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Double Amber Block with Buttercream Frosting

16 reviews / 4.6 average

I’ve consistently been a block person.

Don’t get me amiss – I absolutely eat both block and ice cream.  But if accustomed the choice, I will accept cake.  Finer added affluent and chocolatey, with a blubbery band of frosting.

Slice of double chocolate cake with buttercream frosting on a white plate.

So on my birthday, I absitively to amusement myself to a little a lot of amber block with buttercream frosting.  The botheration actuality is that I am not a actual accomplished block maker.

In addition, I accept that I accept little to no acquaintance in auspiciously frosting a bifold band cake.

But luckily, my frosting-loving aftertaste buds accompany with my heavy-handed frosting abilities.  So it was a Blessed Altogether afterwards all.

Slice of double chocolate cake with buttercream frosting.

Completely different to bifold amber block (or maybe not, because all those calories), I ran a bisected chase this weekend!

Two women running a race.
Two women with ribbons around their necks.

That was fun.

Now I’m accessible to eat addition bifold amber cake.  Added frosting, please.

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Double Amber Block with Buttercream Frosting

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


This bifold amber block with buttercream frosting was what I fabricated myself on my birthday. So chocolatey, so rich, so perfect. Blessed Altogether to me!


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Double Amber Cake, from Foodessa

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp boilerplate extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee (or 1 cup baking water)

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from Confessions of a Tart

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, allowance temperature
  • 1 cup absinthian amber crumb (more to your tastes)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 23 cups of delicate amoroso (more or beneath to accomplish adapted consistency)


Double Amber Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease three annular baking pans and set aside. In a ample bowl, activity calm sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, buttermilk, broiled adulate and boilerplate extract; exhausted 2 account on average speed. Activity in hot coffee.
  2. Pour concoction analogously amid the three pans and broil on average arbor of oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until toothpick amid in centermost comes out clean. Air-conditioned absolutely on wire racks afore frosting.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  1. Whip the room-temperature adulate on average speed. About-face to low and add amber crumb slowly, spoonfuls at a time, until absolutely incorporated. Still on low, add in the delicate amoroso (also one dosage at a time), alternating with the milk, to accomplish adapted bendability and taste. Then, exhausted on average acceleration until actual ablaze and fluffy, addition 3-5 minutes. Add in added amoroso if bendability is too thin.


I acclimated two of the cakes and arctic the middle/top/sides. And from the aforementioned batch, I still accept a third block and abundant frosting to accomplish some added block pops!

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 828

Keywords: bifold amber cake, buttercream frosting, amber block recipe

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    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      ……. I was 4 back you fabricated that comment. I tend to balloon that added bodies existed afore i did so it gets kinda confusing…….

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    I aloof fabricated this today and it is uhh-may-zing! The alone thint i usef bisected regulg I afflicted was that I acclimated bisected approved amber and bisected semi-sw et amber in both the block and frosting. So yummy!!

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    Frist off….Just begin your blog….and I am already in love!!! My pintrest annual with be abounding of your armpit I am sure.
    Second, how cartel you attending so amazing afterwards active a bisected marathon!!! I consistently attending like a drowned rat back I accomplishment one….but I adulation the addiction!!
    Third, activity to accomplish this…I accept approved abounding a amber block and consistently attending for new aperitive ones…so acknowledgment for announcement it.

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    Hi, adulation the attending of this block and would absolutely like to accomplish it for my sister ancestors ceremony in a brace weeks. May complete like a asinine catechism but did you use apparent or cocky adopting abrade for this? Thanks

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          I fabricated this at the weekend and it went bottomward so so able-bodied :). I’ve now been asked to accomplish it for two birthdays in the abutting brace of weeks. So acknowledge you for announcement this recipe!

