Simple One Bowl Chocolate Cake

recipe from Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup boiling water


For the frosting: 

3/4 cup unsalted butter (room temp)

4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon or more milk


Preheat your oven to 350.


In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined. Add the eggs, the milk, the vegetable oil and the vanilla, and whisk these ingredients into the dry ingredient until the mixture is smooth. Slowly add the boiling water, whisking constantly until the cake batter is runny and smooth.


Pour the cake batter into a greased 9­x13­ inch rectangular pan and bake at 350 degrees 

about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.


Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack while you make the frosting. For the frosting, whip the butter on high speed using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer until the butter is

pale and smooth. Add the cocoa powder and the powdered sugar and continue to whip until smooth. If frosting is too stiff, a teaspoon or 2 of milk to loosen up the frosting until it reaches a consistency that is spreadable. Spread on cooled cake.


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