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5 from 11 votes

Swedish Chocolate Cake

Swedish chocolate cake is a decadent, one-bowl, easy cake recipe that is enjoyable for all.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Swedish
Keyword: best chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake, one-bowl chocolate cake, quick chocolate cake, swedish chocolate cake
Servings: 6
Calories: 276kcal
Cost: $12


  • 1 (8x4-inch) loaf pan


  • 135 g 4 3/4 oz/10tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 55 g 2 oz/1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 350 g 12 oz/1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110 g 3 3/4 oz/1 cup, minus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line (with parchment paper), grease and flour a 7-inch cake tin (or in my case a 8x4-inch loaf pan).
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 20-30 minutes - it should be set around the edges but still gooey in the middle.
  • Let the cake cool in its tin for about 20 minutes, then run a blunt knife around the inside edge of the tin to loosen it. Turn out onto a wire rack, dust with icing sugar and serve warm.


Izy's recipe calls for salted butter, since I never have salted butter in my fridge, I ended up using unsalted and adding 1/2 teaspoon. Feel free to do either!
I ended up taking full advantage of the weight measurements because that turned this cake into a one-pot deal. I melted the butter and then put the saucepan on the scale, added each ingredient per weight. Boom! SO EASY!


Serving: 8g | Calories: 276kcal