Quick & Easy

One-bowl chocolate velvet cake

It's simply delicious!
1H 10M

This rich cake with chocolate glaze is made in one bowl for ease and less cleaning. Cut into finger sized slices for an elegant afternoon tea plate.

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Chocolate glaze


1.Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a deep 23cm x 30cm rectangular cake pan or baking dish; line base and two long sides with baking paper, extending the paper 5cm (2in) over the sides.
2.Beat cake ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until just combined. Increase speed to medium; beat about 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and paler in colour. Spread mixture into pan.
3.Bake cake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave cake in pan for 10 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.
4.Meanwhile, make chocolate glaze. Stir ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a small bowl; cool for 10 minutes. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until glaze is spreadable.
5.Spread cold cake with chocolate glaze; stand until set before cutting.

This cake will keep in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 3 days. Without the glaze, the cake be frozen for up to 2 months.


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