I LOVE chocolate cake . . . especially when it’s made from scratch!
However, I hate doing dishes.
And some cake recipes call for so many separate bowls for mixing different ingredients . . . why would I do all that extra work?!
Well, this recipe is here to save the day!
One bowl, dump in all the ingredients, mix together and you are done!
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Mix in the oil, buttermilk, and eggs. Once the eggs are fully incorporated, pour in the hot water and mix well (your batter will seem runny, but I promise that it will work out!).
Grease a 9x13" baking pan and pour batter into pan. Bake for 33-38 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean- mine was done at 33 minutes). When the cake is completely cool, top with frosting and decorate with sprinkles (if so desired).