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single serving chocolate cake // www.heynutritionlady.com

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


  • 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**


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F /190°C.
  • Butter and flour a small ramekin.
  • 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.
  • Add the sugar to the melted chocolate mixture and whisk to incorporate.
  • Add the egg to the melted chocolate mixture and whisk to combine well.
  • Add the pinch of salt and flour and stir until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared ramekin and place in the oven.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Using oven mitts, carefully invert the cake onto a plate. The cake should be warm, and gooey, very slightly underdone.
  • Have at it!


*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.