This cake is so quick to make because all the ingredients are measured and then mixed together all at once. This means it uses just one bowl making clean up a snap.

 The cake is full of flavour and has a light but moist texture.

Feel free to switch the walnuts for coconut if that’s your preference – both versions are delicious.

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Makes

1 cake

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

40 minutes

Good For:

dessert

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk

Buttercream Frosting

  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons milk

How to make One Bowl Chocolate Walnut Cake

Check out our easy step by step video

Step by Step Instructions Cake

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F

Step 2

Grease and base line a 9-inch spring cake pan

Step 3

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and start on low speed

Step 4

Once all ingredients are combined, switch to high speed and beat for 1 minute

Step 5

Pour the batter into your prepared cake pan and smooth out the top

Step 6

Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean

Step 7

Cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove from the cake pan and finish cooling on a cooling rack

Step by Step Instructions Buttercream Frosting

Step 1

Beat the butter until soft

Step 2

Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder together

Step 3

Gradually beat in the icing sugar and cocoa into the butter until smooth

Step 4

Add enough milk to make a smooth spreadable consistency

Step 5

When the cake is completely cool, frost with the buttercream

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One Bowl Chocolate Walnut Cake

This cake is so quick to make because all the ingredients are measured and then mixed together all at once. This means it uses just one bowl making clean up a snap. The cake is full of flavour and has a light but moist texture. Feel free to switch the walnuts for coconut if that’s your preference – both versions are delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 484 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk

Buttercream Frosting

  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Grease and base line a 9-inch spring cake pan
  • Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and start on low speed
  • Once all ingredients are combined, switch to high speed and beat for 1 minute
  • Pour the batter into your prepared cake pan and smooth out the top
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove from the cake pan and finish cooling on a cooling rack

Buttercream Frosting

  • Beat the butter until soft
  • Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder together
  • Gradually beat in the icing sugar and cocoa into the butter until smooth
  • Add enough milk to make a smooth spreadable consistency
  • When the cake is completely cool, frost with the buttercream

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 484kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 6gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 313mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 2gSugar: 39gVitamin A: 427IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 2mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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