Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Sauce
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For the Cake:
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2½ cups self-rising flour
For the Sauce:
  • 1⅓ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  1. In a stand mixer (or using hand mixer) cream together sugar, butter and vanilla for the cake. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Then slowly add buttermilk and flour, alternating.
  2. Pour batter into 3 round 8 inch cake pans lined with parchment paper or buttered and floured.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. For the sauce, mix together sugar and cocoa. Then whisk in milk and vanilla, and add butter. Stir over medium heat until slightly thickened.
  5. Pour warm sauce over each layer of the cake (including the bottom), and then pour remaining over the top letting it drip over the sides. ** Be sure to use a large round cake plate.
Recipe by Faithful Provisions at https://faithfulprovisions.com/buttermilk-cake-with-chocolate-sauce-2/