Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for One

This Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake is adorable! It’s a lot of fun to make, and it’s the perfect cake to surprise a friend with on their birthday!

Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Cake

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.

How to Make This Tiny Cake

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!



Image of My Son Tasting My Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake for One

This Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake is adorable! It's a lot of fun to make, and it's the perfect cake to surprise a friend with on their birthday!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 2291kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Oven


  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


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


Calories: 2291kcal | Carbohydrates: 227g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 146g | Saturated Fat: 60g | Cholesterol: 291mg | Sodium: 1280mg | Potassium: 1066mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 177g | Vitamin A: 1657IU | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 10mg
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104 Responses
  1. Julia

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

  2. Miriam @ Overtime Cook

    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. 🙂


  3. Loni H

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

  4. Becky O.

    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!

  5. carly {carlyklock}

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

  6. Lauren from Lauren's Latest

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

  7. Traci

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

  8. Donna Magrini

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

  9. Victoria V

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

  10. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray

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

  11. Erin

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

  12. Kristal

    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!

  13. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

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

  14. sooyoung

    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!

  15. MandaKay

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

  16. jenna

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

  17. Lauren at Keep It Sweet

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

  18. libbywilko

    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.

  19. Blog is the New Black

    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! 😉 )

    1. ca3ds

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

  20. Amy K

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

  21. Kathryn

    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 🙂

  22. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    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 🙂

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