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One Bowl Chocolate Cake

There are six of us in the Blow family. Five of which I make a cake for, each year, on their birthday. I don’t think I’ve missed one yet. You might me wondering why don’t I make cake for the sixth one. The sixth one is me! I’m not in a habit of making my cake for my birthday, however… this one bowl chocolate cake is pretty simple that I can probably get the kids to whip it up for me this year (with the help of Mr. Blow). I love chocolate and all things chocolate!

If someone tells you they don’t like chocolate… stop being friends with them. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.

Over the years I’ve made a large variety of cakes. Some cakes have taken up to two days to make. I try not to make two cakes that are the same, because I enjoy making each cake special by trying a new recipe and designing it myself.

Sometimes though… making a cake from scratch is way too difficult with my schedule. That’s how it was this year for Emma’s birthday. We had a food centered birthday with Homemade Mac and Cheese with Almond Milk, Delicious Vanilla Cake Pops and of course this one bowl chocolate cake. I didn’t stop with just a butter frosting through (recipe coming soon). This cake became the recently popular Kit Kat cake, sugar chaos! Oh lord yes… it happened. I had a 12-year-old girl telling me she MUST have one of these cakes or she will die… sigh. I was weak.

one bowl chocolate cake

The day of her party was pretty crazy. I had a lot going on, and I knew I couldn’t spend an entire day on her cake let alone the clean up!  So I turned to my quick and easy one bowl chocolate cake recipe. It’s rich, fluffy and oh so good. I paired it with a quick and easy butter frosting, and I was ready to go!

For those of you wondering… I just had a few small bites. New Years resolution is still on despite a few colds trying to slow us down!

One Bowl Chocolate Cake
Still from scratch and delicious, but super easy! One bowl chocolate cake makes your busy birthday preparation manageable. Mix, cook, decorate and yum!
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4095 calories
644 g
201 g
165 g
34 g
26 g
1147 g
2241 g
502 g
1 g
132 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4095
Calories from Fat 1470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 165g
Saturated Fat 26g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 51g
Monounsaturated Fat 81g
Cholesterol 201mg
Sodium 2241mg
Total Carbohydrates 644g
Dietary Fiber 18g
Sugars 502g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 3/4 cup milk
  8. 1/3 cup cooking oil
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  10. 1 egg
  11. 1 recipe Butter Frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9 inch round baking pans.
  2. In a large bowl (or your stand up mixer) stir together flour, sugar cocoa powder, soda, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat with a hand mixer (or your stand up mixer) on low speed until combined. Increase to medium speed and beat for 2 minutes longer. Add egg and beat 2 minutes more. Pour half of batter into each prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes in pans. Remove both cakes from pan and cool thoroughly on wire rack.
  4. Frost between stacked cakes, top and sides. Enjoy!
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  1. Sorry did not enjoy this cake. Cant stand the taste of baking soda. Must it be used in a chocolate cake?

  2. Thanks for the perfect recipe..πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Tried today, tured out too good.. my family jus loved it.. <3 I wish I cud share the pic..

  3. helloo! can i replace the flour for whole weat flour?

  4. I need only a dozen cupcakes. How could I do this with this recipe?

  5. So cool.. thus recipe is awesome.. I can even make it without an occasion.. this time I made it for my mom’s birthday though.. she loved it

  6. This cake is definitely a keeper, just made it for my family…I didn’t frost the cake ( I didn’t have the ingredients on hand)

    We serve each portion with a scoop of ice cream,took 23 minutes to bake.
    I highly recommend it ?

  7. This recipe is just awesome.
    I prepared it for Father’s Day and both my husband and son love it.

  8. So cool tip. If you double all the dry ingredients and leave the normal amount for this recipe (milk. Egg. Oil and vanilla) and then bake like normal. You get brownies!

  9. Hi! Could I modify this to bake in a 9×13 dish?

  10. When will you be posting the butter frosting recipe? I was hoping to make this cake on Saturday for Easter Sunday (replacing the M&M’s with Mini Eggs).

    1. Author

      What a great idea! Wow! I hope you take pictures and share them with me! I’m sorry I forgot to update the recipe. The butter frosting recipe was posted, but I forgot to update this recipe card! OOPS! Good luck with your cake, and I hope you’ll get a chance to share some photos with me! https://breadandwithit.com/butter-frosting/

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