Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
This is a chocolate lover's dream! It will definitely satisfy any chocolate craving you may have. I often make this cake for birthdays or other special occasions.


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 5-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Combine sugar and cocoa; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Add vanilla; beat well. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 924 calories, 44g fat (20g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium, 133g carbohydrate (101g sugars, 5g fiber), 10g protein.