One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cake! One bowl, 35 minutes in the oven, an oil free option, easy chocolate frosting—DONE!
One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cake
I love cake! Do you? But I have to be honest—I’m terrible at decorating cakes. I can not frost to save my life. Stacking up the layers without breaking them—not easy. And once they’re assembled, mine always tend to slide apart—a hot mess! Somedays I’d really like to curl up on the couch with a sweet and crumbly slice of cake with rich chocolate frosting and watch Orange is the New Black without all of the hassle of making and assembling a “fancy” cake. Enter my One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cake! One bowl, 35 minutes in the oven, an oil free option, “ganache” frosting (that’s fancy speak for melted chocolate chips)—DONE!
Fun for Kids!
This cake recipe was actually a spin off of my “Just 2” cupcakes. I really need to go back and add some more flavors—I’ve experimented with several! This year I made “Just 2” cupcakes for David and his teacher all of the time. His teacher doesn’t do dairy, and never got to enjoy the treats the other kids brought in for their birthdays, so I always sent something for both her and David. One week I sent in two little chocolate chip cupcakes and she emailed right away to say how much she loved them. I agreed—and also wanted to make more than 2 🙂 So I expanded the recipe, and tested it a few times—for quality assurance purposes of course—and this easy peasy cake was born! I’ll have to get back to the “Just 2” recipe as well because you’ll need that version too!
(You should also know—this cake freezes really well! There was one month where David had a birthday celebration every week. I sliced up this cake into squares, put each square in a cupcake wrapper, and stuck them in the freezer. I threw one into David’s lunch box each time there was a party—could not have been easier!)
Oil Free Option
I tested this cake with both oil and aquafaba. I have to say that I prefer it with the oil—it’s a bit richer to me and has more of a crumb texture. That said, Irving really liked the aquafaba version, and my boys of course didn’t know the difference. So I’ll leave it up to you. If you’re accustomed to an oil free diet then you’ll love the oil free version! And if you’re not oil free, but just want to take it easy, maybe split the difference—half and half!
Ok, enough chit chat! Go ahead and make this cake! It’s perfect for a pot luck—easy to transport, slice and serve! It’s perfect for a snack on a Tuesday. It’s perfect for a cozy treat on a Saturday. Just make it—and take a picture! Tag it with #frieddandelions on social media—I love to see what you’re cooking!