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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 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) 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.

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

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.

Reviews for One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"Simple, easy to halve the recipe. Nice and moist."

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"This is the best recipe ever and so simple!"

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"This is my go to chocolate cake now. I get dirty looks if I even think about using a cake mix. Mine drops a tiny bit in the middle, but nothing major. It just gets a bit more icing. ;) I've done this gluten free as well and it turned out exactly as if I'd used All Purpose Flour. It is always posted on my fridge since I bake it once a month at least. I've passed this recipe on to several people; it is now their go to cake as well."

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2015

"My fave cake for 39 years! No matter where I take it, there are never any leftovers!"

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"This cake tastes good, but for some reason it collapses in the center when it's almost done baking. I was disappointed. I won't be making it again."

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