We have this problem with cake around our house. It’s not a problem eating it. Or enjoying it. The problem is, if there is cake in this house, my children cannot focus on anything else. Anything else. It’s like their brain becomes taken over by the cake alien and all they can think about is CAKE!
“Mama, is that cake still there?” “Mama, what’s for breakfast? Cake?” “Did Daddy eat the rest of the cake?”
Hey kids! Time to go outside and play in the sprinkler! “Okay, Mama! But when we’re done, can we have cake?”
“Mom…if I do all my chores today, can I have cake?”
I wish I was kidding. Alas, I cannot make this stuff up. Just as I cannot make up the fact that I just told my son to “Stop drinking from the rain gauge!”
So, when Barry’s birthday rolled around I wanted to make him a cake…but I didn’t want to deal with what we will now refer to as Cake Aftermath. I pulled out this trusty recipe which I used to make a lot…until I got on a night trail mix habit that I’ve been unable to break. I kissed cake good-bye and invested in nuts and chocolate. It was a good trade.
I knew I could make this cake and tomorrow still get kids to do chores without cake bribes. And THAT is a happy birthday, I’ll tell ya.
I always use oat flour to make this, but I bet you could use regular flour and it would be just fine. However, I haven’t tried that…so if you do, don’t badmouth me in the kitchen later. Deal? 😉
Please note – you need at least a 10 ounce dish to bake this in. If you don’t use that, it MIGHT run over in the oven and cause a big mess. Hypothetically speaking. *Cough*
When I frost the top, I just use softened cream cheese and drizzle in a bit of maple syrup. Then I frost the top with that. It’s nothing fancy, but we like plain around here.
And there ya have it. A single serving cake. Make it after your kids go to bed and they’ll never know. It doesn’t make noise like those pesky Snickers wrappers.
What’s your favorite single serving dessert?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for One
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons oat flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, stir together peanut butter and egg.
- Mix in flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and vanilla.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour into greased 10 ounce ramekin or dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20ish minutes or until it tests done in the middle.
- Cool completely and frost with softened cream cheese mixed with maple syrup…or eat plain with vanilla ice cream.
Yield: 1 single serving size cake