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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for One. Happy 4th Birthday Picky Palate!

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Thank you for all of your sweet congrats, I must say I am a bit embarrassed, I was so sure I had been blogging for 5 years that I never bothered to really check. I did go back and check and have been blogging for 4 years, not 5. Thanks!!

Someone is turning 4 years old this month….can you guess who? Picky Palate, yay!

Boy, does time fly. I remember the very first night I started Picky Palate on blogspot not having the foggiest idea what I was doing or what the future would hold for me. If someone would have told me I would have a cookbook in the works 4 years ago, I would have never believed it.

It’s funny how life takes you in unexpected directions. I am so grateful to be able to write this website for all of you, it is truly my dream job.

Ok, enough of the sappy stuff, can we talk about this fun little cake…for one? I love individual servings and this tiny cake is peanut buttery chocolatey delicious 🙂  Let’s take a look.

Start with the dry ingredients. Flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

Add your oil, vanilla….

…egg and

melt your chocolate chips and…

add to the bowl.

Give it all a good mix.

Ahhh, perfect!

To bake the little cake, I used an empty 12.5 ounce can of Chunk Chicken Breast from Costco. Remove the paper wrapper, wash and dry.

Pour the cake batter into your prepared can, and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Loosen edges with a knife, let cool for 10 minutes then remove from can 🙂

Once cooled cut cake in half lengthwise.

Time to whip up the peanut butter frosting layer. A little peanut butter, powdered sugar and splash of milk.

Spread peanut butter layer over bottom cake.

Place second cake on top. How cute!

Whip up the chocolate buttercream. Butter, melted chocolate and powdered sugar….Yum!


Place frosting on top and frost evenly. Top with your favorite sprinkles and….

Tada! Love this cute little cake. Happy Birthday Picky Palate!




Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for One

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 large egg

2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon milk

1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spry 12.5 ounce can with non stick cooking spray.

2. Place flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, baking soda, egg, oil and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals until smooth. Pour into bowl and mix all ingredients until well combined.

3. Pour batter into prepared can and bake for 25-30 minutes or until baked through. Remove and loosen edges with a knife. Let cool for 10 minutes then remove from can by flipping over firmly. Let cool completely then cut in half lengthwise.

4. Place peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk into a small bowl and mix until smooth. Spread over bottom cake and place second cake on top.

5. Place chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl and melt in 30 second intervals until smooth. Place butter and powdered sugar in small bowl, mixing to combine and add melted chocolate, mixing until combined. Spread evenly over cake and top with sprinkles.

Makes 1 serving…unless you wanna share 🙂


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  1. 1

    Omg what a sweet post! I actually almost started crying with your opening lines because I am truly so, so, so very happy for anyone and everyone I know who is doing what they love and that blogging was the jumpstart.

    Your recipes, your cookbook, your blog, your photography…Jenny, you should be soooo proud of yourself! I wish I could give you a big hug!

    Or snag a bite of that cake. Spectacular photography! Love the sprinkles 🙂

  2. 2
    Kathryn says:

    Congratulations Jenny! You have such a great blog here and you can be so proud of everything that you’ve achieved! I can’t wait to see the cookbook 🙂

  3. 3
    Amy K says:

    That is such a cute little cake! Congratulations on 5 years of Picky Palate…Happy Birthday!

  4. 4

    Adorable and delicious! Congrats! (PS- as I was reading through, I saw the chicken can and thought you used chicken in this… I was soooo confused! 😉 )

    • 4.1
      ca3ds says:

      какого хрена ур говоря положить несколько шариков и лизать его хорошо озлобленным

  5. 5
    libbywilko says:

    Wow Happy 5 years, Congratulations!

    Love your blog… each day I can’t wait to see if you have any new posts.

    It’s wonderful to see someone who is following their passion and has found their dream job too.

    Best wishes with the cookbook.

  6. 6

    Adorable! Congrats on 5 years Jenny! 🙂

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  8. 8
    Heather says:

    That cake looks soooo good! I’ll have a to save a couple cans so I can make it. 🙂

  9. 9
    Clare says:

    ohmigawsh this is WAY TOO CUTE. ahh I love it!

  10. 10
    Beth says:

    Congrats on 5 years. what a sweet little cake. love it!! (:

  11. 11

    Congrats and Happy Birthday! Share. HA! That’s funny!

  12. 12

    Happy birthday to your blog! Love this cake and what a genius idea to use those cans to bake it!

  13. 13
    Maria says:

    Happy Birthday to your fabulous blog! Cake is always a great way to celebrate:)

  14. 14
    jenna says:

    happy 5th bday! 🙂 what an adorable cake. that’s a great idea to use old cans for the mold!

