Few things satisfy a sweet tooth better than homemade chocolate cake. We’ve showcased a number of decadent cakes in the past, including a seven-layer chocolate whiskey cake from Guy Fieri and a chocolate mayonnaise cake that is surprisingly delicious. However, sometimes we just want a simple cake recipe that can be whipped together quickly — and without pulling out every bowl and appliance in the kitchen.
Fortunately, the blogger behind Crunchy Creamy Sweet, Anna, has a chocolate cake recipe that comes together in one bowl. Not only is this chocolate cake easy to make, but it will keep the baking chaos out of your kitchen.
Think of this One-Bowl Chocolate Cake recipe as a way to get all the benefits of a from-scratch dessert with the convenience of a box mix. It promises a “rich and decadent chocolate cake” in under an hour.
Once you’ve pulled out your one mixing bowl, it’s time to gather up the ingredients for the cake. If you bake at all, you’re likely to have most of the staples on hand, such as flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, vegetable oil and a few other standard items.
The recipe also calls for buttermilk, and if you don’t have that at the ready, Anna shared a handy tip on how to make your own with either whole milk or half-and-half and a little apple cider vinegar.
You will also need a whisk, an 8-inch cake pan (round or square), measuring cups and spoons, and a toothpick. That’s it! No need to drag out the big stand mixer to get the job done.
Anna also included a simple fudge frosting recipe to go along with the One-Bowl Chocolate Cake. After all, what’s a cake without a rich layer of frosting?
Even the frosting is a snap to make! With five simple ingredients, the frosting only requires one pot or saucepan.
Now, the next time you need a chocolate cake for a weeknight dessert or even a party, you’ll have a go-to recipe that is easy and delicious.