One bowl Chocolate Cake – No eggs, No butter, No Milk

One bowl Chocolate Cake as the name suggests is a chocolate cake that can be made in one bowl and then baked directly. This cake is as simple as counting 1 2 3.. Don’t believe me?? Then just read on find more..

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One Bowl Chocolate Cake.. so what is the fuss all about?


Well we all think that baking a cake is hard and there are so many technicalities involved that we are often intimidated by it.

So to break all those and to encourage everyone to bake; I thought of sharing this recipe with you all..

This One Bowl Chocolate Cake involves mixing the dry ingredients, adding wet and then just bake. so simple!!!

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Let me clear out that I am not the one who designed this recipe.

Its been in the internet for ages and no one knows where it came from even though history says that it has been developed nearly 50 years ago during the depression era of America.

So just like how Palak Paneer is native to India so is this cake native to America.

Well no matter where it comes from the point is this cake is unbelievably simple to make, a super soft and spongy cake that is also simply moist.

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I frosted this cake with simple chocolate whipped cream.

Whipped cream is my favourite frosting ever. One it is not overly sweet so it goes well with any type of cake. Two it is so moist, smooth and creamy just melts in the mouth.

Fresh fruits, cream and chocolate cake is one heavenly combination.

Plus one bowl chocolate cake means thats so many dishes less to wash; I am one happy woman now. (woes of being a sahm!!) 😀

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Coming to think of, this is the first ever actual cake recipe that I have shared on the blog. Being a baker myself, can’t think that this is my first.

I have earlier shared simple cake recipe like my Rava Cake that is also eggless and in fact it doesn’t even have maida in it. And can be made in cooker, microwave or oven. But then its a tea time cake; you cannot classify it to a dessert.

I have shared beginners baking recipes like chocolate muffins, scones or vanilla cupcakes but never a cake.

I also have a variety of cookies recipe on the blog if you would like to check.

Now that I have thought of sharing a baking or dessert recipe every Saturday; you can definitely keep an eye here for more such recipes.

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Coming to the One bowl chocolate cake, let me tell you this is a super moist cake with oh so soft crumbs.

A soft and fluffy cake that is loaded with flavours of chocolate. The subtle smooth whipped cream adds to the moistness of the cake.

The blueberries and strawberries brings in a freshness.

Plus since this is a one bowl chocolate cake, so no dishes to wash at all. Just one baking pan. So cool right!!

If you like this simple one bowl chocolate cake recipe then do tag me, tweet me or instagram me. I would love to hear from you..

One bowl Chocolate Cake - No Eggs, No Butter, No Milk
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Whip your cake in the baking pan and bake directly; thats how simple this One bowl chocolate cake is. And the bonus point it has no eggs, no butter and no milk.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8 inch cake
Author: sushma iyer
Ingredients
For Chocolate Cake
Dry Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups Maida or APF
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
Wet Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water
  • 6 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
For Chocolate Whipped Cream
  • 1.5 cups Cream
  • 1/3 cup Castor Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
For Simple Sugar syrup
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 3 tbsp sugar
Strawberries and Blueberries for garnish
Instructions
For Chocolate Cake
  1. Grease your baking tin and line the base with parchment paper. In the same pan sift your dry ingredients. Add sugar and mix everything well.

  2. Next add in the wet ingredients. Mix everything until you see no hint of flour. This would take about 30 seconds. Do not overmix.

  3. Bake in the pre-heated oven at 180°C for 30-32 mins. Do refer notes.

For the Chocolate Whipped cream
  1. Add all the ingredients mentioned for whipped cream in a bowl and whip to soft peaks.

To Assemble
  1. Divide the cake into two using a serrated knife in a see-saw motion.

  2. Apply sugar syrup onto it.

  3. Place half of the whipped cream on top of the base layer. Spread it out. Place a layer of blueberries in the centre.

  4. Layer the other half of the cake on top. Spread the remaining cream on top. Top it off with the remaining cream and garnish with strawberries and blueberries. Highly recommend you to watch my video on youtube for easy understanding. Refer notes for the same.

Update:

I now use 1/2 cup of cocoa powder instead of 1/4 cup mentioned in the recipe just to make it more chocolaty 😀

Notes:

1. Check my video recipe for easy understanding – One bowl Chocolate Cake
2. You can enjoy the cake as it is, the whipped cream and fruits is an optional step but it adds moistness to the cake.
3. Do not over-mix the batter.
4. Do not bake for more than 32 or 33 minutes; I made the mistake of baking it for 35 mins and I thought it was over-baked just a bit. Let it bake for 30 mins and then check with the toothpick. If you think it is not baked then bake it for just 2 mins more and I am sure you would have a lovely cake.
5. Use coconut cream to make this completely vegan.
6. The sugar syrup has to be cold while you are applying it to the base.

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This recipe is adapted from here.

See you soon

Until then

Hugs

Sushma

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22 comments

  1. Afroz says:

    That is such beautiful looking cake. Cant imagine it is made out of such simple recipe,which brand of whipping cream do you use ?

    • sushma iyer says:

      Hi Afroz..

      Thank you so much dear.. Coming from someone like you I am cloud 9 today.

      Well I live in New Zealand and I have used a local brand named Anchor for the cream

      Thank you dear

  2. Deepti says:

    Can we try this with sooji flour that too in a cooker ? And i wanted to use carob powder instead of cocoa.What quantity of carob powder should be taken ?

  3. Ruchi says:

    Wow….its such a simple recipe n that too eggless .Sure going to try out. I love whip cream icing but never tried ….so little frightened for frosting ….in ohr area whipping cream not easily available.Can I try with stored malai .kindly guide

    • sushma iyer says:

      Hi Ruchi..

      I am so glad to learn that this post encouraged you to bake it.. I hope you would enjoy it too.. 😀 Thank you for such kind words.. 🙂

      Honestly, I have never used malai for frosting so won’t be able to guide you on that sorry.. I have used dairy whipping cream here so if you find that then you can use it.. 🙂

      Regards
      Sushma

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