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Easy One-Bowl Chocolate Cake Recipe

I got this recipe from a friends many years ago, and it quickly became my children's favorite. Now, my grandchildren enjoy it. It works especially nice for making cupcakes for school lunches. Besides cooking, I enjoy sewing and writing poetry.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Frosting or confectioners' sugar


  • 1. Place all ingredients in order listed in a large bowl; beat well. Pour into a greased and floured 8-in. square baking pan.
  • 2. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool on a wire rack. Frost as desired or dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 322 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.