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One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

This easy-to-make chocolate cake is dark, moist, rich—and only dirties one bowl!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour plus 2 tablespoons
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup nonfat buttermilk
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup hot strong black coffee
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with a circle of wax paper.
  • Whisk flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add buttermilk, brown sugar, egg, oil and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add hot coffee and beat to blend. (The batter will be quite thin.) Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake the cake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from the pan, peel off the wax paper and let cool completely. Dust the top with confectioners’ sugar before slicing.

Tips

MAKE AHEAD TIPS
  • No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make “sour milk,” the ratio is 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk; let stand for about 10 minutes before using.
  • Whole-wheat pastry flour is milled from soft wheat. It contains less gluten than regular whole-wheat flour and helps ensure a tender result in delicate baked goods while providing the nutritional benefits of whole grains. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

AUTHOR EatingWell Test Kitchen
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 12 servings
SERVINGS 12
ACTIVE TIME 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME 1 hour 5 minutes

Nutrition

Per serving 139 Calories
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Mono Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Sodium 212 mg
Fiber 2 g
Protein 2 g
Potassium 62 mg
Added Sugars 18 g
Total Sugars 19 g
Calcium 38 mg
Folate 3 mcg
Omega-6 1 g
Vitamin E 1 mg
Carbohydrate Servings 2

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