With my son away at college I'm in need of cake and other dessert recipes for two. Preferably those baked in a 8-inch square pan or 9-inch round pan. I'm a chocoholic but eating a 13x9 cake gets to be a little much, even for me. I also like apples, peaches and bananas if you have any recipes for two along that line. Many thanks!
This bakes in a 9 x 9 pan so you would have to adjust the cooking time for 8 x 8.
(It's wacky because you can mix it in the pan, but I prefer to mix it in a bowl first)
1 1/2 C flour
1 C sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
3 T cocoa powder
1 C cold water
6 T vegetable oil
1 T apple cider vinegar
1 t vanilla
(Of course--t is teaspoon and T is tablespoon)
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in oil, vinegar, vanilla and cold water. Mix until smooth. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Hope you like this!
Thanks, Mom2fur, for you fast response AND for making it chocolate!
You can make a cake in a larger pan and freeze what you don't need for the time being. Most cakes freeze nicely, even with frosting on them. My grandmother used to freeze cake slices all the time. We looked forward to Mamaw's frozen pieces of cake, after school or in the hot summertime. They can be thawed in a few minutes for when unexpected company drops in.
From one chocolate lover to another..You'll love this one. And you can't taste the dates,because of the chocolate...yum !!! It is sooooo good!
Great granny Vi
Chocolate Date Cake
1/2 lb. cut up dates + 1 teaspoon baking soda
Pour 1 cup boiling water over dates & soda - let stand
melt 1 cube butter or margarine (not whipped)
and pour over 1 cup white sugar
Beat 2 eggs and add to sugar mixture
Mix in 1-1/2 cups flour,a pinch of salt and 1 Tablespoon baking cocoa (I use Hersheys)
to mixture. Pour off water from dates for liquid and beat.
Add dates and mix in. Pour into greased and floured 11x13 pan. Chop 1 cup walnuts
and sprinkle over batter. Chop a JUMBO Hershey bar( with or without almonds ) and put on top of walnuts
Bake at 375* for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool in pan. cut like brownies. ENJOY !! Vi
Get a tall glass of cold milk and set in the garden and savor this one. (I always eat the first one warm.;)
Hi I make a regular yellow box cake mix only
with my twist. I grease and flour pan then I
drop chocolate chips in the pan BEFORE I place
batter on top. This way I can just sprinkle with
powdered sugar and not have to frost it.
I freeze half or one if I make it in two small spans.
I freeze in freezer bags or trusty tupperware.
Pillsbury has a whole new line of recipes specifically for two. This is the website for their valentine recipes for two lots of chocolate. http://www.pillsbury.com/theme.asp
This is my sister's favorite.
Chocolate Chip Cake
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanillla
2 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup hot water
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 bag chocolate chips (7 ounce bag)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Crean shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat. Melt chocolate in hot water, blend thoroughly. Cool slightly. Add to creamed mixture. Stir in sifted dry ingredients. Pour into greased 71/2X12 inch pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts on batter. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Spriinle with powdered sugar when cool.
make a white or yellow cake, let it cool
poke holes end of wooden spoon
pick a flavor jello that you like disolve it
in a cup and pour it into the holes place in fridge
when jello is set cover with whipped cream.
if want to have it special for independence day
make it a white 2 layer cake 1st layer with red jello
2nd layer with blue jello and the cream between
layers and all around.
I don't have a recipe for you but when I bake a regular 9x13 cake, I cut it into 3 sections and freeze two of them and my hubby and eat the other section. Be sure not to ice cake until you take it out of the freezer. This has saved us from wasting good cakes!
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