Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chocolate Cake for One (or Two)

The other day I wasn't feeling fantastic and the thought of chocolate was very enticing. We were also celebrating a potty training achievement of Little C's and so I wanted to make a special snack for her. Enter: Chocolate Cake for One (or two in this case!). It's quick to mix up and even faster to cook if you throw it in the microwave! And unbelievably, it can be made with all whole food ingredients and definitely contains nothing artificial (in itself...the marshmallows we decided to toss on top may be another story...)

As always, my little sous chef was ready to bake! Especially since there was chocolate cake involved! We mixed up all the ingredients in a small bowl and then divided the batter among two small greased ramekins (1.5-2 cup capacity). Just a side note, when I make just one cake I mix all the ingredients in a larger ramekin and cook it right in there. The batter sticks a little so it's better to eat out of the dish but it doesn't stick so bad that it's miserable to wash.

Since we were feeling a little extra naughty, we tossed a few chocolate chips (Kirkland brand from Costco - they're actually amazingly tasty, all natural and vegan) and marshmallows on top. Then we threw them in the microwave, one at a time, and cooked them for 30 seconds. That's it!

And there you have Little C's personal chocolate cake.

C'mon, you know you want to make one ;-)

Chocolate Cake for One (or Two)
Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp flour (white, white wheat, oat...)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp olive oil (or coconut or vegetable or you could even try applesauce or mashed banana)
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • optional toppings such as chocolate chips, nuts or frosting
Directions:
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together. 
  2. Add wet ingredients and stir thoroughly. If you'd like, sprinkle chips, nuts, etc over top of the batter.
  3. Pour into microwave-safe bowl or mug and microwave for 30-40 seconds. Let it cool a bit before devouring.
  4. Optional: If you'd prefer, you can bake this cake in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 12-15 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

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