PREP TIME: 5 MINS | COOK TIME: 40 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 45 MINS | SERVINGS: 9 slices
This chocolate craving cake is huge in flavour, super decadent, and would be your perfect go-to cake for all occasions!
1 large egg
1 c. (200 grams) granulated sugar
1 c. (125 grams) all-purpose flour
¾ tsp baking powder
½ c. (63 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ c. (55 grams) vegetable oil
½ c. (100 grams) whole milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ c. (118 grams) warm water, (can use coffee instead)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ c. sour cream
1 c. milk chocolate chips
How to make Chocolate Craving Cake
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F. Using parchment paper, line an 8×8-inch glass or ceramic baking dish and grease the sides and bottom. Or preheat the oven to 325 degrees F if using a metal baking pan.
Step 2: In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well, then add the egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat on low speed until everything is well blended.
Step 3: Pour in the warm water and stir gently.
Step 4: Into the prepared dish, pour the batter. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
Step 5: Remove from the oven when done and let the cake cool for about 10 minutes in the pan. Invert the cake on a cooling rack until room temperature.
Step 6: Place the chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl and heat them in the microwave at 50% power in 30-second increments, stirring after each heating, until the chocolate chips are completely melted.
Step 7: Now, add the sour cream to the bowl along with the vanilla. Stir by hand until the frosting is well blended and fluffier.
Step 8: Spread this frosting on the cooled cake.