Deep Chocolate Gateau

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This Deep Chocolate Gateau is the perfect chocolate cake recipe for two. Because there is no flour in the recipe, this cake has more of a fudgy texture to it than cakey.

chocolate cake recipe for two

Chocolate Cake Recipe for Two

This is the perfect chocolate cake recipe for two people.  It makes just a small square of a cake.  If you’re not looking for leftovers, this is a nice dessert for just the two of you.

chocolate cake batter in a loaf pan

If you have a loaf pan, you can make this recipe. See how much batter is in there? Yep, that’s right…. just a tiny bit. In fact, the baked cake will only be about a half-inch high! Once baked, you’re going to cut it in half and make it a little two-layer, square cake.

chocolate cake recipe for two with chocolate ganache

A honey-almond flavored ganache is used between layers, and it spills over the top and sides as well.

chocolate cake recipe for two

Slap some almonds on the sides and the top and you’ve got yourself a pretty, gourmet-looking, EASY dessert.

This recipe for Deep Chocolate Gateau comes from an oooooold Bon Appetit magazine. We’re talking 80’s people! So old that the recipe isn’t even on their site anymore. It should be though… it’s that good. This is a reason why you should be happy that you have those old magazines just sitting around taking up space. They’re occasionally worthwhile.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe for Two

It’s hard to find a gluten free chocolate cake recipe that is delicious, but to find a gluten free chocolate cake recipe for two is an even better find.  If you’re the only one who is gluten free and you need a gluten free chocolate cake, this is the perfect solution.  You can eat a slice now, and save the other half for tomorrow!

Deep Chocolate Gateau Cake Recipe for Two

This dessert recipe is designed for two!
Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time:25 minutes

Cook Time:30 minutes



  • 2 1/2 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • pinch of salt


  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 drop almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon + sliced almonds, toasted
  1. Prepare the cake: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Butter or spray a 9x5-inch metal loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Butter or spray the parchment.
  2. Combine the chocolate and butter in a heavy, small saucepan. Stir over low heat until melted. Cool slightly. Whisk the sugar, honey and egg to blend in a medium bowl. Stir in the chocolate mixture, almonds, vanilla, almond extract and salt. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. (Cake will only be about 1/2-inch high.) Cool 10 minutes in the pan. Turn out onto a rack; carefully peel off the parchment. Cool completely.
  3. Prepare the glaze: Bring the cream to boil in a heavy, small saucepan. Remove from heat; add the chocolate and stir until melted. Mix in the honey and almond extract. Let cool for a few minutes.
  4. Cut the cake in half to make two equal squares. Place 1 half on a rack with a piece of foil placed underneath. Spread with about 3 tablespoons glaze. Top with the second half of the cake. Pour the glaze on top of the cake and gently push the glaze to the edges and spread onto the sides. Let the chocolate drip off the sides of the cake. If you need more glaze, scoop up the chocolate that puddles onto the foil. You should have plenty.
  5. Press the sliced almonds decoratively into the sides of the cake. Draw the tip of a knife across top of cake from 1 corner to the opposite corner. Sprinkle toasted, chopped almonds over top of cake, covering 1 triangle only. Gently transfer to a clean plate and chill until set.
  • This cake may be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
  • If you are preparing this cake as gluten-free, just be sure to use brands of chocolate, honey and extracts that are known to be GF.
SOURCE: (Adapted from an older issue of Bon Appetit)
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