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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!

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 | realmomkitchen.com

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

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One Bowl Chocolate Cake | realmomkitchen.com

One Bowl Chocolate Cake


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar, cocoa baking soda, baking powder, and salt for the cake. Whisk together until combined.
  3. Add the eggs, oil, and buttermilk to the bowl and stir to combine. Add in the hot water and stir just until combined.
  4. 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.
  5. Cool the cake completely.
  6. 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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BarbT September 24, 2017 - 2:16 pm

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!

Medeja September 23, 2015 - 12:09 pm

I’m saving this one:) Thanks. Love such easy and yummy cakes