There’s something irresistible about those swirls of pillowy soft, creamy, fluffy frosting adorning your cake masterpiece.

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Perfectly fudgy chocolate cake.

Hi Elizabeth! This is likely because of the fact that you have to whisk a thicker cake batter more to mix all the ingredients together, resulting in  more air being incorporated.

It might seem runny and not thick but no worries, the cake will bake perfectly and every bite will be moist and melt in your mouth. The last addition of coffee is also important to make the chocolate flavor stand out more. And there are similar variations if you use Dutch process cocoa powder. Is Droste?

Serve the squares and enjoy.

Thanks. The cake is ready to be frosted now.



BEAUTIFUL!!! The batter will be thick. Hi Lu! I love baking, and I love cooking.

I love hearing from you! Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream, Homemade Mango Ice cream { No Ice cream maker }.

But the coffee doesn’t really add any coffee flavor here unless you use EXTRA STRENGTH coffee. If you use regular strength coffee (or even weak coffee), it will simply enhance the chocolate flavor.

Can this be changed by using half the cocoa powder and similarly increasing the A/P flour? This Fudgy One Bowl Chocolate Cake has at various times been called “the best chocolate cake ever”, “life changing chocolate cake”, and also “holy f***** chocolate cake” by those who have tried it. Buttermilk substitute = 1C Milk + 1 Tbsp vinegar, combine and let sit a few minutes. Just don’t forget the vinegar. Easy Creamy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, Perfect Classic Chocolate Eclairs (Foolproof Recipe), How to make Marshmallows (tips and tricks for homemade marshmallows), The Best Homemade Bread (White Bread Recipe), Classic Pound Cake (Tips for a Perfect, Moist Pound Cake), How to make the Best Instant Pot Short Ribs, Slow Roasted Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce.

Optional - cut about 1 - 1 ½ cm off the edges to create clean, sharp edges.

OR you can DOUBLE the recipe and make a THREE layer 8 or 9 inch cake.

OR you can use oil too.

If you use liquid that is not hot, then the cake batter will be thicker. Love the recipe but on this occasion I need to change the recipe do you think it would work and give the same fudge cake? I have tried this recipe in the cake form and I absolutely love it ❤️Could I just ask if this recipe would be possible in cupcake form and if so how long should I bake it for if I can …. One bowl chocolate cake is the easiest chocolate cake recipe for any novice baker.

And one bite of this richly dark Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake and you will be in chocolate heaven!

Use a whisk to combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, until all the dry ingredients are moistened. 3/4 cup Callebaut cocoa powder = 90 g; 3/4 cup Nestle cocoa powder = 75 g Even when things go a little wrong, it still comes out delicious.

To start with, add one cup of all-purpose flour in a bowl, baking powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, one teaspoon of coffee and the coffee is optional but you should try it because it will enhance your chocolate flavour. Customised by Kaushik. If you have chocolate cake fans in your family, they will be forever sold on this amazing Buttermilk Chocolate Cake!

This Fudgy One Bowl Chocolate Cake has at various times been called “the best chocolate cake ever”, “life changing chocolate cake”, and also “holy f****** chocolate cake” by those who have tried it. Grease the squares of the traybake.

I’ve always loved a good chocolate cake, and while I’ve made many different versions over the years, this right here is my #1.

I have also made this cake with a ganache frosting before, which also works really well. I would keep an eye on the cake and check on it every 10 minutes, after the initial 20 minutes, and take it out when the cake is baked through. Instead of regular cream cheese you can use vegan cream cheese like Tofutti. Your email address will not be published. Yes you can, but again, this would make it less fudgy. I have now added a recipe note to reflect this.

Preheat oven to 325°F. If you google best chocolate cake, I will bet you dollars to donuts (and also cake), that the recipe you find is a version of (or the exact same as) the Hershey’s chocolate cake (which I know as Ina Garten’s chocolate cake). Pour the batter into the cake tin and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted at the centre comes out clean. .

Add the eggs, baking powder and flour and mix until well combined.

This fudgy chocolate cake is an easy one bowl chocolate cake, topped with my favorite creamy chocolate buttercream frosting. I do highly recommend using weight measurements because it’s easy to over-measure cocoa powder with cups, which can result in a very dry cake. Join my FREE recipe challenge to receive new recipes and dinner ideas straight to your inbox!

One bowl baby! Heat them for 30 seconds, stir and heat again for 30 seconds.

