This moist one bowl chocolate loaf cake is made no butter and cocoa powder. It is moist, delicious, and easy to make. It is covered with almond chocolate icing.
Chocolate cake is my favorite cake. Hands down. I like it fudgy Chocolate Fudge Cake, I like it layered with dulce de leche Chocolate & Dulce De Leche Cake. I also love a quick moist one bowl chocolate loaf cake recipe like this one: no mess, done in under 15 minutes (prepping the ingredients included!), and ready for any occasion. This is the best cake: it is made using cocoa powder and olive oil (no butter required!), one bowl, and a whisk. Covered with chocolate icing, it is versatile, easy, delicious. I hope you like it too.
You will need:
Making this recipe one bowl chocolate loaf cake is quick and super easy to make. All you need to do is add the ingredients to a bowl in a certain order, then transfer to a greased and floured cake loaf pan and bake!
That is, it! Probably longer to read the recipe than to make it.
It keeps at room temperature covered with a cake keeper for up to 5 days.
This cake freezes splendidly. Let it cool down and wrap in plastic wrap twice. Transfer to the freezer. It keeps for a month.
To defrost: let it sit wrapped on the kitchen counter overnight.
I used olive oil to make this cake. It can be replaced with sunflower oil or another neutral oil.
I kept it amazingly simple here just using a simple chocolate icing. However, if you are looking for some frosting ideas, here are some:
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Hi, could you please share the quantities for vinegar, baking soda, and salt in teaspoons? I’d love to try this but my scale is not the most precise. Thanks!
Hi Laura! So happy to hear you want to give it a try! I weighed out the ingredients and this is what they transfer to:
- salt, 1 pinch
- baking soda 1/3 tsp
- vinegar 1/2 tsp
Hope this helps!
Have a nice week!
I made a double batter and made two small cakes. They were delicious though they didn’t rise as normal cakes do. Doesn’t really matter to me but I’d be interested to know if they rise or not?
So glad to here they were delicious! The cake usually rises quite a bit, i wonder what could have gone wrong? Maybe the pan was too big of the amount of batter? I'm curious! Do let me know if you try this one again!
What difference would it make if I put only half-two thirds of the amount of sugar you put? I know it’d be less sweet but will there be any difference aside from that?
Hi Vanessa! You could! However the cake will turn out less moist and fluffy. And less sweet as you pointed out. If you try it out I would love to know how it turned out!
Have made it atleast 5 times and always comes out perfect. Everyone loves this cake!!!
Hi Zenab! So so happy you and your family and friends enjoy this cake! Thank you so much for your feedback!
Have a great weekend!
Fantastic recipe! I make it all the time and it doesn't fail. I've also tried it for layer cakes, cupcakes and even made a gluten free version with 1-to-1 gluten free flour, always a success!
I'm so happy you like the recipe!! And thanks for sharing how you have used this cake! Layer cake sounds heavenly. I will include the GF information in the post! Thanks so much for letting me know :)
This cake is a huge success every time I make it! I even have to make a double batch to make everyone happy!
Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Oh double batch is the way to go!! Happy to hear you liked this chocolate loaf cake :)
Gave it a go with veg oil, grated chocolate and hazelnuts into the mix. Topped with dark chocolate, splash of Baileys and walnuts, chopped and roasted. Ridiculously good, the sponge is really light and its a flavour bomb.
Hi Danielle, grated chocolate and hazelnuts in the cake batter is brilliant. Will try it next time I make it! And the Baileys, WOW! I love Baileys! So happy you enjoyed the cake and thanks for sharing this brilliant variations!
A must try chocolate cake. My 13 yo son made this and it was delicious. The only modification we made was to add one teaspoon of instant coffee powder with the cacao mix. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Hi Daphne!!! So happy to hear this!!! Your boy sounds like he knows his way around the kitchen :) Hope mine will too someday!! I like the addition of the coffee, it must have tasted delicious :) Thank you for taking the time of writing a review here!!!!!!!