Chocolate Cake For Two

Since it’s just me and my husband (for now) in our family, I’m always looking for small desserts.

This way, I won’t be eating brownies for 8 days straight. Not that I would mind that! ;-)

You see, this and this were begging me to be eaten.

Your wish is my command! That’s exactly what I used to cover this scrumptious little cake!

I told you I had something great planned for them! :)

It was perfectly sweet and chocolatly. The perfect balance of fruit to chocolate.

Plus, how could you say no to a cute little slice of cake like that!?!?

Just precious.

 

Make this cute little cake for two for the one you love this Valentine’s Day, birthday, or any day for that matter! ;-)

Show them that you care.

Make this cake.

Do it.

Now.

Chocolate Cake For Two

adapted from the big book of cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt (I used chobani)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water

How-To

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare two 6″ x 2″ round pan with cooking spray with flour. Set aside. I only had one pan so I filled one with half of the batter, baked, cooled, washed the pan, then baked the other half.
  3. In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl (or in your stand mixer), beat the butter and sugar on medium/high speed for about 45 seconds.
  5. Beat in the egg.
  6. Beat in the Greek yogurt and vanilla extract.
  7. On low, alternatively beat in the flour and water (1/3 of the mixtures at a time).
  8. Pour the batter evenly between the cake pans, about 1/2 – 3/4 full.
  9. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cakes to cool for 5 minutes in the pan before removing and putting on a cooling rack.
  11. Once cool, cover with icing and decorate as desired.

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32 comments

  1. this cake is TOO CUTE!! i make 6-inch cakes all the time and they are the perfect size for just a few servings. although, i wouldn’t want an entire 6-inch cake in the house (i’d be the only one eating it) i wouldn’t mind making it to share with loved ones :)

  2. what perfect timing! I was just thinking this morning that I wanted to re-create the top tier of my wedding cake for my husbands and my anniversary! This is very similar to one of our cakes! I can’t wait to try it and surprise him!!

  3. Oh my gosh. This cake is so incredibly beautiful. And about the design… that’s almost always how I decorate my cakes! The same exact swirly thing and some dots.

    And I made pretty much the same thing for Valentine’s last year! A 6-inch whole grain chocolate cake (the one on the Hershey’s container) and it was just perfect. And your ganache pouring was PERFECT. Wow. I’m in awe. I’m so excited about your cake! It’s just amazing. :)

  4. Cute!! Actually it’s only cute because it’s small, it’s actually very beautiful! I love how you decorated it, it looks amazing. I really need to get myself some small cake pans – I might actually make cake more often that way!

    1. It’s actually not ganache, but the recipe for ganache that I always follow is just equal parts heavy cream and good quality dark chocolate chips. Bring the heavy cream to just before a boil, remove from heat, add in the chocolate, let sit for 5 minutes, stir and pour! :-D

  5. This cake is so beautiful and I wanted to try and make something similar for my friends birthday. I love the idea of the frosting and then chocolate covering. I know you posted earlier the outer chocolate frosting wasn’t ganache so what was wondering what is was. And did you have a recipe? It just made the cake look incredibly clean.

    1. Thank you Lisa! It’s actually a chocolate fondant that I bought from the cake store. You can get it at most cake supply stores or even Walmart or online. Happy baking! :-)

  6. Looks delish! I want to make it for someones birthday! I like the smooth ganache look! May I have your poured ganache recipe? Thanks for posting! :)

    1. Actually this is chocolate fondant on this cake! I bought it at my local baking supply store, but you can also get it on Amazon. :D Happy Baking!

  7. I made this for my birthday yesterday and it was terrific! Thank you – it is SOOOO nice to find a smaller sized cake to make for just the two of us. I used Trader Joe’s version of the Hersey’s Special Dark since I had it on hand, but I think next time I will hunt down the recommended as I would have liked a richer chocolate flavor. I had a bit of trouble too, once I cut it the top layer wouldn’t stay put (so I used kebob sticks) but I think that was just because my frosting was a little too thin. Anyway, I will keep and make again, thank you!

    1. I’m so glad you made it and liked it Becca! Happy Belated Birthday! :D You never can go wrong with more dark chocolate! :D

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