This easy single layer chocolate cake with chocolate ganache is perfect for weeknights, date nights, birthdays, and small dinner parties. Only one bowl needed and so quick to make – no butter, eggs, or mixer required! This one layer cake can be made in an 8-inch round, 9-inch round, or 8-inch square cake pan, or cut the recipe in half for a 6-inch round cake pan.
Note: this recipe was originally published on February 12, 2018. As of March 2022, I’ve updated: (1) some of the photos, (2) the recipe itself to include a few different cake pan sizes you can use and a couple options for the ganache; and (3) a video. This is still one of my favorite recipes of all time and I hope you love it too! It was the first of my single layer cake recipe series. Check out my single layer carrot cake or my single layer lemon cake for other flavor ideas!
A One Layer Chocolate Cake
True story: I was not planning to share this one layer, small chocolate cake recipe on here. In fact, even after Brian and I made it together for my birthday one weekend, and demolished nearly half of it in 24 hours, I still wasn’t planning to share it.
It’s…simple. Humble. Unassuming. Not really earth shattering – just a good, back-pocket smaller chocolate cake with a tender, light crumb. And chocolate ganache, because chocolate ganache may sound fancy, but it’s actually the easiest thing to make.[Read More…]