One Bowl Chocolate Cake

    45 min

    The absolute best, richest and easiest one-bowl chocolate cake recipe! It's heavenly when topped with chocolate cream cheese icing.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g (9 oz) plain flour
    • 400g (14 oz) caster sugar
    • 75g (3 oz) cocoa powder
    • 1 dessertspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) cold filter coffee
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) milk
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) vegetable oil
    • 1 dessertspoon vinegar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and flour a 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking tin.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarb, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the eggs, coffee, milk, oil and vinegar. Mix until smooth, batter will be thin. Pour into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin before slicing and serving.

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    Used different ingredients. amaretto instead of coffee  -  26 Mar 2009


    I varied the ingredients after reading the reviews and replaced the coffee with same amount of water and 1 tsp vanilla essence and varied the quantities of the raising agents using 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda and 3 tsp of baking powder. It worked out well, kids loved it, easy cake. Also on making this recipe a 2nd and 3rd time I whisked eggs and wet ingredients before adding to the dry ones and there was a great improvement, cake rose beautifully both times  -  02 Jan 2013


    Something else. Omit the eggs and add 11/2 cups of cold water and 1 tpsn of vanilla essence  -  08 Apr 2009