One Bowl Chocolate Cake

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When it comes to sweet treats, my husband is a chocolate cake fan. It is his go to indulgence with brownies at a close second.

So just a little bit ago he was asking me to make him a chocolate cake. He said I’m always making stuff for the blog and it’s never chocolate cake. So since I was going to make him a chocolate cake, I figured I might as well try a new recipe for the blog. Two for the price of one! Plus, hubby is happy!

One Bowl Chocolate Cake |

I decided to do this easy one bowl chocolate cake. It was perfect. I could make a cake from scratch with out a big mess. However, technically, it’s not a one bowl cake if you put frosting on it. In our house, chocolate cake needs frosting, so I put frosting on it. That would make it a 2 bowl chocolate cake.

This cake is more on the dense side but also unbelievably moist. It was a hit with the hubby, so that’s pretty good, being that he is such a chocolate cake connoisseur.

One Bowl Chocolate Cake |

Here is what you need to make the
One Bowl Chocolate Cake

  • SALT
  • EGGS
  • MILK
One Bowl Chocolate Cake |

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot water


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, cocoa baking soda, baking powder, and salt for the cake. Whisk together until combined.
  • Add the eggs, oil, and buttermilk to the bowl and stir to combine. Add in the hot water and stir just until combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake completely.
  • In another bowl, beat together the frosting ingredients until well combined and fluffy. Spread over cooled cake. Slice to serve. Serves 15.
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Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

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  1. Used a slightly larger pan. Added some vanilla to cake, and used a rounded 1/2 tsp salt. Used 2-3 T milk in frosting. This was very easy and came out moist and yummy! Thanks for sharing this!