Tuesday, August 27, 2013

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

This is one of the best chocolate cakes I ever tasted! I found the recipe on Allrecipes.com. It is a very popular recipe with great reviews! What was unique to me about this recipe wasn't the fact that it's made in 'one bowl' because aren't all cakes made in one bowl? What I found to be different about this recipe is that hot water is added to the batter before it is baked! I'm not sure what purpose the hot water serves, but I always make it that way because the taste and texture are so perfect! Why mess with a good thing? The only thing I changed from the original recipe was to increase the amount of cocoa powder from 3/4 cup to a full cup. And I baked this in one 9x13" baking dish instead of two 9" round pans.

This cake is delicious in every way...moist, rich, dense, but not too much of each! The perfect balance of all! I topped mine with a Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache...heavenly!!!

One Bowl Chocolate Cake
One Bowl Chocolate Cake

2 cups white sugar
1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour two 9" round pans or one 9x13" baking pan.
In a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
Then add in all wet ingredients except for the boiling water.
Blend on medium speed with a hand mixer for 2 minutes.
Then stir in the boiling water. Batter will be thin.
Pour evenly into pans and bake on center rack for 30-35 if using the round pans
or 40 minutes if using the 9x13" pan. But check for doneness since all oven times vary.
Cool completely then frost as desired.

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com


  1. I love these type of easy recipes. This looks delicious!

    1. Hi Mich! Thank you so much! It's always so nice to see your sweet comments! (((HUGS))) =D

  2. Sweet.. I want to bake a choc cake for the wknd with pb icing.. I cant find my receipe for my screwball cake.. pretty much the same as yours except it takes vinegar.. thanks for posting : )

    1. I'm so glad you're going to try this! I also have a recipe for chocolate cake that uses vinegar...it's called 'Wacky Cake'! It's another great recipe! But the peanut butter ganache just makes this cake heavenly! Thank you so much for stopping by! Please let me know how you liked it! Thanks! =D


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