A six inch chocolate cake is the perfect size for smaller groups! Make this delicious chocolate cake recipe and pair it with a light and nutty tahini buttercream frosting. * Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com
Six Inch Chocolate Cake with Tahini Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Cooling Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

A six inch chocolate cake is the perfect size for smaller groups! Make this delicious chocolate cake recipe and pair it with a light and nutty tahini buttercream frosting. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Mary (The Goodie Godmother)
Ingredients
Chocolate Cake
  • c all-purpose flour
  • c sugar
  • ½ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • ½ c oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Tahini Buttercream Frosting
  • 3/4 pound unsalted butter softened
  • 6 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Instructions
Six inch chocolate cake
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Butter two 6" round cake pans and line with parchment paper circles. Set aside.

  2. Combine your dry cake ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer and stir well.
  3. Combine your wet ingredients (buttermilk, egg, vanilla, oil) in a separate bowl and pour slowly into your dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.
  4. Pour the batter evenly between the two six inch cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes until a tester inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before filling.

Tahini Buttercream Frosting
  1. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a clean mixing bowl, whip the butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl.

  2. Stir in the tahini, honey, cinnamon, and salt until well combined.

  3. Start adding the powdered sugar one cup at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition. Add the heavy cream as needed until the desired consistency is reached. 

  4. Frost the cake. :)