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One Bowl Chocolate Cake

This One Bowl Chocolate Cake comes together quickly and tastes amazing!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword One Bowl Chocolate & Fruit Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 318 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


Chocolate Cake

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (187.5g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (184g) low-fat buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup warm coffee
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick pure vanilla extract

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup (60g) heavy cream, cold
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar


Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare two 8-inch round cake pans with grease and flour.

  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl with a handheld mixer), add cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix on low speed until just combined.

  3. Slowly add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  4. Divide the batter between pans. Bake until set and a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out with a few crumbs (but not wet batter), about 25-30 minutes.

  5. Let cool for 15 minutes. Turn out from pans. Transfer to wire racks. Let cool completely as you make the whipped cream.

Whipped Cream

  1. In a large bowl, whip cream until soft peaks are just about to form. Add in vanilla and confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form, making sure not to overbeat.

Assembling the Cake

  1. Set one of the 8-inch round cakes on a cake stand.

  2. Spread about 1 cup of whipped cream over the cake with an offset spatula.

  3. Set the second cake on top of the first cake. Cover the second cake in whipped cream.

  4. Place the fruit on the lower edge of the cake. Then, place more fruit on top of the second cake. Garnish with baby's breath (optional, but remove before eating the cake).

Recipe Video

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