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 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
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

    Congrats and Happy 5th Birthday to Picky-Palate! Your recipes are fantastic, I can’t wait for your cookbook to come out 🙂

  2. Puja

    5 years! That’s almost older than the Internets. Also, this will teach me not to casually scroll through posts to peruse the pictures: I thought this cake recipe included chicken! Tricky, tricky…

  3. Tracy R

    Congratulations and Happy 5th Birthday! I just started reading your blog and have throughly enjoyed all of your posts. I am especially loving all the mini desserts; as I am a single person, and making regular sized desserts is just too much. Love all the step by step pics too. 🙂

  4. jules p

    Happy Happy Birthday! And I am glad that you are writing this great blog/fulfilling your dream too!

    I love love love the idea of the can for your cake pan. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Dana B

    Happy birthday picky palate!!! cute cake!!! Congrats to you Jenny; what an accomplishment!!!

  6. Kathleen Richardson

    Congratulations on your 5th birthday. Quite an accomplishment! And what a way to celebrate. I’ll have a 5-month anniversary in February for my food blog and I don’t want to wait five years, so I’m definitely checking back for this recipe in 2012!

  7. Brittany from CountingMyCupcakes

    LOVE the idea of using the tin can to bake with!! I am stealing that idea. And that tiny little piece of the cake is absolutely adorable.

  8. Amye Kelly

    Picky Palate was the first food blog I started reading about 2 years ago. You opened up my eyes to the world of food blogging. Although I haven’t started my own, I am an avid reader of many food blogs now. I love cooking for my family and friends, and you have helped me to take it up a notch. Thank you. And, congrats on the milestone! Many more…

  9. Melissa Mack

    OMG!!! I couldn’t tell how small it was until I read the post.
    Adorable!!!! Absolutely adorable. I’m making one… or two… or ten….
    and a lot of chicken salad!!!!!

  10. Aimee @ Simple Bites

    Congratulations, dear Jenny! Five years is EPIC. Can’t wait for the next five. xox

  11. Amanda

    It looks delicious!! It’s so tiny and cute! 🙂 Happy Birthday Picky Palate, I’m so glad you started this blog and that we were lucky enough to meet through it!! Lots of love, sweet friend! xoxoxo

  12. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}

    I am loving that cake, especially the fact that it is just for one! Happy Birthday, PP and congrats on all your success! xoxo

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  14. Irishbaker

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

  15. Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

    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!

  16. Tricia C

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

  17. Erika

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

  18. Jen @ Chocotuile

    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!

  19. Jennifer

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

  20. Susie Bee on Maui

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

  21. Benthe

    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.

  22. conna

    Happy Birthday to Picky Palate.

    Thanks for being here posting for us !!!!

    Love your blog.

    Keep up the good work !


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