Easy One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake

This is a classic, plain chocolate cake where all the ingredients are placed in a bowl and beaten together. Unlike other cakes (like the White Chocolate Raspberry Birthday Cake) where you have to combine butter, dry ingredients, milk, and meringue all in a certain order, this is super easy.

I made this as my birthday cake in 2015. I’ve been making my own birthday cakes since I was about 13 years old, so this year was no different. The chocolate flavour of this cake is enhanced by adding a bit of instant coffee powder to the mix. The recipe says to frost with your choice of frosting; I made a cooked rum buttercream frosting and used that as both a filling and frosting.

This recipe can also be made into chocolate cupcakes; place liners in 2 dozen 3-inch muffin-pan cups and fill each half-full with the batter. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the centre of one comes out clean.

Easy One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Easy One-Bowl Chocolate Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
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Cook time:
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 1¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
  3. In a large bowl, measure all ingredients.
  4. With a mixer at low speed, beat until well mixed, constantly scraping the bowl.
  5. Beat for 5 minutes at medium speed, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  6. Pour batter into prepared cake pans and bake 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean and dry.
  7. Cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on racks. Then frost with frosting of choice!

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4 Replies to “Easy One-Bowl Chocolate Cake”

  1. Looks amazing! I’ve been making my own birthday cakes for quite a while also!
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  2. […] used this cooked rum buttercream frosting flavoured with a bit of vanilla to frost the easy one-bowl chocolate cake that I made for my birthday. This recipe makes enough to frost a 9-inch, 2-layer […]

  3. Yum! Homemade cakes are the best, especially when they aren’t too fussy!

  4. This goes perfect with your frosting!! Yummy! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this Thursday (Dec. 1st) Have a great week! Pinned!

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