Who doesn’t love cake? Am I right?
But if you don’t want to let your cake-loving self loose in the baking isle of the grocery store, and you just want to stick with just a handful of ingredients, and save yourself some cash, then you’ve certainly come to the right place!
I’ve been scouring the net to handpick a big selection of easy cake recipes that require as few ingredients as possible. You will only need a handful of baking essentials to get you going.
What’s more, I have tried them all out myself and can testify to just how great they taste. And they feature all those people-pleasing flavors everyone loves, like vanilla, chocolate, and fruit.
So, get those taste buds ready, because here we go!
I wanted to kick this off with something that not requires only 3 ingredients, but is also incredibly versatile…
You just use egg, sugar, and cake flour, and you can make your cake in virtually any shape and size of pan or even a fancy mold. And if you want to you can add things like food coloring, frosting, chocolate chips and much more.
Not only is this recipe super simple to whip up, but I can testify that it tastes amazing – such a decadent, indulgent cake.
What’s more, it’s entirely gluten-free and there’s no added sugar. All you really need is eggs, chocolate and butter.
You can decorate it however you like – I like it with a dusting of powdered sugar and berries, but if you don’t have that to hand, you could just use chocolate curls.
This easy lemon flavored cake is soft, fluffy and moist, and each serving is just 162 calories. It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and the only ingredients you need are flour, sugar, vegetable oil, lemons (for their juice and zest), and water.
What’s more, this recipe is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, because there are no eggs, butter, or milk required.
OMG, this dessert is just divine – so rich, indulgent and decadent – highly recommended.
Moreover, it’s super simple to make, and all you need is a box of Betty Crocker devil’s food cake mix, cherry pie filling, and melted butter.
Then, if you wish, you can serve it with whipped topping, or vanilla ice cream and such.
All you really need for this lovely light dessert recipe is eggs, sugar, flour, and jam. It takes only a few minutes to prepare and can be done and ready to serve in under an hour.
What’s more, this cake features no butter or oil, so it’s 100% dairy-free, so it’s the perfect option for lactose intolerant guests.
According to TV chef Paul Hollywood, banana bread is definitely a cake. And this particular banana bread recipe is super simple to make, and you need just 3 easy to source ingredients, namely mashed bananas, condensed milk, and self-rising flour.
It only requires 2 minutes prep time, is ready to eat in just over half an hour, is only 124 calories per serving, and comes out moist and fluffy with a tender golden crumb!
Mmm…Nutella! That rich chocolate and hazelnut flavor. And you get to enjoy it in cake form, with this quick and easy-as-pie mug cake recipe. All you need is Nutella, all-purpose flour, milk, and baking powder.
And because the recipe yields 2 servings, you get to enjoy this decadent dish with your beau!
Can you believe you can make this beautiful, tasty strawberry shortcake recipe with just 4 ingredients?
All you need is strawberries, sugar, self-rising flour and whipping cream. It tastes just great with these ingredients alone, but if you wanted, you could add a little vanilla extract, to make it even more dreamy!
If you’ve ever enjoyed a coffee served with a complimentary Lotus Biscoff cookie, then you already know how well these flavors pair together. And let me tell you, it tastes amazing in this 5 ingredient cake recipe.
All you need is Biscoff spread, caster sugar, 2 eggs, self-raising flour, and some espresso coffee. And you can make it in just 3 easy steps.
OMG, this cake is amazing – it’s part cheesecake, part decadent white chocolate cake. And, can you believe it, you only need 3 ingredients to make the entire thing, including the topping and garnish.
The ingredients are chopped white baking chocolate, cream cheese, and 6 eggs. It does require quite some time to make, but I can promise you, it’s 100% worth the wait!
You know what? Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits – so juicy and refreshing, and with a real punch. And it tastes amazing in this super easy to make 5 ingredient cake recipe.
All you need is sugar, flour, baking soda, a can of crushed pineapple, and 3 eggs. And within just over half an hour, you will have a sweet, moist homemade pineapple cake, complete with actual pineapple pieces!
Dump cake is literally just that, you just dump your ingredients into the baking pan. No melting or mixing required, just baking.
And for this recipe, the only ingredients you really need are apples, frozen raspberries, cake mix, chocolate chips, and chilled butter. And if you want, you can serve it with some whipping cream.
The great thing about this cake recipe is that there’s no milk, butter, or eggs needed, only a few simple store cupboard ingredients. Besides water, all you really need to make it is oil, flour, baking powder, and sugar.
But I always like to add some optional cocoa powder into mine, for that hint of delicious chocolate flavor.
This easy to follow cake recipe may look quite understated and ordinary, but believe me when I say it’s absolutely delicious! There are no eggs, butter, or even oil required. And you don’t even need a stand mixer.
All you really need is self-raising flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, and milk. I also like to add some optional extras like vanilla extract, and spread each slice with jam.
WOW, this almond flour cake dessert is absolutely delicious. What’s more, it comes out really light and fluffy, is ready to eat in just over half an hour, and comes in at just 105 calories per slice.
All you really need for it is almond flour, eggs, sugar, and lemon zest. I like it with optional extras like blanched sliced almonds, and a dusting of powdered sugar.
If you thought cake baking recipes with just 3 or 4 ingredients were hard to come by, check this out! It only requires a total of 2 ingredients, just cake mix and soda.
Best of all, you can choose just about any combination of cake mix and soda that takes your fancy. My favorite one has to be ready-made chocolate cake mix, with a can of cherry coke – to die for!
OMG, this dish is just delicious – sweet, buttery, and filled with ripe, juicy blueberries. You will need just 6 ingredients for the full effect, specifically eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, flour, and of course fresh blueberries.
I just love this dish – it’s soft, it’s moist, and it comes packed with juicy apple pieces. Plus, it’s super easy to make.
You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make it, it’s just plant milk, sugar, vegetable oil, flour, baking powder, and apples, of course, which pair perfectly with the accompanying ground cinnamon. Delicious!
And now, we’re going to go out with a bang! For this flavorful fruit cake recipe, you need just 5 ingredients, and you make it in the Instant Pot.
The ingredients include the likes of flour (you can choose gluten-free), candied fruits, baking powder, oil, and water. I also like to throw in some chopped nuts and orange zest!
I hope you’ve enjoyed browsing through my favorite few-ingredient easy cake recipes, and that you feel inspired to give at least one of them a try – enjoy!
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