What makes this Chocolate Chip Cake Great? The brown sugar!
The brown sugar, in addition to the amazing flavor combination of butter, vanilla, and chocolate chips gives this cake all of the familiar deliciousness that we love in a chocolate chip cookie!
This recipe is the first chocolate chip cake that I’ve tried that contains brown sugar and it really makes a difference!
Brown sugar not only adds wonderful flavor to the cake recipe, but it also makes for a cake that is even more moist and tender.
Also, this recipe uses the Reverse Creaming Method of mixing. We use this method of mixing for many of our recipes because we find that it gives the cakes a slightly denser, velvety texture.
This Chocolate Chip Cake uses the Reverse Creaming Method of Mixing
For the Cake
- 2 3/4 cup (332 g) all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups (325 g) light brown sugar (packed into the cup)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons (7 g) baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon 3 g) salt
- 10 Tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) (141 g) unsalted butter.... softened (do not microwave). I cut the butter into 1/2 inch slices onto waxed paper to soften a short while before needed.
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/3 cup (302 g) buttermilk (low fat or full fat)
- 2 teaspoons (8 g) vanilla
- 1 cup (170 g) mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, grease and flour two 8 inch round cake pans
- In the bowl of your mixer add the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Hand whisk for at least 30 seconds so the ingredients are well combined.
- In a separate bowl, add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Stir with a fork to combine.
- With the mixer on low speed gradually add the slices of butter, a few pieces at a time. Increase the mixer to medium speed and beat until the dry ingredients look crumbly and moistened by the butter. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
- Add 1/2 of the egg mixture, beating at medium ( do not beat above medium ) for 1 1/2 minutes, the batter will become thick and fluffy. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the remaining egg mixture in 2 pourings, beating for 20 seconds after each addition.
- Fold in the chocolate chips
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached.
- Let the cake cool in the pans 10 minutes, then turn out.
- Makes 7 cups batter
- Will hold up to fondantThis recipe works well for cupcakes, they will have very little dome.
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