Easy Everyday Chocolate Cake

Easy Everyday Chocolate Cake. A rich chocolate cake made in a 9 x 9 pan with easy ganache frosting! The perfect dessert for any occasion!

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Who doesn’t need a recipe for an Easy Everyday Chocolate Cake. This recipe is perfect when you are craving something sweet and are short on time. This recipe is similar to my Best Chocolate Cake Recipe. I add coffee to the batter to amplify the chocolate flavor. I also like to use good quality cocoa powder. It makes all the difference.

I top the cake with a simple ganache. I whisk heated cream and semi sweet chocolate chips until smooth. Pour on top of the cooled cake an enjoy!

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How to make Chocolate Ganache

I top the Chocolate Cake off with a simple Chocolate Ganache. The ganache is super easy to whip up. To make the chocolate ganache melt semi sweet chocolate chips and heavy cream in the microwave until smooth and melted. You can also cook the ganache over a double boiler. Allow the ganache to cool for about 2-3 minutes. Spread on top of the cooled cake and place in the fridge to allow it to set. This makes it a lot easier to cut the cake!

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Easy Everyday Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 9
Easy Everyday Chocolate Cake. A rich chocolate cake made in a 9 x 9 pan with easy ganache frosting!


Chocolate Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup coffee


  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream warmed


Chocolate Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 9 pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda.
  • In a medium bowl combine both sugars, vanilla, vinegar, oil and coffee.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined making sure not to over mix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into comes out mostly clean with only a few crumbs.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting with the ganache.
  • Once the cake is frosted I find it easier to cut when the ganache has time to harden a bit so I put it in the fridge for an hour before slicing and serving.


  • Whisk chocolate chips and warmed heavy cream together until melted.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

Nutrition Facts
Easy Everyday Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 264mg11%
Potassium 268mg8%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 209IU4%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Chocolate, Chocolate Ganache, Easy Chocolate Cake, Easy Desserts


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