One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This has been an all time family favourite. Have been making it for the last 25 years and each time its been perfect! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and line the bottom of a 9" square cake pan with waxed paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, sift together the first six ingredients.
  4. Add the rest and blend on low speed, or by hand, till its nicely moistened.
  5. Mix further for three mins on medium speed.
  6. Pour mixture in the prepared cake pan.
  7. Bake 35 minutes.
  8. Cake should rebound when gently pressed in the centre.
  9. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before inverting on to a plate.
  10. When completely cool, cover with chocolate frosting.
  11. Frosting: Cream butter, salt, vanilla, instant coffee and half of the sugar.
  12. Now use up all the cream and sugar in alternate additions till a rich gloss is reached and the frosting is of a thick spreading consistency.


Most Helpful

The first one bowl chocolate cake that I have liked because it isn't loaded with baking soda. Most chocolate cakes seem to list so much of this and we detest the aftertaste Easy, failproof and good. Thanks for a great submission.......

waynejohn1234 November 08, 2010

This went very well at my home this evening. Even though I'm trying to lose weight, I couldn't, just couldn't stop myself from eating 2 good sized pieces of this cake. I loved it. My friends' wiped the plate clean! The cake went really really well. It really came out nice and "spongy" and just seems to be so good, I will have to repeat this one. I did not do the icing for the cake, I just made the cake. The cake is wonderful. A 100% keeper! In the cake, I substituted the butter with margarine. Otherwise, I did use all the other ingredients. This is a real good cake. I baked it in my AMC Dutch Oven. It took an hour to bake, but the wait was well worth the time! Thank You for sharing! I plan to make this again very soon:)

Charishma_Ramchandani October 01, 2002

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