One Bowl Chocolate Cake

I saw this recipe on one of Paula Deen’s shows on the Food Network.  I have several chocolate cake recipes that are good, but this was a little different.  This was a one bowl recipe with less ingredients than some others.  As it turned out, the cake was quick to put together with ingredients that I already had on hand.  I especially liked the quick and yummy icing.  It made a good, but rather ordinary cake extra moist and delicious.


One Bowl Chocolate Cake


For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (16-ounce) can chocolate syrup, (recommend Hershey’s brand)

For the icing:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts



Preheat oven to 350 °F.

Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.


For the cake:

Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in another bowl.

Add to creamed mixture, continuing to beat.

Add vanilla and chocolate syrup to batter and mix well.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Just before cake is done, prepare frosting.


For the icing:

Put butter, chocolate chips, sugar and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.

Stirring ingredients together, boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and nuts.

Pour over warm cake.