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        Hi Lindsay, fabricated this block for the fourth time and it turns out amazing every time. I accept busy the cakes with fondant and anybody can’t accept how clammy it is as usually fondant cakes tend to be a little dry. This animadversion was from a non-chocolate lover, ‘one of the best amber block anytime tasted.’ Could you amuse column a compound for a boilerplate block too :). Thanks

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    Hi! I’m cerebration of authoritative this for my boyfriend’s altogether on saturday and was wondering… Do you advance authoritative this the day of or the day afore the event? I apperceive some bodies say cakes are added clammy if you let them sit for a day but I’m no expert… PS I fabricated your allotment cupcakes and they were AMAZING.

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      Hi Cate! It’s been a while back I fabricated this one so I don’t bethink how it compared the abutting day. However, I about consistently like cakes bigger the abutting day so I would angular appear authoritative it a day advanced of time if possible. I don’ anticipate it’s activity to dry out or anything… if annihilation it’d aloof get added clammy and aperitive like you want. 🙂

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      Just to accomplish abiding you accept it clammy enough, use according genitalia amoroso and baptize and kinda aloof use a pastry besom to put a band on the top and let it soak. I use it all the time and my ancestors thinks my cakes are the best

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      i assumption the pans were too big… i alone got two layers but it came out actual accurately 🙂 i accept a ton of frosting larboard over so i’ll accept to do addition block 🙂 acknowledgment for administration the recipe!

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        Simone – Did the two 9″ pans assignment out able-bodied – nice and blubbery behindhand of cake? And do you anticipate halving the frosting compound would assignment able-bodied so there is no excess?

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    Just fabricated this block bygone for a party! It was my aboriginal block and it was a hit with anybody there. Acknowledge you so abundant for these alarming recipes, they are consistently atom on. I concluded up authoritative one blubbery band of block so my baking time was longer, but it contrarily angry out well. Admired the frosting!

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      Hi Begum,
      How continued did you broil your one blubbery band of block for?
      I’m a apprentice so I alone accept the one block tin but would adulation to accomplish this for a friend’s birthday.

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    Made this the added day and it was delicious. I accept one baby allotment larboard that I’m cat-and-mouse to devour. About the block was a lot added close than I thought, still enjoyed it a lot, but is it accept to be dense? Or was it maybe because I affectionate of broke the concoction on the adverse afore I broiled it?

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      Hi, Kate! This block is adequately dense. If you acquainted it was too close for your tastes, you could try application block abrade abutting time. Block abrade is bigger than AP abrade and will aftermath a lighter, added aerial cake.

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    This is my go to cake/cupcake recipe. Best amber block I’ve anytime had. I accidentally forgot the broiled adulate the aboriginal time and anytime back I aloof annihilate it all together. Do you accept a commensurable white block recipe?

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    I actually adulation this recipe.. it’s my NEW admired go to!! I had three layers, acclimated block abrade and brindled pecans on top.. yum!!

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    I’ve never been a baker, but capital to broil a block from scratch. Watched the cine “It’s Complicated” and she mentioned bifold amber cake. Fabricated yours. OMG!!! THE BEST BLOCK EVER!! SO Moist. Anybody that ate it, appetite me to accomplish for them. Acknowledgment so abundant for announcement the recipe.

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    Can I aloof point out that this is not a bifold amber cake? Bifold amber has absolute amber and amber powder, not aloof two altered things with amber powder. For example, a quadruple amber block has white chocolate, aphotic chocolate, and milk amber chips in a amber crumb cake. Abolish one blazon of amber and it becomes a amateur amber block and so on.

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    Hi Lindsay, fabricated this block for the fourth time and it turns out amazing every time. I accept busy the cakes with fondant and anybody can’t accept how clammy it is as usually fondant cakes tend to be a little dry. This animadversion was from a non-chocolate lover, ‘one of the best amber block anytime tasted.’ Could you amuse column a compound for a boilerplate block too :). Thanks

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    So.. is this compound abundant for 3 band 8 inch block with acceptable bulk of frosting to absolutely awning the cake? How alpine are anniversary cake? About 1&1/2 inches or..?

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    I adulation amber block with frosting. Acknowledgment for the compound with the diet facts. I would like to apprentice some new recipes from you.