Best Fudgy Chocolate Cake

Best Fudgy Chocolate CakeThe most amazing, ONE BOWL, BEST Fudgy Chocolate Cake is so rich and decadent, with the perfect balance of fluffy and fudgy!
An ORIGINAL Cafe Delites RECIPE!
Course: Cakes, Desserts
Servings: 16
Calories: 302 kcal
Author: Karina – Cafe Delites
Ingredients
CHOCOLATE CAKE:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose or plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar (or a natural granulated baking sweetener measuring 1:1 with sugar)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup boiling water mixed with 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • 1 cup (250-ml) heavy cream or thickened cream
  • 8- ounces (250-grams) semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F | 175°C. Lightly grease an 8-inch round cake pan with non stick cooking oil spraying.
CHOCOLATE CAKE:
  1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine well.
  2. Add oil, egg, vanilla and milk to the flour mixture and beat well to combine. Pour in the boiling water (with the coffee), and mix until glossy.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 40 – 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the chocolate cake comes out semi-clean with small amount of cake (not runny batter) on it due to the fudgy texture.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Transfer cake from the pan to a wire rack and cool completely before frosting.
CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  1. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and heat over low heat for a few minutes. Watch that it doesn’t boil or simmer it. Once the cream is hot, turn stove off and take the saucepan off the heat. Add in the chocolate chips; cover saucepan with a lid and let sit for a good 5 minutes to soften and melt the chocolate. Uncover, and stir slowly first, with a spatula or wooden spoon, gradually mixing faster until ganache is smooth, creamy and glossy. Refrigerate for one hour or hour and a half until thick enough to spread (similar consistency to Nutella).
  2. Spread evenly over the cake.
Recipe Notes

*For a fluffier cake, use 2 teaspoons baking powder. For a fudgier cake, use 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder.
Best Fudgy Chocolate Cake has been adapted from the chocolate cake component of THIS RECIPE, swapping out butter for oil for texture.

Nutrition Facts
Best Fudgy Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 214mg6%
Total Carbohydrates 38g13%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 24g
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A5%
Vitamin C0.2%
Calcium8.9%
Iron6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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