One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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This easy-to-make chocolate cake is dark, moist, rich—and only dirties one bowl! Not quite as easy as boxed cake mixes, but those often contain trans fats. Our simple “from scratch” recipe gives you a home-baked cake with healthful canola oil and whole-wheat flour.

"This is a really delicious, easy-to-make cake. I cut back on the sugar I bit, since we don't like overly sweet desserts in our family. It's moist (I cooked mine for 30 minutes exactly) and chocolatey, without being over the top. Very nice...
One-Bowl Chocolate Cake Recipe

34 Reviews for One-Bowl Chocolate Cake


I've made this cake three times--the first two times, made a birthday cake for my sweetheart and the second I brought to work to share with office staff. They all loved it! So the third one I kept for myself! I changed only one or two small things: first, it cooks in my oven for no more than twenty-five minutes, so I decreased cooking time. Second, I made an icing of confectioners' sugar, neufchatel cheese and orange zest. It rocked! Now, if I could only find a lowfat german chocolate cake . . . . Any suggestions?


I thought this cake was so moist and it realy kicked my chocolate cake craving, but I thought it needed some "Kicking up", so I added 1/2 c. cocoa powder instead of just 1/3 c. and used 1 c. Splenda rather than 1/2 c. sugar. This slashed calories by a large margin, but it made this taste more like a classic fattening "Paula Dean" type cake. If you don't happen to have whole-wheat pastry flour on hand you can use regular whole wheat flour, just be careful not to overmix the batter; that's what I did and the cake turned out just fine. I can't wait to enter this recipe into the baking contest at my local fair next month!


Just amazing. This is going to be a family staple.


Super easy to make and very tasty! Will be making this one, over and over!


Excellent~! Very moist. I was looking for a simple chocolate cake for better-than-sex cake. This worked perfectly! only differences I did: Used basic cake flour, splenda and instead of coffee I used diet coke! The coke gave it a tasty flavor. I also agree that the cooking time should be less than called for. I did 4 minutes shy of the 30 minimum and it was perfectly done. So do try and at least check on it after 25 minutes. For a twist, make a better-than-sex cake! just add fat free coolwhip, fat free ice cream caramel sauce, and heath bar bits for on top of the cake. Delish!


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