The best single serving grain-free chocolate cake

by purelytwins

Quick and easy last minute Valentine’s Day dessert that’s healthy and serves one – Single serving chocolate grain-free cake with 2 ingredient dairy-free raspberry frosting.


We are excited to share this recipe for a single serving, grain-free chocolate cake that we have been working on for you.

We are on a mission to create more grain-free recipes for you.  Some containing plantains and some without as we have been asked by so many of you. Even though we love using nut and coconut flour in recipes, and you are used to seeing them in every grain-free recipe out there — we like to experiment with other flours.

There are so many new ones popping up on the food market like sweet potato flour, chestnut flour, yucca flour, plantain flour (or whole plantains like we do) and tigernut flour.

Check out more chocolate cake recipes here.


Single serving chocolate cake with 2 ingredient coconut raspberry frosting !

With Valentine’s Day just 2 days away. (Crazy!)

Lori and I were discussing recipes and I thought of this one. Since I am single and love cake I wanted something a little special just for me. 

These are what we are calling our emergency cake  for one. 

For those moments in life when you need a slice of cake but don’t want to make a whole one. Now you can quickly mix up this chocolate cake as it’s made from just 6 simple ingredients.  And as we were going over the recipe we first thought of a plantain (naturally) to use.

This cake recipe is low in sugar–we didn’t add any sugar. We relied on the sweetness of the ripe plantain to be the sugar. Plus, we topped it with a super creamy and rich raspberry coconut frosting. This frosting is so easy to whip up in a hurry. Feel free to top your individual cakes with any topping of your liking!

We have been sharing lots of yummy chocolate recipes these past few weeks.
Let’s continue the love of chocolate this time of year! Are you with us?  
We would never turn down a good homemade cake!



We are so excited to be sharing this recipe with you!  

Not only is the chocolate cake healthy but it’s cute too!

Just look at it?

Cute, right?

You would never know this cake was made from a plantain!

6 ingredient single serving chocolate cake with 2 ingredient raspberry frosting


Tigernut flour worked perfect to replace the plantain!

This will become your new favorite way to make a cake! And it’s made for ONE!  Even better.

Both of these cake recipes are super simple and they don’t require many ingredients!!!

Only 6 simple ingredients needed. Most of them you probably have on hand. Perfect for those emergencies.

Valentine’s Day just got a little sweeter and filled with more chocolate! Happy dance!

Are you ready to make the easiest and healthy single serving chocolate cake — a few different ways? Yes? Good. We are too!!

Main single serving chocolate cake recipe using plantains.


Plantain chocolate cake with 2 ingredient raspberry frosting that serves 1 (low-sugar, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free)

Single serving chocolate cake with a 2 ingredient raspberry coconut butter frosting. The perfect Valentine’s day dessert for one. A healthy and easy gluten-free grain-free dairy-free cake that is made from plantains.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 21 minutes


mini chocolate cake

  • 1/2 plantain (50g after being peeled)
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch sea salt (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, solid
  • 1/2 tablespoon applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • few drops stevia (optional)

raspberry frosting

  • small handful of fresh raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel plantain.
  3. Place plantain, egg, cocoa, baking powder, salt, applesauce and coconut oil into a blender.
  4. Blend together.
  5. Pour batter into a greased mini bundt cake pan.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Remove from pan once done and allow to cool as you make the frosting.

To make frosting

  1. In a small bowl place the raspberries and mash them into the coconut butter.
  2. Top onto cake.


  • Serving Size: serves 1

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We hope you enjoy making yourself a fun and easy single serving chocolate cake anytime you want cake 🙂 You deserve it!

Need egg-free option? Click here to get more chocolate cake recipes that serve one.

Paleo flourless chocolate cake


These mini cakes are so soft and moist. And they go perfect with the creamy raspberry frosting!  Yummy!

Are you a chocolate cake or vanilla cake person?

What would you top your mini chocolate cake with? 

If you enjoyed this recipe please share it with others!


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Cara's Healthy Cravings February 12, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Super cute!
I love the mini bundt pan.

purelytwins February 12, 2015 - 2:14 pm

thanks Cara 🙂

Jojo @ Run Fast Eat Lots February 12, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Chocolate cake all the way! I always picked that over vanilla for my birthday cake as a kid

purelytwins February 12, 2015 - 4:23 pm

us too!! yay for chocolate cake!

Jen February 12, 2015 - 5:37 pm

I’m drooling! Looks so good! You ladies have me hooked on plantains! I am sure they make this cake wonderful!!

purelytwins February 12, 2015 - 7:30 pm

thanks Jen! let us know if you do 🙂

Brittany @ Delights and Delectables February 13, 2015 - 7:44 am

These look adorable and delicious!! Just found out I’m allergic to eggs!!! (Shoot me!!!)

purelytwins February 13, 2015 - 9:14 am

so sorry to hear that Brittany!! hugs

Nafise February 18, 2015 - 1:42 pm

OMG, We made this for Valentine’s day! It turn GREAT!!! We had it for our breakfast with a cup of coffee!! OMG it was the best!!!

purelytwins February 18, 2015 - 3:30 pm

awesome!! so glad you enjoyed the cake!


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