One Bowl Chocolate Cake
 
 
Ingredients
For the cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup hot water
  • chocolate frosting, pre-prepared, or make your own (see below)
  • sprinkles
Chocolate Frosting:
  • ½ cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix in the oil, buttermilk, and eggs. Once the eggs are fully incorporated, pour in the hot water and mix well. The batter will be runny - don't worry!
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 33 to 38 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool, and then frost and add sprinkles.
To make the frosting:
  1. Cream butter, cocoa powder and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, adding in the milk a bit at a time if the frosting gets too thick. Once you've added in 4 cups of powdered sugar, add the remaining milk and beat until the frosting is smooth and creamy. For a stiffer frosting, add in more powdered sugar, ¼ cup at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. If the frosting becomes too stiff, add in more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Notes
*if you don't have buttermilk, just take 1 tablespoon vinegar (or lemon juice) and enough milk to make 1 cup. Stir and let sit about 5 minutes.
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/one-bowl-chocolate-cake/