I need to get my hands on this cocoa powder and I cannot wait to make this decadent chocolate cake! Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk to make a smooth, rich, shiny frosting. Set aside. It’s super chocolatey, with a good dose of cocoa powder. Remove the cake from the oven, and let it cool down.

Does this cake require milk?? So glad you liked the chocolate cake and buttercream frosting Sharon!

So you can use 75g next time (the 5g extra you used likely didn’t make too much of a difference though). Thank you for a lovely easy recipe. Measure out the ingredients and whisk everything together in one bowl until the batter is smooth. This is why I generally insist on weight measurements over volume measurements when it comes to baking.

I made two cakes from the recipe and enough frosting for both plus some extra which I have bagged labelled and have experimented by freezing it. No on both counts.

I am totally craving chocolate cake now. However I updated the recipe slightly in 2019, and removed the milk from the list of ingredients to ensure more consistent results. But a runnier (warm) cake batter is easier to mix without getting too much air in the batter, resulting in a slightly shorter, and a delightfully fudgier cake crumb! If I do shall I keep everything else the same?

sifted (please see notes about cup measurements). Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius and butter then line your baking tin with parchment paper. I added the coffee to my buttercream to make it mocha and it’s heavenly. This chocolate cake looks so moist and perfect! With a hand whisk, mix the dry ingredients to make sure there are no lumps. But you should be able to bake this cake after replacing some of the cocoa with AP flour. Add in one cup of granulated white sugar the whisk all the ingredients in the bowl then add one cup of yoghurt, vegetable oil, a splash of vanilla and three medium-ranged eggs at room temperature. The not so secret ingredient that makes it so dense and fudgy is CREAM CHEESE (and butter). But if you want to, you can add oil or melted vegan butter or margarine instead. Note: if your deciding between this recipe and one bowl chocolate cake III, they are exactly the same.

I shall be making it again and again.

This cake is also inspired by that, but with one major difference.

Get my curated collection of the Top 10 Flavor Bender recipes! There are links on this site that can be defined as “affiliate links”. Then carefully turn the cake out onto the serving plate, so that the shiny side is facing up. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl. For 30 – 35 mins? Cup..Thank you so much.

Hi Jen In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, coffee powder, cocoa powder, sugar and whisk until combined, Now add the yoghurt, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, eggs and whisk until you get a smooth batter, Pour this batter in a previously lined baking tray with oil and parchment paper and bake for 35 to 40 mins in a preheated oven at 175 degrees or until a toothpick inserted at the centre of the cake comes off clean, Ice with chocolate frosting or any frosting of your choice and serve. One Bowl Chocolate Cake takes only 5 minutes to put together and less than 15 minutes to bake. Either way, this fudgy chocolate sheet cake will rock your world! Carefully flip the cake out of the pan and then remove the parchment paper. Spread over still-warm cake.

And if you’d like to make this chocolate sheet cake without the caffeine, you can simply use decaffeinated coffee instead. Simply melt butter and whisk it with cocoa powder. This cake can be made dairy free too. This cake can be baked in any type of tin that you have. The milk solids in butter help attain that fudgy texture. Love this recipe..this has been one of the best cakes I have baked..thank you for sharing this..I have a question too..that is if there’s any alternative for apple cider vinegar…. I was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in New Zealand and lived in Australia, and then the US, before moving to Canada in 2019!

I’m so glad the chocolate cake was well received! As in swooned. Stir with a whisk ensuring they are melted and mixed well. This recipe is for a 9 x 13 pan, and a 13 x 18 pan (half sheet) would be double the size. Try not to open the oven door until the first 20 minutes have passed.

Substitute the cream cheese with Greek yogurt or sour cream. Put all the cake batter ingredients in one bowl, mix and then let the oven do the work for you. I will get back to you when I use it and let you know if it worked and still tastes as good. Learn how to make the simplest, fudgiest One Bowl Chocolate Cake (Chocolate Sheet Cake) with Creamy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting that will truly rock your world! I was searching for a chocolate cake recipe and stumbled upon this recipe and am so happy I did – it’s definitely a keeper!! I love topping this chocolate sheet cake with this dreamy, creamy chocolate buttercream frosting. I hope that helps! OFTEN!

The reason that the same volume can weigh differently between different types of cocoa powder has to do with how they are manufactured and how well they are refined, which affects the texture of the cocoa powder and how it gets packed into a measuring cup. Please note that 3/4 cup Callebaut cocoa powder is NOT equal to 3/4 cup of Nestle cocoa powder.