Life in General

National Chocolate Cake Day

It’s been a while since I blogged and, truthfully, it’s because I’m a little impulsive and can only write if something I feel passionate about strikes my heart and I feel compelled to share it.

Well, today, that happened…

I was just browsing Facebook when, all of the sudden, I saw someone say Happy National Chocolate Cake Day! Of course I’m excited but also skeptical so, before I dived into scouring the internet for chocolate cake recipes, I Googled it. According to Google, January 27 is indeed National Chocolate Cake Day!

Jumping up and down! Thankful for Caresse Crosby!

Although I’m not particularly partial to cake, I possess an extreme affinity for chocolate, especially when peanut butter is involved. Immediately, I began looking up chocolate cake recipes. I realized that this would completely crash my diet (I’ve lost 5 pounds since the beginning of the year), so I decided it was best to make a single-serving chocolate cake… and, as an additional measure towards healthiness, I’d share with my daughter, who was very enthusiastic about the entire endeavor.

Initially, upon remembering an amazing Coca-Cola Cake someone made for a potluck years ago, I searched for a recipe, but could not find one suitable for single-serving. (Although, I guess if I ate the entire cake myself, technically that would be a single-serving, right?)

With every passing minute that my internet search yielded nothing, my mouth yearned for chocolate. So, I finally went to my old fall back- my own recipe for Single-Serving Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake. It’s been a month since I masticated it’s fluffy richness, and, let me say, today my recipe did not disappoint my yearnings. It’s as creamy and rich as ever. My daughter agrees.

I hope you’ll put your New Year’s diet aside for a few minutes and join me in celebrating National Chocolate Cake Day.

Single-serving Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

1 T peanut butter
1 T butter
Pinch of salt
Few drops of vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 T sugar
1 T brown sugar
4 T flour 
2 T chocolate chips
1 T water
1 T oil

Melt butter and peanut butter in microwave about 45 seconds. Add remaining ingredients. Mix and microwave 1 minute. ***NOTE: You can substitute 1 egg yolk for the baking powder, water and oil, if desired.

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