this is the ultimate chocolate cake. it is what i like to call THE matilda cake. i mean, yes this scene is meant to be discusting or something, but that cake. as a kid, we secretly wished all punishments were like that, or at least i did. but enough about matilda, and more about this one bowl chocolate cake. until my aunt first made this cake for me, i kind of hated chocolate cake. whenever i attend parties where chococlate cake is served, i swear it has zero chocolate flavour aside from the icing. however, this cake stands alone. it doesn't need frosting to mask the blandness and dryness. it is dark, rich, and so moist. serve it with a dusting of icing sugar and you my friend, will have the best chocolate cake you've ever made (side note: it can be frosted, it is the base i use for all my chocolate layer cakes). in this particular recipe, i use almond milk as the liquid and it comes out of a greased pan easily. but a little secret from my aunt, sub equal part greek yogurt for the almond milk. the only downside is it will have to be served straight from the baking dish. the upside, is it becomes even more moist and fudgey.


  • 2 cups raw sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dutch dark cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk (sub 1 cup greek yogurt)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling water


  • preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • in a mixing bowl mix raw sugar, oil and vanilla.
  • add eggs and almond milk until well combined.
  • sift in cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking soda until just blended.
  • slowly pour in boiling water and stir until you have a silky looking cake batter.
  • bake in a 9x13 greased dish for 30-40 minutes.