  15. 15
    MandaKay says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Congrats!!! So stinkin’ adorable for the cake – LOVE it! gotta try it!

  16. 16
    Liz says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! What a cute little cake!

  17. 17

    That IS a cute cake! Happy birthday!

  18. 18
    sooyoung says:

    happy birthday! this looks amazing! i love the idea of baking a mini cake in a can. my sister and i made your pumpkin chocolate cake with pumpkin buttercream this weekend and it was unbelievable!

  19. 19

    This is absolutely adorable! Happy Birthday! What an accomplishment 🙂 Hope you have a great one!

  20. 20
    Kristal says:

    What a great idea to use chicken cans for baking! So much better than an easy bake cake! I will be trying this one.

    Happy Birthday!

  21. 21
    Erin says:

    Cake doesn’t stand a chance in front of me. No way I would share! Happy 5th birthday to your blog!

  22. 22
    Sue says:

    That is just TOO CUTE! Yummy too:)

  23. 23

    Such an adorable little cake! Happy Birthday to your blog! 🙂 Love the last photo–too fun 🙂

  24. 24
    Victoria V says:

    Congratulations on 5 years!! I can’t wait for your cookbook! That little cake is so adorable!

  25. 25
    Amy says:

    Happy Birthday!!! The little cake is perfect.

  26. 26

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday to a fabulous blog and blogger!

  27. 27
    Donna Magrini says:

    Happy birthday! I am soooo glad I found your blog!! Made my life a little yummier….thanks Jenny!!

  28. 28
    Kay says:

    Happy 5th birthday! The cake is so cute!

  29. 29
    Traci says:

    Happy Birthday! Would’ve never thought to have made a cake inside a chicken can! 🙂 Great idea!

  30. 30

    I hate making a huge cake for my little family of 3! This is perfect! Happy Birthday Picky Palate! Woot!

  31. 31

    Happy Birthday, Picky Palate! So relieved that chicken didn’t make its way into the cake. Phew! 😉

  32. 32
    Becky O. says:

    Yay! Happy Birthday. Thanks for 5 wonderful years of fabulous recipes. Your blog and talent has been such a great resource for meal time and beyond!

  33. 33
    Loni H says:

    So cute! It reminds me of the little easy bake oven cakes I used to make– only MUCH cuter 🙂 Congrats!

  34. 34

    What a CUTE cake! 5 years, wow that is so GREAT!!!

  35. 35

    Wow Jenny! Happy Birthday to Picky Palate! Five years seems like forever- I can only imagine how much work has gone into five years of this blog- thanks for all of it. I love this blog. 🙂


  36. 36
    Julia says:

    Happy Blog Birthday Jenny!!!! So exciting! Ok really, this cake is freaking adorable, love it!

  37. 37
    Thesha says:

    What a fun little cake. Congrats on your five years, I love your blog!

  38. 38
    Esi says:

    Happy birthday to Picky Palate 🙂 Love that little cake!

  39. 39
    conna says:

    Happy Birthday to Picky Palate.

    Thanks for being here posting for us !!!!

    Love your blog.

    Keep up the good work !


  40. 40
    Benthe says:

    Congratulations! I love your site so hopefully lots of years coming up! And I love these cute individual cakes, they would be perfect for a high tea.

  41. 41

    Happy 5th blogiversary! Amazing, congratulations. Cute cake and I love the last photo!

  42. 42
    Jennifer says:

    Congrats….I love your website! At first I freaked out a bit when I saw the canned chicken until I began reading it. HAHA

  43. 43

    Happy birthday Picky Palate! Congratulations! Love your blog and the cake looks amazing. Gotta get me some peanut butter frosting now! I made a bowl last week and have been eating it off by the spoonfuls!

  44. 44
    Galaxia says:

    How do you stay so slim? This food looks delicious!

  45. 45
    Erika says:

    Congrats and Happy Birthday! These are adorable and look sooo delicious! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  46. 46
    Tricia C says:

    That is just the cutest thing ever! My birthday is on Thursday so I might just have to make this for myself! LOL

  47. 47
    Anne says:

    OMG – adorable!!! Thanks for sharing. You’re so talented!

  48. 48
    Terry says:

    Congratulations on 5 years!! Love your blog and can’t wait for the cookbook!!!!

  49. 49

    Congrats on 5 years! I have enjoyed all your recipes, stories and adventures over the years. Look forward to your cookbook and many more years of Picky Palate! PS: Using the little chicken can is a perfect little cake mold. What a great idea! This little cake is too cute!

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    Irishbaker says:

    That’s a seriously clever idea and one I never thought of,I’ll definitely be trying this out at some stage !:)

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