After a month on vacation, it’s time for me to get back to my job at Anthony’s Key Resort and back to my little blog. And what could be better to start with than chocolate cake? If I ever eat dessert, it has to be something made with chocolate. I can’t afford the extra calories and if I’m going to splurge, I’d rather do it with chocolate! 😉 So, for the first post in a long time, I’m starting with one of my favorites — Five Minute Chocolate Cake!
Before leaving for vacation, I’d filmed three of four recipes, with full intentions of blogging while away; however, I quickly realized while I was there that I probably wasn’t going to blog about all those recipes I had made. The only one I got around to posting was the Yuca Cake recipe that I’d been promising to do. But that was it! There’s something about not being in my surroundings that made it impossible for me to get into the right head space to write. There is no place like home to inspire me and now that I’m back on my little island and can begin to blog again!
While this Five Minute Chocolate Cake is not a “traditional” island recipe, it was a tradition in my mom’s kitchen. It was my mother’s go-to-chocolate-cake-recipe that she made at least once a week for my brother when we all still lived at home. She iced it with caramel because that is what my brother liked best. But I wanted to make something traditional from the Bay Islands and “white icing,” as we call it, is what you’ll find most often on chocolate cakes here in Roatan. For this cake, I made a Seven Minute Frosting recipe that I’ll share with you in the next post! This is a Five Minute Chocolate Cake with a Seven Minute Frosting. What could be better than that?
As the recipe title hints, this chocolate cake is quick and easy to make. You simply add all the ingredients to one bowl, mix, and in five minutes it’s ready to go into the oven. And what you’ll get 30 minutes later, is a super-moist, super-rich, chocolate cake that’ll please any chocolate-loving member of the family. You don’t need pre-packaged cake mix with this Five Minute Chocolate Cake recipe!
Steps In Making Five-Minute Chocolate Cake
First, sift together: flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Sifting the dry ingredients will minimize any lumps in the mix.
Then add eggs, milk, and oil. Then add boiling hot water, which is secrets to this super-moist chocolate cake. So don’t forget this part — the water must be hot!
Mix by hand or with a hand mixer just until all the ingredients are combined. Mix slowly and try not to overmix the batter. Overmixing will make the cake chewy and dense because it will release the gluten in the flour and you don’t want that. You want the cake to be light and fluffy! Chewy is good for pizza, but for cake – not so much!
Then bake at 350˚ Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean.
And there you have it — Five Minute Chocolate Cake!
Watch The Five Minute Chocolate Cake Recipe Video Here!
Five Minute Chocolate Cake
This chocolate cake is quick! Simply add all the ingredients to one bowl, mix, and in five minutes it's ready to go into the oven!
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder Hershey's Unsweetened
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- 1.5 Tsp. Baking Powder
- 1.5 Tsp. Baking Soda
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Cup Water Hot
- Sift together dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Add eggs, oil, and milk.
- Then add hot water.
- Pour into a prepared baking pan sprayed with baking spray or greased and floured.
- Bake at 350˚ Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
The batter will be thin, but that is okay. That's what makes it moist. Don't overmix the batter because it may become too chewy. Add hot water at the very last.