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Flourless Chocolate & Pomegranate Mini Cake {GF}

February 12, 2015

{A Giveaway} + Valentine's Dessert: Flourless Chocolate & Pomegranate Mini Cake

Who got distracted by watching knife skill videos? I DID.
Who also decided to prep cinnamon rolls tonight for her birthday breakfast!? STILL me.

So that’s why I’m bringing the last installment of my Valentine’s meal plan a few hours later than I had planned! However, now, in all its glory we’ve got…

– Starter: Lettuce Boats with Sweet Potato, Grapefruit and Paprika Mayo
– Main: Sticky Glazed Meatballs with Cauliflower Quinoa Pilaf (GF with Vegetarian variation)
– Dessert: Flourless Chocolate & Pomegranate Mini Cake

Valentine's Meal Plan // Top With Cinnamon

{A Giveaway} + Valentine's Dessert: Flourless Chocolate & Pomegranate Mini Cake

The recipe for this lovely, fudgy cake comes from one of my recent favourite cookbooks. You may be familiar with Kamran’s blog, The Sophisticated Gourmet, in which case you’d also know his first cookbook was recently published! I’ve followed along with the behind-the-scenes pics he’s been posting on instagram for SO LONG. I craved this book, people.

And let me tell you oh how worth the wait was!

I’ve already made the bagel recipe (twice as regular bagels and three times as an adapted invention: Bagel Bread Loaf  which I posted a few months ago), the blueberry cornmeal muffins, the blondies plus now the flourless chocolate cake all of which lasted less than 24 hours. It’s an utterly gorgeous book – all of the recipes styled and photographed by Kamran himself.

{A Giveaway} + Valentine's Dessert: Flourless Chocolate & Pomegranate Mini Cake

When I contacted Kamran to let him know how excited about his book I was, he generously offered to send me an extra copy so I could host a giveaway for all of you! You can enter using the Rafflecopter box below (you may have to click through to my site in order to see it!):

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I only made 1/3 of the flourless chocolate cake so that it was juuust small enough for two people to share (keepin’ with the theme, guys!). I dolloped freshly whipped double cream on top and scattered on some juicy pomegranate arils. I have no clue why food seems to go all red velvet/strawberry themed for Valentine’s – pomegranates are the ancient fruit of love (..okay apparently so are quinces but they’re not red so they can get out) AND they’re red AND they’re a lot more seasonal than strawberries or raspberries (for the UK, at least). So YAY for pomegranates, beautiful books and rich chocolate cakes.

See you when I’m 19!

Notes:

– Recipe from Handmade Baking by Kamran Siddiqi (Chronicle Books)*
– I only made 1/3 of the batter from the original recipe so that it makes a small, quite thin cake (enough for 2 HUNGRY or 3-4 normal people!).
– It’s a very rich batter which bakes to a kind of brownie-like texture. I highly recommend serving with the whipped cream, whipped coconut cream or vanilla ice  cream. Just something to cut the intensity of the chocolate flavour!
– Don’t have pomegranate? Use sliced strawberries or raspberries instead.
– This is an amazing dessert to make ahead of time. Just chill the baked, cooled cake until you’re ready to serve then decorate with the cream + fruit and EAT!

Valentine’s Dessert: Flourless Chocolate & Pomegranate Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs , separated
  • 1/3 cup (66 g) granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2.3 oz (66 g) bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 2.3 oz (66 g/ 4 1/2 tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) boiling water
  • To serve:
  • Whipped cream
  • fresh pomegranate arils

Instructions

  1. To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Grease and line a 6 or 4-inch cake tin with some oil (Alternatively, grease 2 large muffin cups).
  2. In a large bowl whisk the egg whites whilst gradually pouring in the sugar until firm peaks form.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the egg yolks, salt, cocoa and vanilla.
  4. In a small pot melt together the chocolate and butter over a low heat until melted. Pour this into the egg yolk mixture and whisk to combine. Slowly beat the boiling water into the chocolate mixture too.
  5. Mix about 1/4 of the beaten egg whites into the yolk mixture to loosen it. Then pour the yolk mixture into the egg whites and gently fold together using a rubber spatula.
  6. Pour cake mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 20-30 minutes, it should still be set and dry on top. (The 6" pan will need around 20-25 mins, muffin tins will need 15-20 mins). Leave to cool completely in the tin before turning out onto a plate.
  7. Serve with the whipped cream and fresh pomegranate arils.

