Don’t have the time to make a big cake for a celebration? Make this mini chocolate cake for two people to share together. Check out the gluten free variations to make sure that everyone can be included in the fun!
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Celebrating is what life is all about. If there is one thing that people are good at it’s having a good time and finding any excuse to celebrate.
A celebration without cake is just another boring meeting.
Maybe someone isn’t a huge sweets fan. Or perhaps you’ve had a crazy busy day and just don’t have time to bake a giant creation. Whatever your reasoning, you can still easily celebrate with this mini chocolate cake.
Mini Chocolate Cake Recipe
Of course if you want a cake that’s super quick and un-sharable, you’ll want to check out this Funfetti Mug Cake recipe. It’s ready in 5 minutes and is perfect to keep all to yourself.
Mini Chocolate Cake Hacks
If you don’t have a 4″ cake pan, don’t freak! You can use a smaller glass tupperware or something similar. You may need to bake your cake a little longer with a glass container but it’ll still work.
Improvisation is sometimes necessary with baking. Never let something like not having the right pan you stop you from creating delicious greatness!
Add a teaspoon of instant espresso powder for extra flavor and a fancier cake. If you don’t like coffee (I feel you – we coffee haters are rare beings) add a teaspoon of cinnamon for that same fancy effect.
Also check out this super awesome post to upgrade your desserts to make them extra fancy with ease.
Mini Chocolate Cake
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 2½ tbsp granulated sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup flour
- 1½ tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp butter unsalted, melted
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp boiling water
- 1 egg
- Preheat your oven or toaster to 350°F/175°C. Grease a 4" cake pan and set aside.
- Combine your melted butter and granulated sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add your vanilla and milk and stir until combined. Add your egg and mix. Then add your dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Pour the batter into your pan and bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Allow your cake to cool and then decorate with a small batch of chocolate buttercream, sprinkles, and whatever else your little heart desires.
Easy Gluten Free Variation
I’ve made this cake several times now gluten free because I don’t want that one gluten free friend to miss out on cake even though they have to miss out on the main one. It’s a nice way to be inclusive and show them that you care.
Replace the all-purpose flour with your preferred brand of gf flour and add 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup. This will keep your flour from getting dry and ensuring it remains super tasty.
Egg Free Variation
Simply replace the egg with 1/3 cup of applesauce or 3 tbsp of aquafaba (chickpea liquid). Boom. No eggs required.
Aquafaba is the closest vegan substitution to eggs and using this will give you the closest result to actual egg. Seriously, even I’m impressed with it.
Don’t know what on earth to do with the chickpeas? Check out this Chocolate Hummus from Joy Food Sunshine. It’s a delicious way to enjoy dessert the healthy way!
The final Product…
If you’ve been reading The Fulfillment Pill for a while, you’ll know that we occasionally *often* have quite the potty mouths. That’s just who we are and we choose to embrace it. (Which, c’mon, we should all embrace who we are. The world would be a much more fun place that way).
Anywho, while I was making this cake, I got a text from one of my good friends informing me that her trash boyfriend and her were FINALLY through. So we took a detour with the decorating and it became the perfect break up cake.
No matter your reason, this mini chocolate cake is an awesome recipe to have for a variety of reasons. Celebrate with cake even if that cake needs to be a mini one.
This cake can literally be for ANYTHING as you can tell from mine becoming a breakup cake.
Sharing is caring! Do you know someone that would love this mini chocolate cake? Why not share it with them? They’ll appreciate it and maybe they’ll even make you one too!
See you soon, friend!