One-bowl chocolate truffle cake recipe
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An easy one-bowl chocolate truffle cake that's quick enough for weeknight dessert
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Serves: An 8 inch cake
  • ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate chunks
  • 6 tbsp of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp of instant coffee powder
  • 1.25 cups of plain flour
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ½ tsp of baking soda
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • 2 eggs, preferably at room temperature
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F / 180C. Grease an 8" metal baking pan with butter. Add 1 tbsp flour to this and spread across by tilting the pan all around. Tap out the extra flour. Or, just use
  2. a non-stick baking spray
  3. This is a one-bowl chocolate cake so start with a large enough microwave-safe bowl for melting the chocolate and butter if you can. Add the chopped chocolate or chips along with the butter to the bowl.
  4. Microwave on medium heat for a minute and increase to 2 mins if you need to. The mixture should look like below, just about melted. Add the instant coffee powder.
  5. Use a whisk and combine the ingredients. Although they look solid, the butter and chocolate will soften pretty quickly so make sure you start with one minute.
: if you are using a regular pan over the stove and not the MW, then wait for the pan to cool down after this step before proceeding.
5. Add the eggs, flour, salt, sugar, milk, baking soda and vanilla to the chocolate mixture.
Combine together gently with a whisk. I used my electric beater's whisk for this and then proceeded to the next step. This step is optional - I do it so that flour won't fly into my face when I turn the electric mixer on.
6. Now, using an electric mixer, beat the batter on medium speed (if you can adjust, otherwise it's fine) for a minute. Scrape down sides and beat for another 30 seconds. Take care not to overbeat.
7. Pour into the greased tray and bake for 25-30 mins...
... until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out with dry crumbs.
That's it! Invert onto a cake tray or just a regular plate after about 10 mins. Slice and serve as soon as it's cool enough to handle.
Recipe by Edible Garden at