Chocolate Cake for Two with Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

 

This little chocolate cake is just enough for two people and would be perfect to serve when it is just the two of you for Valentine's Day, date night, or some other special occasion when you want to celebrate with a delicious chocolate cake, but don't want the fuss (and leftovers) of a whole chocolate cake.

I will admit, I am not a huge cake fan.  I think the reason is I am not a huge fan of frosting. So, this cake, with its lightly sweetened and airy chocolate whipped cream frosting is just about right for me.  The cake is tender, moist, and full of chocolate flavor, while the whipped cream topping is the perfect accompaniment.  Topped off with some chocolate shavings, it is the cutest and most delicious little dessert for two chocolate lovers.  I think it would be delicious topped with a few fresh strawberries or raspberries too, if you have them on hand.

Be sure to scroll past the recipe for a quick tutorial (with pictures), on how I make this cake.


Now, for the tutorial . . .

Prep your pan by buttering and flouring the sides and putting a parchment round in the bottom.  If you want to spray the sides, that is probably ok, because you can run a knife around the edge of the pan before turning the cake out, but I would not skip using the parchment round.  You need to make sure this cake comes out clean as a whistle.  I will add some affiliate links to parchment rounds and my favorite parchment sheets at the end of the tutorial.

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.

Whisk together the wet ingredients.  I used my liquid measuring cup, but you can also use a small bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.  Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Watch this carefully and do not overbake!

Cool completely!  Then turn the cake out of the pan and remove the parchment.

Carefully cut out three rounds with a cutter.  I used the largest cutter from my biscuit cutter set.  I will include an affiliate link, after the tutorial, for the set I have and love.


Assemble the cake by stacking the three layers with whipped cream in between each layer and on top.

*If you are going to be eating this cake right after assembling, you do not need to stabilize the whipped cream and in my opinion, it will look a little prettier and taste a tiny bit better.  I needed to refrigerate my cake after assembling, so I stabilized the whipped cream so it would hold up in the refrigerator.

Use a vegetable peeler to peel chocolate shavings from a chocolate bar onto the top of the cake. I also think it would be yummy and so pretty to top with fresh raspberries or strawberries.

Because of the cream topping, I would eat the cake within an hour or refrigerate until ready to eat.  I think it is best if it has had a chance to warm up just a bit before eating.  So, I would recommend removing the cake from the fridge about 15-20 minutes before serving.

Here are the *affiliate links I promised:

Parchment Rounds

Or you can cut the rounds from the sheets that I use for almost everything I bake.

Parchment Paper Sheets

This is the Cutter Set that I used for this cake.  I love it and use it often.

Norpro Deluxe 7-Piece Cutter Set


This chocolate cake for two is easier than it looks and is so perfect for when you want a chocolate cake, but not a lot of leftovers.  I hope you enjoy it!