Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Spray three 8-inch round pans with nonstick spray, line the bottom with parchment paper and spray again. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk and ovaltine powder. Set aside
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and cocoa powder. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugars. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again for another minute.
Add the eggs, one at a time, being sure to mix and scrape down the sides of the bowl between each addition.
Add the sour cream and mix until combined. (Don't worry if the mixture looks slightly curdled).
With the mixer on low speed, add 1/3 of the flour mixture, followed by 1 cup of the buttermilk mixture. Continue with another 1/3 of the flour, the second half of the buttermilk and then the remaining buttermilk. Stir until combined.
In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and baking soda. The mixture will bubble. Add the mixture to the cake batter and stir on low until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again for another 20 seconds.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans (21 ounces in each of the 8-inch pans). Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs on it.