‘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!
- 350g of cookies (I used Oreo and Ovaltine cookies)
- 350g of milk
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- 4 tbsp of powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
- 1 cup of water
- Chopping board
- Baking tray
Preparation time (chocolate cake): 5 minutes; Cooking time: 15 minutes in oven Cooking time: (chocolate ganache): 5 minutes
- 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.
- 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)
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.
Step 3: Sift in the baking powder.
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.
Step 7: Pour in the batter and cook in the oven at 170°C for 20 minutes or in the steamer for 45 minutes.
Step 8: After 20 minutes, take the cake pan out from the oven and allow it to cool on a rack.
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.
Step 10: Pour ganache over the chocolate cake.
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