This Easy Chocolate Cake can be made in a single mixing bowl, and will bake up moist, rich and full of rich, decadent, chocolate flavor!
I can’t think of a better way to come back from vacation then to an assortment of Ghirardelli chocolates, can you? Talk about tempting… 🙂
So I say “Let there be cake“! Thank you Ghirardelli. I big, pink, puffy heart love you.
Seeing that delicious assortment of dark chocolate chips, chocolate bars and unsweetened cocoa powder just lying there waiting for me to do something decadent with it, was simply more than I could bear.
It was all I could do to not run to the kitchen and grab a mixing bowl to whip up something lavish…
…like this cake, with lots of luscious, creamy, dreamy frosting slathered all over it. Perfect for sticking a fork into. Don’t you agree?
Who doesn’t love a rich, chocolate-y, velvet-y, moist cake? And, with a rich, decadent, lavish frosting…even better.
But, the best part? You’ll love how easy it is to make. Not as easy as it would be to go to emicakes.com.sg and order yourself one of course, but definitely the next best thing. Just one bowl is all it takes. And, this cake will mix up super fast, and be your new cake BFF because of how rich and chocolate-y it is.
There’s one thing you should know about the consistency of the cake batter. When you are mixing it up, it will be very watery in texture. But, don’t worry, it will bake beautifully, and you’ll have a super moist cake that you can sink your teeth into.
Even the bottom of the cake will come out as beautiful as the top. Packed with moisture, it’s just waiting for your fork.
What are you waiting for? 🙂
For even more great Ghirardelli chocolate flavor, try my Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sundae Brownie!
Easy Chocolate Cake
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder*
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk**
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 and 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1/3 cup milk**
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder*
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two nine-inch round pans.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add eggs, milk, canola oil, and vanilla. Mix together in an electric mixture on medium speed for two minutes. Stir in the boiling water. Batter will be very thin. Pour evenly into the two prepared pans.
- Bake in pre-heated oven for 30 to 35 minutes until the cake is done. Test by inserting a toothpick in the center, and ensuring it comes out clean. Cool in the pans for at least 10 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely. To remove from the pan easily, run a knife around the edges to loosen.
- Cream the butter in a small bowl.
- Blend in the cocoa powder, vanilla, confectioners sugar, and milk. Beat with an electric mixer, until smooth.
- Frost cake and serve.
**I used non-fat milk.
Easy Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake recipe modified from All Recipes. Chocolate Frosting recipe modified from Food.
Marissa | Pinch and Swirl says
I love everything about this chocolate cake, Kristi! The cake looks moist and decadent and you’ve crowned it with the perfect amount of frosting. Delicious!
Thank you Marissa! I wish we were sharing it right now – I want to talk blog with you anyway. I’ll send you mail later this week.
Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says
I am so tempted to have the perfect slice of that GORGEOUS chocolate now!! This cake looks incredibly moist and oh-so delicious!! And extremely easy to make. Yummmm!!
Thanks Arpita. I am all about easy recipes this year – and they have to be delicious too! 🙂
My Dish is Bomb says
I have a chocolate cake recipe that’s also quite watery, but it bakes up super moist like this one! Funny how that happens…maybe there’s something scientific to it. I love an easy chocolate cake especially for those chocolate cravings that come, oh I don’t know, every five minutes!! I’m in awe of how perfect and smooth your frosting is, that’s tough to do!
Thank you! I watched a video to see how to get the frosting that smooth. It was quite easy after that! 🙂
Manali @ CookWithManali says
This chocolate cake looks so perfect Kristi, I’ll have a huge slice please!
Thanks Manali! It was fun to make. 🙂
Kristi @ My SF Kitchen says
You had me at easy! Gorgeous photos, I wish I could have a slice of that heaven right now!!
Thank you Kristi. This Chocolate Cake was ssssoooo good, I wish I had a slice too! Haha!
This cake looks like moist, chocolatey perfection! I puffy heart Ghirardelli, too. 🙂 What a fun way to come back from vacation, indeed. I need a big slice of this cake! 🙂
This Chocolate Cake was ssssoooo good Marcie. You would’ve loved it. Super chocolate-y, and like you said, it was really moist too with that great Ghirardelli flavor! xoxo
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Wow! What an awesome looking droolicious chocolate cake, Kristi! Mmmm, I wish I could grab a slice of this deliocus beauty right away!
Thank you Anu! It was insanely good. 🙂 I wish I could send you a slice!
This looks like chocolate cake perfection! Life doesn’t get much better than eating a slice of chocolate cake! 🙂
Thanks Christin. Sometimes life just needs cake, you know? 🙂
Mary Frances says
There’s nothing like a simple, super chocolatey chocolate cake. Yours looks divine!
Thanks Mary Frances! I am totally digging easy recipes this summer!
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
That cake looks so dense and chocolaty. I am dying here!! 🙂
Thanks Renee! You make the best sweets – and I know you’d love this one!
Um yep, I definitely want to stick a fork in that slice! I just had some dessert and now you totally have me thinking I could make room for chocolate cake!! haha Looks fantastic!
Hahaha! Thanks Ashley. Bring a fork – I’ll share! 🙂
Kennedy Cole|KCole's Creative Corner says
This cake certainly does look simple, yet so decadent! I am totally wishing that I had a big slice of this to dig into! Pinned! 😀
Thanks for the pin! I’d love to share this cake – so come on over! 🙂
Consuelo | Honey & Figs says
This couldn’t look any more luscious! I’m drooling just by looking at your pics… oh girrrrrl that frosting sounds to die for!
Thanks Consuelo! I love me some chocolate cake, so I couldn’t wait to dig right in! 🙂
Oh.. this looks totally amazing, I am a true chocolate lover and this must be heavenly.
Thanks Ella! I’ve seen some of your chocolate desserts, and they are ALWAYS amazing! xoxo
Sounds easy but looks so delicious!
It is easy Medeja – you would love it! Have a great weekend.
It’s very easy, and nice send more recipe
Thank you! I am so glad you liked it! 🙂 Your comment made my day.
The cake looks absolutely delicious! 🙂 I was wondering if I can substitute the flour with cake flour, milk with Buttermilk and boiling water with hot coffee?
Thank youuu! 😀
Oh my Sara – I don’t know, sorry! I’ve never tried those substitutions. But, if you do, let me know.