A classic American style yellow cake recipe with chocolate frosting. This recipe uses the two-stage method in which dry ingredients are mixed with part of the liquid and the remaining liquid is added in stages.
This cake halves perfectly. Halve all the ingredients and use 6 inch round pans. Also, for the frosting you can use a different ratio of cream if you prefer or even use whole milk in place of cream. The cream adds richness, but whole milk is still very good.