Today, we are featuring our favorite buttermilk cake recipes. These moist and flavorful cakes may not always have "buttermilk" in the name, but it is often the secret ingredient that makes them so good!
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What does Buttermilk do for Cakes?
Buttermilk adds wonderful richness to cakes and you may notice a very slight tanginess as well. Most importantly, its acidity softens strands of gluten, which makes for a much more tender, moist, and soft cake!
Favorite Buttermilk Cake Recipes
In this delicious roundup, we are featuring our favorite cakes that feature buttermilk as a key ingredient.
We hope that you enjoy these delicious buttermilk cake recipes! If you give any of them a try, we would love to hear what you think. Our Buttermilk Pound Cake and Lemon Buttermilk Cake are just a couple of our most popular!
This moist and delicious Maple Toffee Layer Cake recipe is so flavorful with vanilla cake speckled with toffee bits and flavored with maple. The buttermilk in the recipe makes it extra moist and tender.
This moist Neapolitan Cake is a delicious combination of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry! You don't need to make three different recipes with this cake, we are simply doctoring a vanilla cake recipe from scratch.
This homemade Chocolate Chip Cake recipe has all of the flavors that you love in a chocolate chip cookie. You'll love the hint of brown sugar flavor! It is sure to be a family favorite for birthdays or just because!
This scratch Spice Cake with Orange Spice Cream Cheese Frosting is moist and fluffy and has wonderful flavor! The spiced layers are extra tender thanks to the buttermilk in the recipe, and they pair perfectly with the orange spice cream cheese frosting!
Time to get a little fancy! This cake is any chocolate lovers dream. A layer of creamy chocolate cheesecake is sandwiched between two chocolate buttermilk layers in this rich dessert. You will love it!
This lemon buttermilk cake is one our most popular lemon cakes! We have a few favorites on our site- but this fluffy, tender lemon cake does not disappoint! Keep it in mind for birthdays, showers, weddings, and more!
This Buttermilk Chocolate Cake is so moist ,fluffy, and perfectly chocolatey! It is not too rich, but has just the right amount of chocolate flavor. The buttermilk in the recipe makes and so tender and soft.
This "Strawberry Shortcake Cake" is a fantastic twist on traditional strawberry shortcake as it uses layers of buttermilk pound cake. It is filled and topped with sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream.