One Pan Chocolate Cake

One Pan Chocolate Cake is a simple recipe that you mix and bake the whole cake in a pan. You don’t even need a bowl for this recipe.

chocolate cake in the pan

One Pan Chocolate Cake

This recipe is from my co-worker, Micky Grant. This recipe was handed down to her by her mother-in-law.

One Pan Chocolate Cake is simple to make and it doesn’t even need frosting. You can sprinkle powdered sugar on the top or enjoy it plain.

Best of all, this cake is made from scratch. There are no mystery ingredients like ones in boxed cake mixes.

Watch the video to see how quick and easy it is to make this delicious cake.

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chocolate cake in the pan

One Pan Chocolate Cake

This easy to make chocolate cake can be made in the same pan that it bakes in. This eggless chocolate cake is moist and delicious.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Recipes, Eggless Chocolate Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 272kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cold water


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Put dry ingredients into sifter. Sift directly into un-greased 8 x 8-inch cake pan.
  • Make three holes in dry mixture.
  • Pour oil into first hole, vinegar into second hole, and vanilla into third hole.
  • Pour cold water over all.
  • Stir with a fork until evenly blended.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Cool the cake on a wire rack.
  • Dust the top with powdered sugar if desired.



Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1.5mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Liz

    5 stars
    Loved this cake I think it would also be good for the kids to make this! It would be great to make a cake with them and then not to have a huge mess to clean up after.

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