Little Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing

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This little yellow cake is the perfect cake to make for any occasion. Topped with a simple chocolate icing, you’ll adore this lovely little cake.

Little Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing - This little yellow cake is the perfect cake to make for any occasion. Topped with a simple chocolate icing, you’ll adore this lovely little cake.

One of the great things about this cake is the simplicity of the ingredients. This cake takes basic ingredients that you’ll already have in your pantry and doesn’t even use any eggs!

Little Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing - This little yellow cake is the perfect cake to make for any occasion. Topped with a simple chocolate icing, you’ll adore this lovely little cake.

To Make this Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing you will need:

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • water
  • unsalted butter
  • sugar
  • white vinegar
  • vanilla extract
  • baking cocoa
  • half & half (or milk)
  • powdered sugar
  • mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • square baking pan

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To make this cake you’ll preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan. You could also spray it with baking spray or use my Baking Spray Replacement. Set it aside for now.

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir those together and set that bowl aside for now.

ingredients in bowl

In a mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, vinegar, and vanilla.

Add in the dry ingredients and mix well.

Spread the cake batter into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the cake tests done with a wooden pick.

Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan sitting on a rack.

When the cake is cooled, you’ll prepare the icing.

cake in pan

To make the Chocolate Icing:

In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat.

Add in cocoa and half & half (or milk). Whisk those together over low heat until the cocoa is dissolved and the mixture is smooth.

Remove it from the heat and add in powdered sugar. Whisk the icing until it is smooth.

Spread the icing over the top of the cake and let it sit about 15-20 minutes for the icing to set up.

icing the cake

Enjoy your lovely little yellow cake with chocolate icing!

If you’re looking for a chocolate cake version, check out my Best Little Chocolate Cake recipe.

Little Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing - This little yellow cake is the perfect cake to make for any occasion. Topped with a simple chocolate icing, you’ll adore this lovely little cake.

Little Yellow Cake with Chocolate Icing

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
This little yellow cake is the perfect cake to make for any occasion. Topped with a simple chocolate icing, you’ll adore this lovely little cake.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Cakes, Sweets, Treats & Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 1 – 9 inch cake
Calories 334 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Cake:

  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 c + 2 T water
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, 1 stick, melted
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 Tb vanilla extract

For the Frosting:

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 2 Tb baking cocoa
  • 3 Tb half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 c powdered sugar

Instructions
 

For the Cake:

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan. Set it aside for now.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Stir to mix and set it aside for now.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, vinegar, and vanilla.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Spread the cake batter into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the cake tests done with a wooden pick.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan sitting on a rack.
  • When the cake is cooled, you’ll prepare the icing.

For the Icing:

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  • Add in the cocoa and half & half. Whisk over low heat until the cocoa is dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove it from the heat and add in the powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth.
  • Spread the icing over the top of the cake and let it sit about 15-20 minutes for the icing to set up.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 334kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 395mgFiber: 1gSugar: 43g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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