Mmmm… chocolate.

Chocolate figures heavily in my life. I could give it up, but I’m no quitter! This time, I’ve got a tiny, tasty chocolate cake to tease your taste buds.

Being empty-nesters, my hubby and I really don’t need an entire cake sitting on the counter tempting us. How delightful to learn that I could make an adorable little cake-for-two! And it’s kind of romantic, too, don’t you think?

Chocolate Cake for Two

⅓ cup all-purpose flour Chocolate Cake for Two
¼ cup sugar
1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ cup hot water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vinegar
⅛ teaspoon vanilla
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 4″ x 2″ round cake pan with non-stick spray oil.

In a small mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a measuring cup or bowl, whisk together water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until blended.

Bake 18 – 20 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

Chocolate Ganache: Place chocolate in a glass bowl. Heat cream over medium heat just until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and pour cream over chocolate; let rest two minutes, then whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Cool until ganache is thickened and has a spreadable consistency.

To Assemble the Cake: Cut the cake in half horizontally. Spread ganache on the bottom half. Carefully place the remaining cake on top of the filling. Frost the top and sides of the cake. Garnish as desired.

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Need more chocolate? Check out other recipes I’ve shared: The Chocolate.

What kind of chocolate have you been creating in your kitchen?
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