White Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting


So, a couple nights ago I decided to watch the movie “Pollyanna” . In the bizarre scene Pollyanna has a large slice of white cake with milk chocolate frosting and then I had to have one!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9-inch round pans and set aside.

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup veggie shortening

3 cups sugar

5 eggs, room temperature

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

1 Tbsp vanilla

In bowl of mixer with paddle attachment..

Mix butter and shortening together till fluffy. Add sugar mixing until smooth and sugar is fully blended. Add eggs one at a time until each egg is incorporated.

Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add to butter mixture alternating with buttermilk, starting with dry ingredients and ending with dry ingredients. Add in vanilla. Beat until mixture is fluffy. Pour into prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to racks. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Tip out of pans and let cool completely on racks.

Milk Chocolate Frosting

1  cup butter, softened

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

4 cups powdered sugar

6 Tbsp whipping cream, more if needed

Place butter in mixing bowl. Add cocoa powder, powdered sugar and whipping cream. Beat until creamy and smooth with paddle attachment adding more whipping cream if need to create desired consistency and texture.


Place 1 layer of cake on board and top with frosting. Add second layer of cake on top and top with frosting. Add third layer of cake and frost entire cake! Serve with a tall glass of milk or vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy 🙂