3-Ingredient Chocolate Cake Recipe

3-Ingredient Chocolate Cake Recipe

2020-05-22
4 Stars (58 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 (9)
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    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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    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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    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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    Robin
    8/31/2020

    Can you use water instead of milk?

    Reply
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