I’m about to let you in on a little secret. At night when my kids go to sleep, I eat chocolate. Chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, Hershey’s kisses, or on a really good day, my single serving chocolate cake. Sometimes momma just needs a little something sweet at nighttime after children go to bed!
If I try to eat any kind of chocolate (or any sweets) during the day, it’s like my kids have chocolate radar. They just know. Similar thing happens when I’m sweeping and I’ve got a pile of dirt in the kitchen. They somehow know to come sprinting through the kitchen.
Usually, we save special desserts for Sundays.
But it’s always nice to be able to whip these up when Barry and I have had a long day and just need a special treat! Anytime I make a single serving chocolate cake, I just preheat my trusty countertop toaster oven. It cooks almost identically to a regular oven, but preheats in no time, doesn’t waste tons of energy and won’t heat up the whole kitchen. And I don’t know about you, but I personally think that single serving “mug cakes” you cook in the microwave are gross. They taste weird and overly spongy. I don’t like those at all. But this is WAY different.
Barry and I love the chocolate version of this cake, but if you’re not a chocolate fan (weirdo), you can just omit the cocoa powder and use 2 additional tablespoons of regular flour. We’ve also made a peanut butter version using 2 tablespoons of peanut powder instead of cocoa powder and it’s also delicious!
Once you see how quick and easy it is, you will make this single serving chocolate cake all the time!
You can top your cake with ice cream. I never bother to make frosting for this single serving chocolate cake. Instead I like to slather the top with peanut butter or greek yogurt and sprinkle with chocolate chips. It’s the same idea as frosting, but less sugar and less time to make.
Single Serving Chocolate Cake
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar I like honey granules
- dash of stevia
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp of applesauce or greek yogurt depending on your diet preferences
- 2 tbsp milk of choice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat toaster oven (or oven) to 350 degrees.
- Grease a mini pie plate.
- Combine the dry ingredients with a mini wire whisk.
- Add the wet ingredients and whisk until just combined.
- Pour batter into your greased dish.
- Bake for 24 minutes.