A one-bowl chocolate cake recipe is a must-have recipe on hand. What can be easier than add everything to the bowl, mix it up and bake it? No need for mixers or fancy equipment. Taste delicious on its own and yet a versatile cake with so many variations to try.
Cream butter and shortening for about 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
Add cornstarch to the hot water and add it to the creaming mixture.
Continue to cream until it’s a smooth mixture again.
Add vanilla and combine well.
Finally, start adding the powdered sugar one cup at a time.
Once all the sugar is in – whip the buttercream for a good three minutes until light and fluffy.
Place in a piping bag with a star piping nozzle.
Brush layers with simple syrup
Use a spatula to frost the cake as I have done in my one-bowl vanilla cake or use a piping bag and star tip and decorate as I have shown in the video for this cake.
Pipe any leftover frosting if desired.
For a naked look – I did not frost the outside of this cake
Decorate with seasonal fruits – we had cherries in season.
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