tasty treats: rich chocolate cake (for one)

Once in a while, I get the sudden urge for chocolate cake. If you’re anything like me, you know that when this urge strikes, it isn’t easily satisfiable. There isn’t much that can compare to a big slice of warm chocolatey goodness, and don’t try to tell me that a cookie or a chocolate bar will do the trick. I assure you, it will not.

Not wanting to commit to baking an entire cake for these dire moments of need (because if I have an entire cake I will eat an entire cake), I knew that there had to be a solution. It turns out, I wasn’t alone in this thought and have since found a multitude of recipes that result in just enough batter to make one decent portion of ooey gooey deliciousness. A single, personal sized chocolate cake, if you will. After testing out a few versions I came up with what I believe to be the perfect recipe (see below). The combination of ingredients results in a cake that’s not too sweet, not too dense, and just chocolatey enough to fulfil any and all cravings.

::what you’ll need::
.4 tbsp. flour
.2 tbsp. good quality unsweetened cocoa
.1 egg, whisked
.3 tbsp. milk
.3 tbsp. canola oil
.3-4 tbsp your favourite chocolate, chopped (I used semi-sweet bakers chocolate)
.1/4 tsp. vanilla
.a drip of almond extract (optional)

::what you’ll do:: 
.Preheat oven to 350 F*
.Mix all of the dry ingredients together
.Add the wet ingredients and mix
.Add the chocolate and mix
.Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins*
.Enjoy it warm alongside a cold glass of milk (with a fancy straw)

*Note: this can also be made in a mug and microwaved for 2 1/2 mins or so (depending on your microwave). My oven-made version takes significantly longer, but I’m convinced the anticipation enhances the taste and, honestly, microwaves freak me out.

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COMMENTS (27)
27 Responses to “tasty treats: rich chocolate cake (for one)”
  1. Inga says:

    Chocolate cake for one in a microwave? That is perfect for me!

  2. tinajo says:

    Oh la la – yummy and easy! :-)

  3. Lauren says:

    Wow. looks so good!

  4. So pretty! I adore the pot! I get the same urges… sometimes one simply has to have a massive amount of chocolate.

  5. I have been wanting to try a recipe like this for awhile..I might just do it today!

  6. Looks fabulous! I made mine in the microwave, but I will definitely have to try this! Lovely photos…

    • Jacquelyn says:

      I haven’t made this one in the microwave yet but I’ve heard about very similar recipes that turned out great! I don’t have a microwave so I shall stick to my stove for now

  7. Haute says:

    Yum yum!! I will definitely have to try this recipe! An individual cake is just what I need!!

  8. Neda says:

    Actually perfect for me because my other half isn’t a chocolate lover like I am and I need my fix at least a few times a week. A cake would be a refreshing change of pace {I usually just indulge in a piece of chocolate}. Looking forward to trying it!

    • Jacquelyn says:

      ahh that’s like Justin and I! He goes through phases where he’s a sweet-a-holic and then he won’t touch a thing for months on end. Willpower I tells you. I need it.

      But yes, this recipe is PERFECT for those times when I’m desperate and he’s on his hiatus

  9. Yum! This sounds dangerously easy to make! :) Beautiful photos as well.

  10. alongobucco says:

    I am the exact same way–if I make a whole cake, I WILL eat the whole cake. I’ve been searching around for a great mug-cake recipe, I can’t wait to try yours!

  11. Alexa says:

    Oh good grief that looks amazing. I’m in so much trouble. Haha.

  12. Lauren says:

    This looks so dangerous.

  13. Shoko says:

    Jacquelyn, this is seriously the best thing I’ve seen all day. Wow.

  14. Vanessa says:

    I love this idea!

  15. Andrea says:

    What a fantastic idea! Also, I love the beautiful new layout of your lovely blog.

    Andrea x

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