3-Ingredient Chocolate Cake Recipe

3-Ingredient Chocolate Cake Recipe

2020-05-22
3.5 Stars (187 Voters)
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This 3-ingredient chocolate cake also known as lockdown cake has been viral all over the internet in the last few months. I decided to give it a try and I was surprised how easy this cake and how good it is. All you need is some cookies/biscuits, baking powder and milk. The result is soft, fluffy and delicious cake. If you are making this cake with Oreo cookies, the cake will taste like Oreo.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
8
PREP TIME
45 Minutes
WORK TIME
15 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS

    For the cake:

    • 350g (12.35oz) Oreo cookies oy any other cookies/biscuits (or combination of cookies)
    • 2½ teaspoons Baking powder
    • 1½ cups (360ml) Milk

    For dark chocolate ganache (optional):

    • 100g (3.5oz) Dark chocolate
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Heavy cream

    For milk chocolate ganache (optional):

    • 150g (5.3oz) Milk chocolate
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) Heavy cream
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 340F (170C). Grease 7-inch (18cm) round cake pan with butter, line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease the parchment as well. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor or a Ziploc bag, crush the cookies into fine crumbs.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl, add baking powder, milk and mix until combined.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Release from the pan, let cool and frost the cake. Decorate if desired.

Notes:

  • You can use Oreo cookies, chocolate cookies, vanilla cookies or any other regular cookies.
  • Chocolate ganache is optional; you can skip it or use your favourite frosting.
  • It is important to crush the cookies into fine crumbs, is you crushing by hand, make sure they are not big lumps.

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COMMENTS (16)
  • e
    emilija miknius
    6/11/2020

    that cake is amazing

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    The Cooking Foodie
    6/12/2020

    Thank you! Glad you liked it :)

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    amy
    7/28/2020

    this cake is disgusting do NOT make it

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    Zermeen Ahmad
    10/12/2020

    Why !? What happened

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    Zermeen Ahmad
    10/12/2020

    Why !? What happened

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    tinaaaa
    4/28/2021

    It’s literally just oreos. How can it be disgusting?

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  • B
    Breyton
    6/9/2021

    It’s so good I love it

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    Arianna Larson
    8/5/2020

    I tried this recipe and it worked great! I had to leave the cake in the oven an extra ten minutes, but it turned out well and tasted great! Super moist and yummy, 10/10

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    Aimee Song
    8/12/2020

    Hey, just wondering- how many cookies is 350 grams of Oreos? Thanks!

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  • C
    Cadence Temp
    4/24/2021

    about 30-31 Oreos

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  • J
    Joan
    8/28/2020

    I used double stuff oreos plus chips ahoychoc chip cookies and the batter was VERY wet...probably due to the stuffing...so i just crushed up a lot more cookies until the batter felt almost normal thickness. Came out absolutely delicious, like a cake brownie...but I did have to bake it nearly 15 mins longer!

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  • R
    Robin
    8/31/2020

    Can you use water instead of milk?

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  • N
    Nia
    1/2/2021

    Do you need to include the cream of oreos in the batter?

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  • D
    Dal
    2/17/2021

    Yes leave the cream in the Oreos biscuits. I would use milk over water because the flour mixture used to bake biscuits binds better with milk. Use alternative milk if not cows milk, unsure how it would taste, mind. I added 100g Mcvities plain digestive and about 250g Oreos, this cake turned out amazing. Because I used plain digestive, it wasn’t as sweet as it would’ve been with choc locate digestives but it was fine for us, particularly as we added ganache topping. It was beautifully moist a

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  • B
    Blanca
    5/9/2021

    It looks rubbery and bland but the TASTE... THIS IS HEAVEN!!!

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  • B
    Breyton
    6/9/2021

    It tasted so good I loved it 😋😋😋😋😋😍😍😍 Your recipes are great

    Reply
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