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We're Celebrating National Chocolate Cake Day: Check Out These Easy Recipes That Require ONE Bowl!

We're Celebrating National Chocolate Cake Day: Check Out These Easy Recipes That Require ONE Bowl!

Hey there fellow chocolate enthusiasts! Guess what? It's that glorious time of the year when we can all unabashedly celebrate our love for the decadent delight that is chocolate cake. Yes, you heard it right – it's National Chocolate Cake Day!

As we embark on this delightful journey of cocoa-infused bliss, we've got something special for you. Say goodbye to complicated recipes with a gazillion steps and hello to the joy of simplicity. We're bringing you not one, but two mouthwatering chocolate cake recipes that require just one bowl each! Because let's face it, who needs extra dishes when the real star of the show is the heavenly chocolatey goodness?

So, dust off that mixing bowl, put on your favorite apron, and let's dive into the world of National Chocolate Cake Day with recipes that are as easy as they are delicious. Are you ready to make some sweet memories? Let's get baking!

One Bowl Chocolate Cake



  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 cup milk 
  • ½ cup vegetable oil 
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water



  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  3. Stir sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
  4. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; mix for 2 minutes on medium speed with an electric mixer.
  5. Stir in the boiling water. The batter will be thin.
  6. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy!


One-Bowl Easy Chocolate Cupcakes


Cupcakes are like the rockstars of the dessert world. Why? Well, first off, no need to play referee over who gets the biggest slice – everyone gets their own mini party! But it's not just about fairness; it's about unleashing your inner Willy Wonka. Cupcakes are the blank canvas waiting for your creative genius. Mix up flavors, go wild with frostings, and pile on the toppings – it's your mini masterpiece. And let's not forget the speed round – cupcakes bake faster than a full-blown cake, making them the superheroes of last-minute cravings.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup coffee cooled


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Line another cupcake pan with three cupcake liners for a total of 15. Set aside.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt) in a medium-size bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add milk, oil, egg, vanilla and coffee. Stir with a whisk until all ingredients are combined then continue to whisk until batter is smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix for another 10-15 seconds. The batter will be thinner than most cake batters, don’t worry, it’s just the way it should be!
  4. Fill cupcake liners just half full. (I'm always tempted to fill them higher and when I do, they overflow.)
  5. Place in the oven and reduce the temperature to 325˚F. Bake 18-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool completely. Decorate as desired.

Give Your Cake a Stage!

Now that you've masterfully crafted your delectable chocolate cake, it's time to elevate its presentation! Consider showcasing your culinary creation on decorative risers in your kitchen. Picture this: your freshly baked masterpiece, perched on elegant tiered stands, stealing the spotlight with its irresistible allure. These decorative risers not only add a touch of sophistication to your kitchen decor but also serve as a pedestal for your culinary triumph. The elevated display not only highlights the artistry of your baking skills but also beckons anyone who enters your kitchen to indulge in a slice of heaven. It's not just a cake; it's a statement – a centerpiece that exudes both taste and style. So, let your cake take the stage, perched high on those decorative risers, ready to captivate all who feast their eyes upon it. After all, a work of culinary art deserves a grand stage!
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