buttermilk and oil until just incorporated.
  2. Mix your coffee and hot water to make a cup of coffee and add to the batter, mix until just smooth.
  3. Pour batter into a prepared 8” (20cm) cake tin and bake at 160°c for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out fairly clean (it is a moist sticky cake so when cooked it will still stick a little).
  4. For the icing, add the icing sugar and butter to an electric mixing bowl and mix until it comes together and then slowly add enough milk until the icing gets to the right consistency.
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