Super Simple Chocolate Cake
This Single Layer Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Frosting is an easy chocolate cake recipe that you can enjoy any day of the year. You might just have a craving for some chocolate or something sweet, and this easy chocolate cake is just the thing that you need. You don't need any special ingredients; you may even have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. For the chocolate frosting recipe, you will need butter, cocoa, confectioners sugar and whole milk for a frosting recipe that you will use again. This chocolate cake recipe can be made in a nine by 9 inch round or square baking pan. Having a simple chocolate cake recipe like this is great when you want a dessert recipe that is easy to make and one that uses simple ingredients that you already have. Using real butter that is at room temperature of the frosting recipe is the secret to achieving a chocolate frosting recipe that is creamy and rich.
1 Tablespoon butter (to grease pan)
1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup whole milk (2% or 3.5%)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup boiling water
6 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 cup whole milk (3.5%) + additional for desired consistency
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Tools: 9x9 inch cake pan (round or square), 1 large bowl, 1 medium bowl
Position the rack of the oven to the middle and preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a 9 x 9 inch round or 9 x 9x inch square cake pan with butter.
If you do not have a pastry brush, you can also use a paper towel, or clean fingers.
Sprinkle pan with 1 Tablespoon flour and tilt and wiggle pan to coat the surface. Set aside.
Begin with the dry ingredients.
Sift flour into a large bowl.
Add salt, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and sugar.
Use a fork to mix together, breaking up any lumps that you find.
Set this mixture aside.
In a medium bowl, beat egg until creamy.
Add the following ingredients mixing as you go.
Vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla. Continue to beat with a fork until creamy and well incorporated.
Now, mix the wet ingredients into the large bowl of dry ingredients. An electric mixer will make this party easier, but is not necessary.
Mix until creamy and no lumps remain.
Add boiling water and continue to mix until well incorporated.
Pour batter until your prepared cake pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until you can insert a cake tester and it comes out clean.
Transfer your cake onto the counter loosen the edges. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, before flipping over and moving it to your decorating plate.
Serve or garnish with frosting.
Cream butter in a large bowl.
Using an electric mixer if you have one, add 1 cup of confectioners sugar to the butter and beat.
Add the milk and vanilla and continue to mix.
Add the cocoa powder and remaining sugar and blend together.
Note: If you would like the frosting to be thinner, add more milk about 1 Tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
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