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The BEST cake for your chocolate cravings!
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4.89 from 136 votes

Chocolate Craving Cake

Small in size but not in flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake, chocolate craving cake
Servings: 9 slices
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (63g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (100g) whole milk
  • ¼ cup (55g) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (118g) warm water, (can use coffee instead)

Frosting

  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with parchment paper and spray sides and bottom. If using a metal baking pan, heat oven to 325°F.
  • Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of stand mixer.
  • Add in egg, milk, oil, and vanilla and mix on low until incorporated. When mixed in increase speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes.
  • Add in warm water and gently stir- batter will be very thin.
  • Pour batter into prepared dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick is removed with a few crumbs. There should not be wet batter, but a few crumbs is good.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then continue cooling on a rack until room temperature.

Frosting

  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring after each heating, until they are fully melted.
  • Add the sour cream and vanilla and stir by hand until frosting is well combined and fluffier.
  • Spread over cooled cake.

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Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal