30 Minute Chocolate Cake For Two

By Eat More Chocolate Team    , ,   

June 11, 2015

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This gorgeous little cake takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish, and is perfect for two people. Or one, because who’s to judge!

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • 25 mins

    5 mins

    30 mins

  • Yields: 3 Small Cakes


In a small bowl, mix together all dry cake ingredients with a fork. Add in wet ingredients, stirring until combined. Heavily grease three large mugs* and evenly distribute batter into mugs (~1/2 cup of batter each).

Microwave each mug by itself for 1 minute on high. Remove from microwave and shake slightly to loosen cake from mug. Flip mug over onto parchment paper-lined plate or board. The cake should drop right out. Repeat with remaining mugs, then place into freezer for 5 minutes, or until the cakes cool to room temperature.

While the cakes are cooling, make the frosting. Combine all ingredients in a standing mixer and beat on high until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Remove cakes from freezer and frost the top of each layer before stacking. If using, shave dark chocolate over the top of the cake using a sharp knife.


For the cake

½ cup sugar

7 tablespoons all purpose flour

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 egg

¼ cup milk

2 tablespoons canola oil

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons water

For the frosting

4 tablespoons butter, room temperature

3 tablespoons cocoa

½ cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk

dark chocolate shavings (optional)