I need cake recipes for only 2-4 servings, especially chocolate. Regular cakes are just too big for the 2 of us and we don't need the calories. Thank you.
By Jeane from Mesquite, TX
Try the 5 minute cake!
4 tbsp flour
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
1 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla or almond extract
1. Add flour, sugar and cocoa to 4-cup or larger Pyrex
measuring cup, mix well.
2. Add egg and mix some more.
3. Pour in milk and oil and mix well.
4. Add chocolate chips and vanilla. Mix again.
5. Put mug into the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but that's OK!
It won't make a mess in the microwave, and it will shrink
as it cools.
6. Allow to cool, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
That's enough for one adolescent or two seniors.
Type of flour is not critical, even rye flour works fine.
Instead of chocolate chips you can use pre-soaked raisins
or pre-soaked dried apple, apricot, even chopped
I usually use water instead of milk, and it still turns out
fine. It's a very flexible recipe.
You don't need a mixer. A fork works fine.
Here is a "cooking for 2" link by Pillsbury with dessert recipes for 2, but I really like the mug idea that was listed above! I am fixing to check that out now! Anyway, here is the link I was telling you about.
hungrygirl.com usually has loads of individual recipes...here is one: http://www.hungry-girl.com/chew/chewdetails.php?isid=1660
If using a cake mix, make two small pans and then freeze one, eat the other. Or make one cake and with the remaining make cupcakes and freeze. If making homemade, cut in half and freeze the rest.
Freeze by first wrapping in plastic wrap and then tightly wrap in aluminum foil. I use this method and it works fine. Let thaw in refrigerator. Also, if the portion you are freezing is small, use a plastic bag, making sure to remove the excessive air, and then wrap in foil.
Thank you so much everyone. I have printed off the recipes & ideas. I'd never heard of Hungry Girl & didn't know that Pillsbury had a special site for small servings. I did know that y'all would come through. Thanks again. Jeane