Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

easy chocolate cake recipe
This Chocolate Cake Recipe is probably the easiest cake recipe I have.   It uses ingredients we always have in our panty and you will need one bowl and ten minutes to make it.  Seriously!!!    I always make it when I have to whip up something fast or I am in a kitchen that does not have a lot of equipment.

Same thing with the icing - it's not brilliant but is easy breezy and you not even need a mixer to make it.

You can use it for making a regular cake or cupcakes - it also has the perfect texture for making cake pops.     It is not a large recipe so if you want to make a large cake you should double it.

October is the breast cancer awareness month and that's why I baked these little beauties today.     If you have been following this blog for a while you probably already heard about my Nana Wanda that was the person who taught me how to cook.    In 2005 she lost a long two years battle for the cancer
so Breast Cancer Awareness is a cause very close to my heart.

One in Eight women will have breast cancer during their lives and The National Breast Cancer Foundation has the goal of reaching zero deaths by the disease by 2030.   To support their work, in
easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
the past two years I have been part of a committee that once an year organizes a fundraising party.

This year we are organizing a fundraising Lunch at the Customs House in Brisbane and if you are around I would like to invite you.    To check out more information about the party, prizes and how to book a ticket go to our Facebook page:  Meal to Heal.     You can also help us also by simply liking the page and spreading the news.

Back to our chocolate cupcakes and in case you are wondering, the little pink laces were made with store bough fondant so I won't be posting a recipe for them.

You can use whatever incing you want but if the idea is speed up things this Recipe is perfect.    It is a quite firm icing when it is at room temperature so in case you find it hard to pipe, just put the piping bag filled with the icing for about 10-15 seconds in the microwave and voila! Perfect again.
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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes and Icing
Yields: 12 Cost:$ | Difficulty:  Easy | Time: 45min
Author: Rachel Elich

Ingredients
For the Chocolate Cupcakes / Cake
Chocolate Cake Recipe

  • 1 1/2 Cup white flour (all purpose)
  • 1 Cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 Teaspoon natural vanilla essence
  • 1 Pinch salt,
For the Icing (enough for 12 Cupcakes)
  • 3 Cups Icing mixture or Icing Sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons butter (about 85g / 3oz) chopped and at room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon natural vanilla essence
  • Food color to your liking
Instructions
For the Chocolate Cupcakes/Cake
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C (350F)
  2. Prepare the Tin you want to use for baking.
  3. Sift all dry ingredients in a large bowl
  4. Stir in the oil, the egg and the vanilla essence
  5. Add the boiling water and stir without stopping until you have a smooth batter.   It is quite a runny batter.
  6. Bake it for about 25min for cupcakes 30-40min for cakes.   Check if the cake is ready by inserting a skewer, it will be done if the skewer comes out clean.
For the Icing
  1. Put the Icing mixture, the vanilla essence and the Food Coloring (Optional) in a large bowl
  2. Put the butter in a microwavable container and heat it in the microwave for about 15 seconds until the butter is melted. 
  3. Pour the melted butter over the icing mixture stir vigorously with a spoon until it all comes together.    If you want it a bit softer, add a dash more of melted butter.

    Rachel Elich

    Rachel Elich is a globetrotting, computer engineer, project manager, designer, untamed cook extraordinaire who backpacks around the world. Along the way on adventures, Rachel has adopted and incorporated international influences into all aspects of her creative work endeavours.

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