What could be better than a chocolate cake that only takes minutes to prepare? This all-in-one chocolate cake recipe is super easy to assemble – simply fling all the ingredients into the food processor – and it tastes great thanks to the secret ingredient, canola oil! Check out our video and the full recipe below.
1 Tbsp instant coffee granules
¾ cup water
2 cups white sugar
1¾ cups flour
¾ cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1¼ cups milk
½ cup canola oil (or you could use sunflower oil)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and line a 9″ (23-25cm) springform cake pan with baking paper.
2. Dissolve the coffee granules in water, then place all ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined and smooth.
3. Pour the mixture into the cake tin. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 1 hour 20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
4. Cool on a wire rack and when completely cold add your favorite chocolate frosting.
NOTE: the mixture is meant to be runny, so don’t worry! There is quite a lot of batter so make sure you’re using a decent sized food processor (we used an 11 cup).
The key ingredient to this amazingly easy-to-make cake is the canola oil. Replacing the butter used in traditional chocolate cake recipes, the canola oil helps give the cake its moist consistency.
TIP: After the cake has been baking for an hour monitor the cake every 10 minutes or so to check on its progress.
Don’t forget the whipped cream. We served our cake with cream but Greek yoghurt would work just as well.
We hope you enjoyed our chocolate cake recipe. We would love to hear how your cake turned out! Let us know in the comments below.
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Really different and good cake. So quick to make it’s a surprise how good it is and how large (and that it cooks all the way through, given its depth).
You should warn people about the volume of batter. It was actually more than my food processor could handle so once I added the liquids I could only give a quick whirr before I had to get it to the pan before or siphoned out the bottom.
Great anyway, and you should try it with chocolate whipped cream.
So glad the cake turned out well! Good suggestion about the volume of batter. We’ll definitely try it with chocolate whipped cream – great idea.