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

38 Reviews for One-Bowl Chocolate Cake


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!


Great flavor but mine did NOT turn out moist like everyone else's. And I even cooked for less than the recommended time. Perhaps it was my oven but I would definitely recommend checking it early to make sure it doesn't dry out. I also agree with the baking soda comment - maybe cut that in half. Overall, very easy to make and tasty! In order to help with the dryness, I served the cake with hot "cook n serve" chocolate pudding drizzled over it (the sugar free kind) and a little whipped cream. Yummm!


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