Looking for a simple one-bowl chocolate cake?
This is it. The chocolate cake you need when you need a cake in 40 minutes.
That’s all it takes, from start to eating.
Both the cake and the icing are made with cocoa powder (rather than chocolate), so it is pretty important to use the best quality cocoa powder. But it’s more important to choose one with a flavour you love! Try out the Valrhona or Equagold brands (we love both!) or something like this one from Essential Ingredient. It’s something we have as a pantry staple. To understand the difference between ‘Dutch’ cocoa powder and the non-dutched version, read this.
We also like to have a carton of buttermilk in the fridge – it lasts for ages and has lots of baking uses. We use it for our Buttermilk Scone, Buttermilk Rusks (The Feast Goes On) and Muesli Rusks (It’s Always About the Food).
This is a half version of the original simple one-bowl chocolate cake which came to us from Paula’s sister Jo which we published in The Feast Goes On. It has always been the birthday cake of choice in Jo’s family and we can see why.