Monday, March 20, 2023

One Pan Chocolate Cake #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

This delicious, fudgy, cake is mixed and baked all in one pan.  You will love the ease of making this cake and your family will love the dense chocolatey goodness.

One Pan Chocolate Cake

Today is the first day of Spring Sweets Week and we not only have some wonderful Sweets to share but also some awesome giveaways from our sponsors!!!  Keep reading to learn more.........

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2023 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks! The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and we are celebrating the beginning of spring with plenty of spring sweets and a fun giveaway! This year 20 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring. So get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, jams, and even a few beverages! Thank you to our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors that are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you to Melissa's Produce, Anolon, Taylor and Colledge, and Selefina Spices for your generosity and support. We have an incredible giveaway with four amazing prizes and would love it if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win!

Cake Pan and Vanilla

I used two sponsor products in this first sweet that I am sharing with you today.  I received this wonderful 9" square aluminum steel cake pan from Anolon.  The fact that it is not coated makes it perfect for mixing and baking in the same pan.  

The recipe I am sharing also needs vanilla. You can use vanilla extract if that is all you have but I don't bother with it ever since I began using OrganicVanilla Bean Paste from Taylor & Colledge.  I was first introduced to Taylor and Colledge Vanilla paste several years ago and it is now my go to.  You only need half the amount of paste to extract.

piece of cake

My husband holds CPL classes and I provide a lunch for the students.  This cake is a great dessert because it is always so well received and all I have to clean up before the students arrive are measuring utensils and a spatula.

Chocolate Cake Pin

Let's take a look at what the other bloggers brought to the table today........

We share recipes from #SpringSweetsWeek on Pinterest! Make sure you follow the board to see all the delicious recipes shared this week.

Don't forget to scroll down past the recipe to see the great sponsor gifts being given away this week and to enter the raffle.  I would love for one of my readers to win one of these amazing gifts.

Desserts, Cake, Chocolate, Quick, Easy, Small Batch
Yield: 9 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
One Pan Chocolate Cake

One Pan Chocolate Cake

This delicious, fudgy, cake is mixed and baked all in one pan. You will love the ease of making this cake and your family will love the dense chocolatey goodness.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 35 Min


  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. baking cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. vanilla extract or 1/2 t. vanilla paste
  • 1 T. vinegar
  • 1/3 c. canola oil
  • 1 c. cold water
  • Powdered Sugar for sprinkling, if desired


  1. Lightly coat a 9" square baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda into the pan and use a whisk or spatula to combine.
  3. Add the vanilla, vinegar, oil and water to the dry ingredients and mix until combined, paying extra attention to get all the dry ingredients from the corners moistened.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for about 30 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.
  5. Let cool in pan and then sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.


Adapted from a recipe found at King Arthur

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

8.9 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.83 g

Carbs (grams)

40.36 g

Fiber (grams)

1.44 g

Net carbs

38.92 g

Sugar (grams)

23.21 g

Protein (grams)

2.62 g

Sodium (milligrams)

146.69 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg

Now onto the Prize Packages and Entry Form!!

Prize #1:  A Fresh and Dried Organics Basket from Melissa's Produce.

A box of fresh and dried fruits.

One winner will enjoy an abundance of fruit with Melissa’s Fresh and Dried Organics Basket. This hand-woven basket holds a delicious combination of fresh and dried Organic fruits and is carefully wrapped with cellophane and finished with a colorful ribbon. Melissa's Produce has everything from common apples and bananas to exotic passion fruit and kumquats. 

Prize # 2:  A $30 Gift certificate to Selefina Spices.

3 spice jars and a spoon with spices on it.

One winner will enjoy a $30 gift certificate to buy all their favorite spices for cooking and baking! Selefina Spices sells an assortment of spices gathered using dedication and care with which we’ve curated their online tea collection. With our decades of experience sourcing products and establishing global connections their mission is to be able to bring you fresher, higher-quality spices and seasonings at lower prices. 

Prize #3:  A selection of 4 extract pastes from Taylor and Colledge.

Five tubes of extract pastes

One winner will receive a selection of extracts to include almond, lemon, organic vanilla bean, and lavender. In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unsurpassed quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla.

Prize #4:  AnolonPro Bakeware 2 Piece Set of Half Sheet Cookie Pans.

2 cookie sheets

One winner will win a 2-piece set of 13-inch x 18-inch half sheet baking pans for cookies!  These aluminized steel professional sheet pans deliver unmatched durability and heat conduction for incredibly reliable results and are oven safe to 550°F.  You'll be able to bake all your favorite cookies to perfection. Anolon Pro Bakeware gives you professional grade bakeware at affordable prices.

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Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Selefina Spices, Anolon, Melissa’s Produce, and Taylor and Colledge for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #SpringSweetsWeek giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #SpringSweetsWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #SpringSweetsWeek posts or entry.


  1. This chocolate cake looks decadent and perfect for a snack.

  2. Love one pan desserts and you can never go wrong with chocolate!

  3. Oh Em Gee how easy is this!! You could whip up a cake in no time and easy clean up!

  4. I would love to share a slice of this! Chocolate cake is my favorite.

  5. I love deep chocolate cake. Yours looksso good!

  6. I think this chocolate cake is the perfect answer to most anything that comes your way! Even better that it is one pan!

  7. I love an easy dessert like this one and especially if it's chocolate.

  8. I'd love a slice with a big scoop of ice cream!

  9. I love an easy one pan cake. Looks delicious.

  10. Everyone needs a good chocolate cake recipe in their back pocket!

  11. One pan and Chocolate! Nothing more to say but pass me a slice!

  12. I love chocolate cake and this is the perfect one for me! Delicious!


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