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Chocolate cake for 2! – Jane’s Patisserie

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A deliciously straightforward chocolate cake for 2 with a easy chocolate sponge, chocolate ganache frosting and extra! 

This lovely bake is a ‘small batch’ cake that’s good for 2… sure, it serves 4 slices, so I don’t learn about you however I all the time need two slices of a cake only for myself so…


Valentines day is a kind of issues that I really feel form of not sure about lately… I really like the concept of a day about love, however I typically discover the issues you should buy for it are slightly overpriced and typically a bit mediocre… whereas, in case you make one thing do-it-yourself for it?! It’s wonderful. 

I all the time suppose do-it-yourself items for no matter time of 12 months are sensible, particularly if they’re edible. I’m all the time right here to provide scrumptious recipes appropriate for all types of events, and baking desserts is the important thing to a whole lot of peoples hearts. 

I all the time align valentines and chocolate collectively, so sorry in case you don’t… however this scrumptious chocolate cake for 2 is the perfect valentines deal with for you and a liked one (or perhaps a good friend!) 

Recipes for 2

Generally its actually exhausting to make a recipe match solely making two parts, and sure… like I’ve stated above, this technically makes 4 slices. Nonetheless, you’ll love the primary two slices a lot you want the opposite two as nicely, and it lasts a number of days – so it nonetheless works as a cake for 2. 

My microwave brownies and microwave cookies for 2 are straightforward recipes in order for you one thing fast inside 5 minutes, and even my cookie dough desserts are tremendous luxurious if you wish to go down the cookie route. 

This small batch chocolate cake for 2 is very easy and it’s good for valentines – one layer of chocolate cake heaven with an opulent chocolate ganache topping… what extra may you need?! 

Chocolate cake

I’ve a number of totally different chocolate cake variations on my weblog now, and I really like all of them.

I made a decision as a result of this cake actually does should be small that an oil primarily based sponge was finest as it might hold the moisture within the sponge, and be tremendous straightforward to combine up with out even needing a mixer or that a lot effort. 

It makes use of a mixture of self elevating flour AND baking powder for an excellent gentle texture, with cocoa powder for the chocolate base. I used gentle brown gentle sugar for a scrumptious flavour, after which egg, vanilla and oil for the ‘moist’ substances. I used vegetable oil, however sunflower oil works rather well, additionally. 


With regards to the topping, to verify it was nonetheless fairly luxurious due to the valentines theme, I went for a deliciously chocolatey chocolate ganache. It virtually appeared foolish to not! 

I needed to do a basic mixture of darkish chocolate and milk chocolate to have a steadiness of richness and sweetness – as it really works so nicely with the oil primarily based chocolate sponge beneath. 

I simply melted my darkish chocolate, milk chocolate and double cream collectively till clean after which poured and slathered it onto the cooled sponge. 

Ideas & Methods 

You may adorn your chocolate cake for 2 nevertheless you want, I simply went for some contemporary berries and freeze dried raspberries as a result of it seems to be fairly, and chocolate and strawberries are a valentines match made in heaven. 

I used a easy 6+ cake tin for this cake. 

The cake lasts for 2-3+ days at room temperature, or can freeze for 3+ months. 



  • 75 g self-raising flour
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 100 g gentle brown gentle sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 60 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 ml entire milk
  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc/160ºfan and line a 6″ spherical tin

  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, sugar and baking powder to a bowl and whisk collectively

  • Add the oil, egg, vanilla and milk and blend till clean

  • Pour into the tin, and bake for 25-28 minutes, or till baked. Go away to chill totally within the tin.

  • Add the darkish chocolate, milk chocolate and cream to a bowl and warmth on a low warmth within the microwave, stirring typically, till clean

  • Pour over the cooled cake rigorously and adorn with contemporary fruit or no matter you fancy

  • Let the ganache set barely for about half-hour after which ENJOY!

I used a easy 6+ cake tin for this cake. 
The cake lasts for 2-3+ days at room temperature, or can freeze for 3+ months. 



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