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One-bowl Chocolate Cake: the easy recipe for a rich, decadent dessert

Total time: 1H10
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
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Ingredients
Milk
1 cup
Oil
3/4 cup
Large eggs
2
packed brown sugar
1 cup
White sugar
1/2 cup
All-purpose flour
1 cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup
White vinegar
1 tbsp
Baking powder
1 tbsp
Salt
1 tsp
boiling coffee
1/2 cup
For the frosting
Butter
10 tbsp
Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ¼ cups
Powdered sugar
5 ¼ cups
Milk
2/3 cup
pure vanilla extract
2 tsp

One-bowl chocolate cake is the hands-down easiest recipe for a moist chocolate cake. This decadent dessert is richly chocolatey, with a light, moist texture, and it can be served on its own or slathered in a fudgy frosting such as a luxurious chocolate buttercream. It's a beautiful, simple dessert that's great for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. All you need is one bowl and a cake pan to make the best chocolate cake ever. This one-bowl chocolate cake recipe is foolproof and the results are so outstanding, this incredible dessert is sure to become a staple!

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How to Make Fudgy Chocolate Frosting

To make a professional fudgy chocolate frosting you need a few ingredients to mix in a few simple steps. Just whisk together melted butter and cocoa powder. Then add powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk, you will get a smooth and delicious frosting to spread over your chocolate cake. It's simple, isn't it?

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Tips for Making a Moist Chocolate Cake

Don't overmix the ingredients – this will lead to a denser cake.

– To avoid having a sad dry dessert, don't overbake the cake. After about 50 minutes, start checking it.

– Be careful how you measure your ingredients. If you measure them incorrectly, you might wind up with a dry cake.

– To make a gluten-free version of one-bowl chocolate cake, substitute all-purpose flour for the gluten-free flour of your choice. You'll also want to add ½ teaspoon of xanthan gum to the recipe.

– You can make this amazing moist chocolate cake ahead of time. It's a simple recipe to throw together, and you can bake it a day or two in advance.

– If you want to jazz up this recipe, you can add chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the batter or decorate the cake with sprinkles.

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How to Store the Best Chocolate Cake

Keep your one-bowl chocolate cake fresh by storing it in an airtight container. Keep it at room temperature and enjoy it within 3 days.

How to Make One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

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Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a cake pan with cooking spray and line with baking parchment.

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Whisk milk and vinegar in a large bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken, then whisk in eggs, oil, and sugars.

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Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine, then whisk in boiling coffee.

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Pour the batter into the cake pan. Bake for 1 hour.

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Remove from oven and let it cool completely.

For the Fudgy Chocolate Frosting

  1. Melt the butter. Whisk in cocoa powder.
  2. Pour the chocolate-butter mixture into a bowl. Alternating between the two, beat in milk and sugar with a handheld mixer. Beat in vanilla extract, then continue to mix until the frosting is smooth.
  3. When the cake is cool, frost it with a spatula.
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Notes

– Use vegetable or canola oil in this recipe.

– Place the cake on the lower oven rack when you're baking it.

– To test if the cake is ready to come out of the oven, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. It should come out clean. Just be sure not to open the oven too early. Otherwise, your cake will sink.

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