Chocolate cake for 2! – Jane’s Patisserie

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

This stunning bake is a ‘small batch’ cake that’s good for 2… sure, it serves 4 slices, so I don’t find out 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 type of uncertain about nowadays… I really like the concept of a day about love, however I usually discover the issues you should buy for it are quite overpriced and generally a bit mediocre… whereas, for those who make one thing selfmade for it?! It’s superb. 

I all the time suppose selfmade items for no matter time of 12 months are good, 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 variety of peoples hearts. 

I all the time align valentines and chocolate collectively, so sorry for those who don’t… however this scrumptious chocolate cake for 2 is the best valentines deal with for you and a beloved one (or perhaps a pal!) 

Recipes for 2

Typically its actually laborious to make a recipe match solely making two parts, and sure… like I’ve stated above, this technically makes 4 slices. Nevertheless, you’ll love the primary two slices a lot you want the opposite two as properly, 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 simple recipes if you would like 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 need to be small that an oil primarily based sponge was finest as it might hold the moisture within the sponge, and be tremendous simple 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 a brilliant mild texture, with cocoa powder for the chocolate base. I used mild brown mushy sugar for a scrumptious flavour, after which egg, vanilla and oil for the ‘moist’ elements. I used vegetable oil, however sunflower oil works rather well, additionally. 


In the case of 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 traditional mixture of darkish chocolate and milk chocolate to have a steadiness of richness and sweetness – as it really works so properly with the oil primarily based chocolate sponge beneath. 

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

Suggestions & Tips 

You’ll be able to enhance 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 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 mild brown mushy sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 60 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 ml complete 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 easy

  • 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 usually, till easy

  • Pour over the cooled cake rigorously and enhance 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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