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One-Bowl Chocolate Cake Recipe
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One-Bowl Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This cake mixes up quickly and bakes while we enjoy our dinner. My son, David, loves to help decorate it. —Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings

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 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Frosting of your choice
  • Colored sprinkles, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without frosting and sprinkles): 297 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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 tablespoons 2% milk to achieve desired consistency.
Originally published as One-Bowl Chocolate Cake in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p9


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DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 253506
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"Very good and easy, very moist!"

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bonito15 User ID: 6959830 252822
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

"This was wonderful and so easy to prepare - they all disappeared in one evening"

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Gravell User ID: 1583332 252803
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

"This was the worst cake I have ever baked. I followed the recipe exactly. It was very heavy and oily. I let it cool and tried to get a piece out but it just fell apart. I let it sit overnight but it wasn't any better in the morning. I was able to salvage some by making a cake, cherry pie filling, vanilla pudding trifle. I had guests coming and had to think of something."

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margaretharms User ID: 8332495 252704
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"This cake is a favourite in our family, it's way better than a box of cake mix! So easy to make, I make this over and over again. We just love it! I made this for a gathering yesterday and they almost fought over the last piece! It's the best ever!!!"

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Ziva28 User ID: 5862802 252701
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"Easy and really good...will make again!!!!"

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4miller4@cox.net User ID: 703465 252672
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"laurabun

I couldn't agree more. Wonderful response."

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laurabun User ID: 7466708 252668
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"I have added this cake as a go-to in my recipe files. These are recipes that I can make in an instant, since I always have these ingredients in my kitchen. I don't consider this as a waste of time and no labor is too intensive when you're baking for your family. The ingredients listed are all natural, no preservatives or fillers. And I don't care how cheap a box of prepared cake mix costs, it's all worth it to make something good, and from the heart."

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Blueberrynut User ID: 8878413 252650
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"It's a great choc cake, what I changed was the water to hot coffee, makes the cocoa mix in better"

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DaughterofLight User ID: 5208379 252276
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

"This is a rich and moist cake! My go to when I want a chocolate cake for anything!"

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djade1123 User ID: 6548421 250625
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2016

"Really good and very easy"

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