RECIPE

30-Minute Chocolate Cake for Two

Yields 1 cake

This Chocolate Cake for Two takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish, and is perfect for two people. Or one, because who's to judge!

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 7 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the frosting:

  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • dark chocolate shavings (optional)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all dry cake ingredients with a fork. Add in wet ingredients, stirring until combined. Heavily grease three large mugs and evenly distribute batter into mugs (~1/2 cup of batter each).
  2. Microwave each mug by itself for 1 minute on high. Remove from microwave and shake slightly to loosen cake from mug. Flip mug over onto parchment paper-lined plate or board. The cake should drop right out. Repeat with remaining mugs, then place into freezer for 5 minutes, or until the cakes cool to room temperature.
  3. While the cakes are cooling, make the frosting. Combine all ingredients in a standing mixer and beat on high until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Remove cakes from freezer and frost the top of each layer before stacking. If using, shave dark chocolate over the top of the cake using a sharp knife.

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Recipe Notes

Don't have 3 uniform mugs? Use one, cleaning thoroughly between cooking each layer!
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