Brette chose this week’s Martha Mondays project and I was glad that she chose the One-Bowl Chocolate Cake as I had been eyeing it up and needed a good excuse to bake it. It was worth it too – this cake is wonderful. The recipe was simple to make and although I substituted vegetable oil for the safflower oil (as I didn’t have any) the other ingredients were quite simple, with just a trip to the supermarket for buttermilk. The cakes were cooked in the 35 minutes and came out well.
The frosting had me use three bowls. A one bowl cake and then frosting which requires so much washing up had me a little annoyed. But the frosting was lovely. I had far too much and currently some is sitting in a bowl in the fridge just in case I decide to do some more baking this week (maybe cupcakes). I liked that the frosting had a slight sourness to it, but if I made it again I would omit the cocoa – it was too chocolatey for me.
But the cake is a winner. It looks great and it takes wonderful. The rest will be gobbled up by my colleagues tomorrow who I am sure will agree with the team at Martha Stewart Living that this is the best chocolate cake. Thanks for a great task Brette!