A yellow cake with chocolate frosting is the staple for birthdays, and though the simplicity of a box mix is alluring, homemade is just as easy. Here, tender cake pairs with slightly bitter chocolate frosting for a classic combo.
Game plan: You’ll need to make the Bittersweet Chocolate Frosting before you begin.
If you don’t have two 8-inch cake pans, you can make this in a single 13-by-9-inch pan. To frost, use one batch of frosting instead of two. Baking time will be the same.