One Pan Chocolate Cake

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Cooking spray
⅓ cup Vegetable oil neutral-tasting
2 oz Dark chocolate or unsweetened good quality chocolate
¾ cup Granulated sugar
¼ cup Water
½ cup Milk 2% or whole milk
1 Large eggs room temperature
1 ¼ cups Cake flour
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Chocolate chips mini, semi-sweet
⅓ cup Walnuts coarsely chopped or hazelnuts or pecans

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One Pan Chocolate Cake


Satisfy your chocolate cravings with this One Pan Chocolate Cake! It’s moist, fudgy, and full of chocolate flavor. To get that intense chocolate flavor, this recipe uses melted chocolate. So be sure to use excellent unsweetened chocolate or good quality dark chocolate.    

As its name suggests, this cake comes together in one cake pan, whisked by hand. To start, melt the chocolate and oil together in the preheated oven. Then gently remove the hot cake pan from the oven. Add in the sugar, water, milk, egg, cake flour, salt, baking soda, and vanilla extract. You could sub coffee for water to deepen the chocolate flavor, if you wish. Whisk together the ingredients, then spread the batter evenly in the pan. Finally, sprinkle the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts over the top and bake. Cool the cake in the pan before serving. Enjoy!

To make the One Pan Chocolate Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make One Pan Chocolate Cake


Heat the oven and prepare cake pan


Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Lightly spray an 8-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.


Heat chocolate and oil


To the prepared cake pan, add ⅓ cup neutral-tasting vegetable oil and 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (or good quality dark chocolate). Heat in the oven for 2-3 minutes until the chocolate is melted.


Add remaining ingredients


Carefully remove the hot cake pan from the oven and add ¾ cup granulated sugar, ¼ cup water, ½ cup milk (2% or whole milk), 1 large egg, 1 ¼ cups cake flour, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.


Whisk together


Carefully whisk together the ingredients with a fork or a small whisk for about 2 minutes or until well combined. Use an offset spatula or a spoon to spread the batter evenly in the pan.


Add chocolate chips and nuts


Sprinkle 1 cup chocolate chips and ⅓ cup chopped walnuts over the top.




Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out almost clean or with a few crumbs attached. Check after 25 minutes, and loosely tent the cake with foil so it doesn't brown too much.



Cool the cake in the pan, then serve.



Slice and serve!

Moist and fudgy, this One Pan Chocolate Cake is made with pantry staples and is super easy to put together. Give this recipe a try, and tell us what you think in the comments below!

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