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One Bowl Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

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I tried this One Bowl Buttermilk Chocolate Cake Recipe, and its do decadent and good with sour cream in the frosting! Such yumminess in one bite.

Chocolate cake or chocolate gâteau is a cake flavored with melted chocolate, cocoa powder, or both

Yield: 12 slices

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

an image of a Buttermilk Chocolate Cake in a loaf form with chocolate shavings and chocolate balls as decoration

Here you will have a super-rich and moist one-bowl chocolate cake. It only takes a few minutes to prepare the batter. Decorate or frost as per your liking, and enjoy every bite.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (dark)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk or maas
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp coffee

Chocolate Fudge Icing

  • 125 grams butter
  • 200 grams of baking chocolate
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 250 ml sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence



  1. In a bowl sift dry ingredients besides the baking powder.
  2. Make a well and add eggs, essence, oil, and buttermilk, and mix with a whisk or electric beater. add coffee and mix.
  3. Lastly add baking powder and mix.
  4. Pour into a lined pan and bake at 180C degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.


  1. In a pan melt butter and chocolate on low heat.
  2. Cool completely.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat well.


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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 747Total Fat 42gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 81mgSodium 451mgCarbohydrates 87gFiber 4gSugar 62gProtein 8g

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Can I use buttermilk instead of milk in chocolate cake?

Whatever the recipe calls for, it’s always best to stick with that. Milk and buttermilk both make the cake moist, but the texture and taste will be a little different with each

What’s the secret to a moist cake?

Mixing butter into the flour before adding any kind of wet ingredients will reduce the chances of gluten formation in it. The flour gets coated in fat due to the presence of butter in it. This is the secret tip for making a super moist cake

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4 thoughts on “One Bowl Buttermilk Chocolate Cake”

  1. The is is perfect! I’ve recently started making my own butter, which leaves me with left over buttermilk! Now I have a good use for it besides pancakes!!

    • Hi Cherie. This is awesome of you to make your own butter, something I have never done and have no clue how to do it. Hope you will like this buttermilk cake. Please do let me know what you think of it. Enjoy

    • Hi Robbie – Glad to see and hear from you. The person that submitted this recipe is from Port Shepstone. Hopefully that will help you decide but it will be interesting to hear how it turned out for you using only 2 tspns. Enjoy


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