I’ve made a certain discovery recently.
People. Are. Lazy.
And many of those people are my friends.
One is too lazy to boil eggs. Another is too lazy to turn on a gas stove. A third has pretend palpitations if a recipe has more than 3 steps.
Incidentally all these people love cake. Cake monsters each and every one of them.
So this recipe is for you lazy ones.
Almost zero effort = Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cake.
You don’t need a fancy whisk. You don’t need to wash up multiple pots and pans. Heck you don’t even need to crack an egg.
Look, you can even entertain yourself with this scary cake face. It looks like it wants to eat something.
If you find this funny, we can be friends. Like totally.
All you need is an arm. And the will to mix a few easy ingredients together. And of course, the desire for some sweet, sweet chocolate cake that’ll make you smile for a week.
So move your lazy behinds. And make this cake.
One bite and you will send me many kisses. I know it.
The lazy person’s chocolate cake (One bowl, no eggs, no butter, no milk, no whisk)
Adapted from: Sweet Little Bluebird
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
170 g plain flour
3 tbsp cocoa powder
225 g caster sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 tbsp vegetable oil, plus a little more for greasing
100 g dark chocolate chips (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 180º C. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking dish with some oil. Add the first 5 ingredients and mix to combine.
2. Make three depressions in the dry ingredients – 2 small and 1 big. Add the vinegar and vanilla to the smaller depressions and the oil to the large one. Pour the water over and mix everything well until you have a smooth batter.
3. Stir in the chocolate chips to evenly distribute them. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, remove, cool, and eat!
This cake is delicious as is, but if you want to really take it to next level, make this super easy, yet utterly divine ganache frosting.
Look at its glistening, gorgeous yumminess.
Baileys dark-chocolate soft ganache
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5-7 mins
100 g good-quality dark chocolate
100 ml cream
2 tbsp Baileys (optional)
1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl.
2. Heat in the cream in a pan, stirring constantly until small bubbles start to appear at the edges of the pan. Add the Baileys, stir well, and pour over the chocolate.
3. Mix well until the chocolate melts and you have a glossy ganache. Smother over the cake and top with sprinkles if you wish.