One Step Chocolate Cake

One Step Chocolate Cake


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This is one of the easiest chocolate cakes ever to make. Just mix all the ingredients in a mixer bowl and bake! Minimal cleanup.


Serves: 24 

  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 cup (205ml) boiling water

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 20cm round tins.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt. Make a well in the centre and add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Stir in boiling water.
  3. Pour into cake tins. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and continue cooling.

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Reviews (3)


I have been baking cakes for over 60 years, and this is without doubt the easiest and best chocolate cake I have ever made..dense, moist and lasts wel l(if husband and grandkids let it!) The only revision I made was to increase the cocoa to 1 cup for a slightly denser chocolate taste. - 03 Jan 2014


I first made this for my daughters 5th birthday... we have since made it for a number of friends children's birthdays and we have used it to make character shaped cakes... very easy, moist and versatile cake ever... :D :D - 17 Aug 2013


Delicious! very easy to make. Nice and moist. I agree with Judy, extra coca works well! :-) - 18 Nov 2014

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