single serving chocolate cake //

single serving chocolate cake

A warm and gooey single serving chocolate cake.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Katie Trant


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 45 g good quality dark chocolate I use 70%, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp coconut sugar*
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp whole wheat pastry flour**


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F /190°C.
  2. Butter and flour a small ramekin.
  3. Place the butter and dark chocolate in a microwave-proof bowl and microwave in short bursts to melt. (Alternately you can do this over a double boiler, but I find that creates extra bowls I don't want to deal with.) Stir to combine.
  4. Add the sugar to the melted chocolate mixture and whisk to incorporate.
  5. Add the egg to the melted chocolate mixture and whisk to combine well.
  6. Add the pinch of salt and flour and stir until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared ramekin and place in the oven.
  8. Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on how gooey you want your cake to be. The less time in the oven, the more gooey the cake will be.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cook for about 2 minutes.
  10. Using oven mitts, carefully invert the cake onto a plate. The cake should be warm, and gooey, very slightly underdone.
  11. Have at it!

Recipe Notes

*I've used granulated sugar, brown sugar, sucanat, and coconut sugar all with good results.
**I've used all purpose flour, whole wheat pastry flour, and buckwheat flour all with good results.
-This cake is intended for immediate consumption
-If you remove it from the oven and its's a little too gooey for your tastes but you've already removed it from the ramekin, simply pop it in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
-You can probably entirely cook this cake in the microwave, but I've never tried it.