I know it’s still January and everyone is still clinging to their New Year’s resolution. But I need you to do something for me. I need you to do something for yourself. Put down the green smoothie. It’s National Chocolate Cake Day! Run, don’t walk, to the kitchen right now and make this cake. You will not regret it. Life is about balance.
I was scrolling through Facebook today when one of those sponsored ads came up. This one was for Blue Apron. Typically I ignore those things, but this one caught my eye. I was just thinking how I’d like to make a chocolate cake (did I mention it’s National Chocolate Cake Day?!) with my daughter. She’s three and can’t think of anything more amazing in her life than baking with her mom. I am aware this will change. But for now, I try to make the most of it. So I needed something easy and something that would not feed an army. For some strange reason my husband is totally oblivious to chocolate. He honestly could care less and I don’t understand it. Anyway, at just that moment the ad came across my newsfeed. It’s almost scary the way that happens. Oh Facebook, you are just too good. It was advertising a recipe for a Five Ingredient Molten Chocolate Cake.
Here are the reasons why I love this cake and need to share my love of this cake for the world:
- It’s chocolate.
- Just as the name implies, the center of the cake is like runny, gooey, warm chocolate goodness. I am a lick the bowl kind of girl. The middle of this cake is lick the bowl consistency.
- It makes two small servings so it’s really a one shot deal for you and someone you love. It won’t totally destroy your diet because there won’t be any left to eat again tomorrow. Now, if you make it again tomorrow then I can’t be held accountable for your actions.
- Toppings can be choose your own adventure. There’s no icing for this cake so you can eat it plain or get creative. We topped ours with Cool Whip, blueberries, and a handful of mini chocolate chips. Raspberries would be delicious. Or ice cream!
- It only has five ingredients. Yes, they are not the most amazingly healthy ingredients. However, I am a big supporter of butter and if you use high quality or even dark chocolate that could step it up a notch. As I said before, life is about balance. And if the occasional small homemade chocolate cake is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
- It takes five minutes to whip up the ingredients and twelve minutes to bake. Boom.
Here’s the link to the recipe. Thank me later. Or cuss me out because I ruined your sugar-free, grain-free, fun-free diet. Just know that I meant well and I’m only trying to share the love and support completely ridiculous made up national holidays.