I also made my regular chocolate buttermilk cake but instead of chocolate icing I made Raspberry Buttercream Icing from Vintage Cakes. I split the two layers to make four so I needed lots of pink icing. Here it is in process:
The finished cake...
...and presented to the birthday girl!
I really like the way the pink icing looks between the layers.
There wasn't much left of either cake, but Jeff and I had enough for a couple of nights of dessert.