Monday, November 24, 2014

The Easiest Chocolate Cake in the World

I am about to show you how to make the easiest chocolate cake in the world.  It is light, fluffy, and versatile.  Without frosting, it is even good for people on weight reduction diets (portion control is key, of course - you can't have a huge chunk).
These are the ingredients you need.

1 package chocolate cake mix - I like the ones that have pudding in the mix.
1 15 oz can of pumpkin (the pure pumpkin puree, not the "pumpkin mix" with sugar and spices)
1/2 cup of liquid egg whites, or egg whites from 4 eggs

Method
Grease 9 x 13 pan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all ingredients together. It will be a bit hard to work this batter, but you only need to make sure all the lumps are out of it.  But do make sure all the lumps are out of it.

Spread (this will take a bit of patience) into the pan.  Bake about 30 minutes or until done.  And that's it!


Here's the baked cake. 

There are those who frost this, and those who will add chocolate chips or other add ins.  I don't.  In the Weight Watchers program, the only points are from the cake mix, and the egg whites (and four egg whites spread into a 9 x 13 pan pointwise are negligible.)  It doesn't get better than this.

Don't like pumpkin?  Well, I don't like pumpkin.  I can't tell it's in there.

There are those who don't add the egg whites, and you are welcome not to, but I think the texture is better with them.

Dear readers, that is it!  Have these three ingredients on hand, and you are ready for company or any occasion.  And, with the pumpkin, it is perfect for fall baking.  Thanksgiving, anyone?  (No, not me. But just about any other time, yes.)

By the way, I like this warmed up in the microwave.

Do you have a favorite, easy recipe?

8 comments:

  1. Wow you made it very easy. And I love it!

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  2. Well, I like pumpkin ;-) - but does that just add a lot of moisture and texture to the cake? Also, do you have any idea if this would work with gluten-free flours?

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  3. p.s. I really like your title. Great hook!

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  4. Hi Alana,

    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe for the easiest chocolate cake in the world! Will definately try it :) Awesome share!

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  5. Alana, thanks for sharing this recipe as I don't bake cakes generally and good to know there is a recipe for the easiest chocolate cake in the world! ;) And I love that it's got pumpkin in it as that is very nutritious and ...well, it makes it sound even more delicious! ;) <3

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  6. Alana,
    Sounds great! Will definitely try it! (But not at Thanksgiving either).
    Thanks. Will let you know how it turns out and what I think. =)
    Amy

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  7. Makes me think of that cake-in-a-cup variation, which I'd like to try too! You cook it in the microwave. Actually, I've lost that recipe but maybe I'll look for it again!
    Thanks,
    Amy

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  8. Now, if they only made pareve chocolate cake mix, I could do this more often. Otherwise, it's just good for when I make fish or vegetarian...

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