One bowl chocolate cake

Okay, so it’s really two bowls if you count the frosting. But it’s a really easy cake to make – perfect for a birthday if you’re in a hurry, for example, and it tastes great. I actually baked this yesterday after browsing my Pinterest board, so does it count as my Pinterest challenge? Just kidding. I actually have another thing I want to work on for that challenge, hopefully I’ll be able to get it done by Wednesday!

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One bowl chocolate cake

Recipe from Citrus and Candy


  • 150g (5.3oz) butter
  • 180g (6.4oz) brown sugar
  • 100g (3.5oz) dark chocolate (I use Valrhona)
  • 50g Dutch-processed cocoa (I use Valrhona)
  • 160ml (2/3 cups) milk
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 170g (6oz) all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 340ºF / 170ºC.
  2. In a bowl over simmering water, mix butter, brown sugar, dark chocolate, cocoa, milk and coffee until butter and chocolate are melted. Remove bowl from heat and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs and whisk well; then mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Pour the batter onto a brownie pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


  • 100g (3.5oz) dark chocolate (I use Valrhona)
  • 50g (1.75oz) butter, softened
  • 120g (4.2oz) icing sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk

Melt chocolate. Beat in the softened butter. Sift in the sugar and salt, and beat well. Add a bit of milk, if needed, until it reaches spreading consistency. Ice the cooled cake and let it set before serving.

Have a great weekend everyone! We’re planning on moving along with the built-ins, and I want to work on the challenge, of course. I also already received The Hunger Games trilogy from Amazon… can’t wait to start reading it!

What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments.

14 thoughts on “One bowl chocolate cake

    1. Ainhoa Post author

      Yeah, I thought about making it pretty and properly frosted, but I like that I kept it simple because it makes a great birthday cake in a pinch.

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