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One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

 One-Bowl Chocolate Cake
This cake mixes up quickly and bakes while we enjoy our dinner. My son, David, loves to help decorate it. —Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Frosting of your choice
  • Colored sprinkles, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan. In a large
  • bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. Stir in eggs, oil and
  • buttermilk. Add water; stir until combined.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a
  • toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan
  • on a wire rack. Frost cake. If desired, decorate with sprinkles.
  • Yield: 15 servings.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup softened butter until creamy. Beat in 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup baking cocoa, 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 3-4

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Editor's Note: tablespoons 2% milk to achieve desired consistency.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (calculated without frosting) equals 297 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.