Contrary to what some people might think, I don’t make sweets every week, sometimes not even one in a month.
If I go too long without making something sweet my kids will eventually start asking. “hey Mom are you going to make any cookies sometime soon” or I’ll get Evan pointing something out in a magazine and saying “you could make that for me mama”. Oh why thank you.
I’m happy to make sweets, but I admit it’s hard to stay away from them when you have a sweet tooth like I do. So I don’t make too many just for us, but I’m always happy to make them and take them (somewhere).
This chocolate cake was a “just because” cake. Sweet were requested and I didn’t want to make a big mess in the kitchen so this One Bowl Chocolate Cake was on the menu.
I have to admit I didn’t have any cake but I might have licked the spatula after I made the frosting. It smelled like chocolate fudgsicles.
Simple One Bowl Chocolate Cake
recipe from Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup boiling water
For the frosting:
3/4 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon or more milk
Preheat your oven to 350.
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined. Add the eggs, the milk, the vegetable oil and the vanilla, and whisk these ingredients into the dry ingredient until the mixture is smooth. Slowly add the boiling water, whisking constantly until the cake batter is runny and smooth.
Pour the cake batter into a greased 9x13 inch rectangular pan and bake at 350 degrees
about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack while you make the frosting. For the frosting, whip the butter on high speed using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer until the butter is
pale and smooth. Add the cocoa powder and the powdered sugar and continue to whip until smooth. If frosting is too stiff, a teaspoon or 2 of milk to loosen up the frosting until it reaches a consistency that is spreadable. Spread on cooled cake.
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