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.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1 1/2 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.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.