5 Ingredient Dessert – Chocolate Cake for Two

Looking for an easy dessert that you can make for you and your sweetheart? I’ve definitely got you covered with this 5 ingredient dessert chocolate cake for two!

5 ingredient chocolate cake in a jar, 5 ingredient dessert recipeWith Valentine’s day right around the corner, I thought it only fitting that this week’s Five Ingredient Friday is a rich and decadent dessert. There’s just something about chocolate desserts that makes them romantic.

5 ingredient chocolate cake for twoThis chocolate cake for two recipe is not only great because it makes dessert for just the two of you, but because it can be baked and served in a jar! And although the title “5 ingredient chocolate cake in a jar for two in a jar” is a little long, it totally applies. Cake and desserts in jars are always so fun!!

Making 5 ingredient chocolate cake for twoOk, soย lets talk jars, shall we? I happen to have some .5 liter Weck glass jars because I love the looks of them because they photograph really well, but they’re also really useful because they can be used when canning or making quick pickles (like these quick pickled vegetables I’ve been dying to make again!) I also have a bunch of 16oz Mason jarsย that I love using for smoothies (like for this 5 ingredient green power smoothie or this soothing shake).

5 Ingredient chocolate cake in a jarI have used both Weck and Mason jars for this recipe, both work great! Weck jars do tend to be a little bit more expensive and harder to find (one usually has to purchase them online, like here) whereas Mason jars are seemingly everywhere these days. Both can be used in this recipe, it’s a personal preference, and what you have around the house. If you have little springform pans (I would use 2 4-inch ones -like the ones I used in this coconut cream fruit tarts dessert) you could use those as well!

5 ingredient chocolate cake in a jarWhat do you do for Valentines day? Usually my hubby makes us steak for dinner, but the smell of cooking meat is a no go around my house these days because of being preggo, so instead of trying to cook at home, we’re going to one of our very favorite supper clubs (where they have this green goddess dip and relish tray I plan to eat all of) and I’ll more than likely be enjoying seafood, because that’s what i’m really digging right now. But for dessert? For dessert we will be having this 5 ingredient chocolate cake for two, it’s SO good.

5 ingredient dessert recipe, chocolate cake for two, chocolate cake in a jarThe chocolate cake is very rich, yet light at the same time. It’s sweet, but not to sweet, and when topped with berries and cream, it’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart. I know you’ll love it, and happy Valentines day to you!

5 Ingredient Dessert - Chocolate Cake for Two
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, plus ½ teaspoon for coating jars
  • ¼ cup raspberries (or any berries) for topping
  • ¼ cup cool whip (or whipped cream or ice cream) for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease 2 Weck or Mason jars with butter and set on cookie sheet.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer) beat eggs for 3-5 minutes, until doubled in size.
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate and butter in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate and butter is melted, mine took 1 minute. Be careful not to over-heat the chocolate, otherwise it will seize.
  5. Add chocolate into the egg mixture and beat for 1 minute, until well combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, and beat for another 30 seconds. Pour into prepared jars, batter should come up no more than ¾ the way of the jar (it will puff up when baking).
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, until top puffs up and the middle isn't giggly anymore. When baking the chocolate cake may rise from the bottom of the jar so that there's a little gap between the bottom of the jar and bottom of the cake.
  7. Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes (or until cooled completely). The cakes will deflate a little.
  8. Top with raspberries and cool whip and serve. These are good served warm or cold.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool, the tops will deflate.
Notes
For baking you can use either:
2, .5 Liter Weck Jars
2, 16 oz Mason Jars
2, 4 inch springform pans
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  • SUSAN CRAIG
    Reply

    My dogs are going to be my valentines this year since my husband will be out of town on business. Better luck next year!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Haha, that’s so cute that your dogs are going to be your valentines!! Happy Valentines day!

  • Erik
    Reply

    Nothing too crazy this year. Snuggle times with our 16 month old, a home cooked meal, and then an early bed. Simple, but perfect.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Awwww, snuggle time sounds so fun, we have a baby on the way so that’s what i’ll be doing this time next year ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have an amazing day!

  • Jill Turner
    Reply

    Dinner & a movie, but probably another night so it’s more intimate.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I love dinner and a movie nights, hope you have a wonderful valentines day!

  • elizabeth miller
    Reply

    Our Valentine’s Day plans are to pick up a bunch of seafood and make big seafood plates at home, kind of like Joe’s Crab Shack pots, and then watch a movie. With a father in law living with us from his stroke and an 11 yesr old, it’s pretty hard to get out much.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      The seafood dinner sounds super special, hope you have a fantastic valentines day!

  • Amy S.
    Reply

    We’re going to keep it low key and have heart shaped pizza and something chocolatey for dessert!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Awwww, that’s such an adorable menu, I love low key holidays ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Angie W
    Reply

    This looks tasty! My husband and I work opposite schedules on Valentine’s Day, so we aren’t celebrating the day of. Instead, we went to see the Batman Lego movie today for our semi-Valentine’s date.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      We saw the Batman Lego movie this weekend, it was so cute! I hope you have an awesome date night when your schedules line up ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alita Alexander
    Reply

    We’ll be making cookies with the kids help this year! Will be messy but fun!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Aww, that sounds like such a fun activity!

  • Little Cooking Tips
    Reply

    Yummy! We always like trying out chocolate cakes/mousse/brownies/muffins/etc.etc.etc.:):):) We don’t celebrate Valentine’s ourselves (it’s something that came to Greece in the 90s and we grew up without it in the 80s), but we can definitely appreciate such a delicious treat! Thanx so much sweetie!
    Sending you lots of love,
    Mirella and Panos

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Chocolate cakes/mousse/brownies are the best…chocolate everything ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for commenting!

  • Sarah
    Reply

    It’s like you read my mind for Valentine’s day this year… I need something decadent, but also fast and easy. Beautiful post!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much, hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  • Patty wright
    Reply

    I have been married for 41 years. When we dated he got my a Valentine’s Day card. Haven’t got one since. I love movies and would love to see one

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you for commenting, hope you get to see a movie soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jess
    Reply

    Perfect for Valentines Day! Yum! I hope you have a wonderful time out tonight. We will be staying home – it’s a school night. I’ll make a special dinner for us all to enjoy and a yummy dessert.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I know how hard it is for holidays to fall on school nights (or work nights). We went out early and were home by 7 lol! Hope you had a lovely day.

  • Reply

    This. Sounds. Amazing.
    Yum!

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