Mini chocolate cake for two; perfect for celebrating anniversaries, date night, or just because: chocolate.
The last time I made this mini chocolate cake for two, we ate it in the car on the way to dinner. And if I remember correctly, we had burgers and fries.
It’s not that this cake is ‘light’ or ‘not too sweet’ or whatever it is that people say about dessert to make them feel less badly about eating it. It’s a solid, rich chocolate cake.
The cake has a crumb that is one notch closer to pound cake than boxed cake mix, which I love. The ganache on top is my obsession. I almost never remember to put butter on the counter to soften for cake frosting, and a 2-minute chocolate ganache solves that problem.
The pomegranate seeds are just, well, pretty. And crunchy. And tart. And very welcome.
It’s just that, I always have room for dessert, even if it’s at the beginning of a meal. As it turns out, my grandma was wrong: eating dessert before dinner does not spoil your appetite. Just like how going to bed with wet hair won’t give you pneumonia. (She always said that).
I’m going to help you out with all of your Valentine’s Day dessert for two needs, but first: you’re going to need a 6″ cake pan. They’re adorable. And once you buy one, you can make allllll of my small cake recipes. (Plus, I even use it to make a small batch of fudge, too!).
When you bake small desserts, you can have more desserts in your life. <–I think I’m going to run for office on that slogan.
If you’re looking for something even fancier, can I suggest my chocolate mousse cake?
And to win the votes, I’m going to let you put your face under that cup of warm, melted chocolate. Sound good? Quick note: You want this exact –> 6″ cake pan with the 2″ sides, not 3″ sides.
The folks at The Hershey Company asked me to make a quick little video about this cake, since the recipe is based on their ‘Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake’ recipe on the back of their cocoa can. So, I channeled Giada, put on a hot pink shirt, matching lipstick (is it ok to match your lipstick to your shirt? I have no idea), and baked you a cake! Enjoy :)
For the cake:
For the ganache:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2127Total Fat: 138gSaturated Fat: 47gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 725mgCarbohydrates: 190gSugar: 119gProtein: 22g