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One Bowl Chocolate Cake Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This delicious recipe for a one bowl chocolate cake, is topped with a gorgeous tried and tested butter cream frosting.

Ingredients

Cake
1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon (125 grams) butter
1 cup granulated
1 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup almond meal
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and flour a 9 inch square cake pan.

Heat butter,sugar and milk in saucepan till melted.

Stir to combine and remove from heat.

Sift flour,cocoa and soda together into saucepan.

Stir in almond meal, eggs and vanilla extract.

Pour into prepared cake pan.

Bake for 40 - 50 minutes.

Cool in tin and the turn onto rack.

Frosting:

Cream butter for a few minutes on medium speed, or vigorously with a fork.

Sift 3 cups confectioners' sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa into the butter bowl.

Mix on low until creamy.

Add vanilla extract, salt, and milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes. If using an electric mixer, increase speed to medium.

Notes: To thicken the consistency, add a little more sugar.

To thin the consistency,add additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time.

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