Chocolate Cake-pan Cake Recipe

The cake is all done in the baking pan, so there is no cleaning up! Just mix, bake and cool. The ganache makes it extra yummy.


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa or natural cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk

Chocolate Ganache
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
6 Tablespoons butter



Preheat oven to 350F.

Line the bottom of a 9-inch square cake pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with butter.

Measure all the dry ingredients into the pan and stir together to combine with a fork.

Make 3 holes in the dry ingredient and put the vanilla in one, vinegar in the 2nd and the oil into the third.

Pour the milk over it all and use a fork to stir to combine.

Place into the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. There may be a few moist crumbs and that is fine.

Remove and place onto a cooling rack until the cake has cooled then remove and place onto a cake plate.


Place the chocolate chips into a small pot.

In a second small saucepan heat the cream and butter. Do not boil. Just before the boiling point, pour over the chocolate chips. Let sit for about 2-3 minutes until the chocolate melts.Stir well to combine.

Let cool down then spread over the cooled cake.

Cut an serve!