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Simple Stay-home Recipes: Oreo-ginal 3-Ingredient Chocolate Cake

Last Updated: May 4, 2020

Written by Jermaine Ho

‘Confectioneries, standalone beverage outlets to close as essential services list trimmed’—this sentence left me with palpitations. Where am I going to get a birthday cake? Or just a cake when I crave one? There’s nothing quite like a rich, moist, decadent chocolate cake to commemorate a special occasion.

With that said, many of us have taken this in stride and have tried to unleash our inner bakers. Amidst everything, one thing has piqued my curiosity; where are people getting their ingredients from? If you are one of those who are constantly saddened by your inability to bake due to a lack of ingredients, don’t get disheartened.

In the same vein of our previous 3-ingredient recipe, here’s a simple 3-ingredient chocolate cake recipe with no flour, no eggs and no chocolate. Introducing to you the Oreo-ginal 3-Ingredient Chocolate Cake, a sinfully chocolate cake should be your go-to dessert for any occasion!


Ingredients

Chocolate cake

3 Ingredients Chocolate Cake Ingredient List
  • 350g of cookies (I used Oreo and Ovaltine cookies)
  • 350g of milk
  • 2 tsp of baking powder

Chocolate ganache

3 Ingredients Chocolate Cake Ganache
  • 4 tbsp of powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of water

Tools

  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Oven/Steamer
  • Baking tray

Recipe Preparation

Preparation time (chocolate cake): 5 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes in oven                                          Cooking time: (chocolate ganache): 5 minutes
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Chocolate cake

  • Crush the cookies into smaller pieces.
  • Blend the cookies in a food processor until a powder-like texture is achieved and pour them into a bowl.
  • Sift in the baking powder.
  • Warm milk in a microwave and pour it into the bowl.
  • Mix until a smooth batter forms.
  • Grease a cake pan with butter.
  • Pour in the batter and cook in the oven at 170°C for 15 minutes or in the steamer for 45 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, take the cake pan out from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before transferring onto a rack to cool completely.

Chocolate ganache

  • Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder and water into a pan; cook under low heat and stir for 10 minutes until it reaches a creamy consistency.
  • Pour ganache over the chocolate cake.
  • Dust with icing sugar or top it off with your desired toppings.

Recipe (In Pictures)

Chocolate cake

3 Ingredients Chocolate Cake Blend

Step 1: Crush the cookies into smaller pieces.

Step 2: Blend the cookies in a food processor until powder-like texture and pour them into a bowl.

Whisk In The Baking Powder 

Step 3: Sift in the baking powder.

3 Ingredients Chocolate Cake Warm Milk

Step 4: Warm milk in a microwave and pour it into the bowl.

Step 5: Mix until a smooth batter forms.

Step 6: Grease a cake pan with butter.

3 Ingredients Chocolate Cake Steam Bake

Step 7: Pour in the batter and cook in the oven at 170°C for 20 minutes or in the steamer for 45 minutes.

3 Ingredients Chocolate Cake Cool

Step 8After 20 minutes, take the cake pan out from the oven and allow it to cool on a rack.

Chocolate ganache

3 Ingredients Chocolate Cake Pour Ingredients

Step 9: Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder and water into a pan; cook under low heat and stir for 10 minutes until it reaches a creamy consistency.

3 Ingredients Chocolate Cake Pour Ganache

Step 10: Pour ganache over the chocolate cake.

3 Ingredients Chocolate Cake Icing Sugar

Step 11: Dust with icing sugar or top it off with your desired toppings.

There you go—a super easy recipe for a decadently rich chocolate cake! This cake can help you out of any dire situation if you find yourself caught in need of a cake. Soft, moist and well-melded together, this slab of fudgy goodness simply melts in your mouth. This no-frills chocolate cake encapsulates the flavour of our beloved Oreo snack with a slightly malty flavour from the Ovaltine.

Savour each luscious bite with some icing sugar or some oreo bits and this delectably moist chocolate cake is great as a birthday treat. My family and I continued wolfing down this cake and the compliments kept coming. “This one is better than awfully chocolate; how to make this?” That was when I knew the folks really liked the cake and as a cook, that really is one of the highest compliments you can receive–well, at least in my book.

Though if I had to add, this is in no way comparable to commercially-sold cakes, but I think this makes up for a really good dupe. Yielding a warm, sugary treat that will satisfy any sweet cravings, you should really try this recipe for yourself and whip them up for any occasion!

Expected Damage: S$3 – S$5 per cake

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