This 3 ingredient chocolate cake is the easiest way to make a chocolate cake, and it tastes amazing! This 3 ingredient chocolate cake is moist, rich in flavor, and quick.
This cake is actually known to be the viral 3 ingredient lockdown cake that went viral all over the web for the last year or so. All you will need for this cake is chocolate cookies, baking powder, and milk!
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what you will need for this recipe:
Chocolate cookies- we used Oreo sandwich cookies, but you can use any chocolate cookies that you’d like.
Milk- we used whole milk for this recipe.
Baking powder- the third and last ingredient for this 3 ingredient chocolate cake is baking powder, to help the cake rise well.
This cake already has a delicious taste and texture, though, we like to add chocolate ganache for this cake, this step is absolutely optional.
Chocolate ganache (optional):
Heavy cream- use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream, both will work.
Dark chocolate- use your favorite dark chocolate for the best flavor.
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How to make 3 ingredient chocolate cake:
1. Preheat an oven to 180c (350f).
2. Process the chocolate cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form.
3. In a big mixing bowl add the cookie crumbs.
4. Add the milk and baking powder. Mix well until the batter is smooth.
5. Grease the baking pan with a bit of oil.
6. Pour the batter into the cake pan.
7. Bake the cake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
8. Let the cake cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
9. Make the ganache (optional): In a small mixing bowl, pour the heavy cream, and the dark chocolate. Microwave it for 1-2 minutes and let it sit for 10 minutes before mixing. Mix the chocolate ganache well until smooth.
10. Pour the chocolate ganache on top of the cake and smooth the top with a spoon.
Frequently asked questions:
Can I use my favorite chocolate cookies for this recipe?
Yes, most chocolate cookies will work great for this recipe.
What size baking pan did you use?
this cake is quite small, we used a 7 x 3-inch cake pan. You can find the link to the cake pan here.
Can I freeze the chocolate cake?
Yes, you can freeze this cake after it cooled completely in an airtight freezer-friendly container for up to 3 months, some people find the cake tastes better after freezing it.
our tip is not to freeze it decorated or covered with frosting, because it can ruin the decorating on the cake, we suggest freezing the cake and decorate it when you defrost it.
If you’re not looking to impress anyone with your decorating skills, it’s absolutely okay to freeze the cake with the frosting on.
How long will the chocolate cake last?
This chocolate cake will last up to one week in the fridge. Cover the cake with plastic wrap or foil to prevent it from drying out. This cake tastes amazing the day after.
How to serve this chocolate cake?
Serve this chocolate cake with ice cream on the side with some chocolate syrup and whipped cream. If you don’t want to use ice cream, serve it with fresh fruit on top.
Can I use my favorite frosting on this cake?
Yes! You can use any kind of your favorite frosting on this cake, this cake is very versatile so you can turn it into whatever you want! You can use chocolate frosting, vanilla frosting, caramel frosting, etc.
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