 

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  • aryss February 13, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Oh! This looks so yummy! And I love mini cakes!

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche February 13, 2015 at 12:52 am

    This cake is absolutely stunning and of course perfect for Valentine’s Day. A good decadent chocolate soufflé would be my ideal two-serving dessert!

  • haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine February 13, 2015 at 12:56 am

    brownies. I want brownies 24/7.

  • Jaqui T February 13, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Happy Birthday! This cake looks so good and I still can’t get enough pomegranate arils so this is perfect.

  • Tanya February 13, 2015 at 1:03 am

    words cannot express how much I love your website!
    If I could transform any desert into a two-serving size, I would say mini blueberry pies or a heart-shaped monkey bread.

    • Izy February 13, 2015 at 1:12 am

      heart shaped monkey bread = WOAH YES!
      Thanks, Tanya 🙂

  • Tia Chen February 13, 2015 at 1:06 am

    i think it would have to be a taiwanese shaved ice…

  • Lisa February 13, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Any dessert shrunk to a size for two is good. As long as there is no fruit and chocolate melding. I just can’t do it. No matter what. Chocolate. OR fruit, but not together.

  • Leigha @ The Yooper Girl February 13, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Besides this, def banana bread. My all time fave. Loved this series, girl!

  • Angela @ Canned Time February 13, 2015 at 1:13 am

    What a gorgeously delicious cake. Happy Valentines Izzy!
    Hope it’s your best ever ♥

  • Caroline February 13, 2015 at 1:16 am

    A great chocolate cake w chocolate icing. Yummy

  • Alison H. February 13, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Red Velvet Cake for 2 please!

  • Logan February 13, 2015 at 1:19 am

    This looks delicious! If I were a two serving desert it would have to be an old fashioned cheese cake!

  • Lisa February 13, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Brownies. Lovely, decadent, fudgy brownies. But I don’t have a lot of brownie eating parties, so usually I wind up with more brownies in my tummy than any one girl should have!

  • Eva February 13, 2015 at 1:20 am

    chocolate fondants! 😛

  • Hunter February 13, 2015 at 1:22 am

    I’ve always wanted to try to make a lovely Creme brulee! I think they look absolutely equisite and so delicate. however, I have yet to venture out and whip 2 up because I don’t have a blow torch.

  • June Burns February 13, 2015 at 1:22 am

    Ugh that looks so perfect…pomegranates + chocolate are the bomb! Two serving desserts, hmmm, maybe some kind of loaf cake / bread? Cake is always good 🙂

  • carmen February 13, 2015 at 1:24 am

    can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Mariam February 13, 2015 at 1:25 am

    This looks so ridiculously good omg! This is exactly what I would want as a special dessert for two, but with double cream and raspberries instead to top because it’s just the perfect combo!

  • Caroline February 13, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Molten chocolate cake! I can’t be trusted when there are more than 2 servings around 🙂

  • cori February 13, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Sticky Toffee pudding! yumm

  • Toria February 13, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Chocolate cake with mint ice cream. Perfection 🙂

  • Dana S February 13, 2015 at 1:32 am

    baklava!

  • MariAnne Ban February 13, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Two of my favorites….. chocolate and pomegranates! Love.

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 13, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Cakes like this are perfection! Easy and decadent! Love this!

  • Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming February 13, 2015 at 1:42 am

    brownies!

  • cynthia February 13, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Oh, this could not be more beautiful!! And I LOVE that you scaled it down for two, of course <3 this whole V-Day menu is perfection, Izy. And YAY HAPPY BDAY!!!!!!!! :D:D:D!

  • Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating February 13, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Happy Valentine’s weekend to you! And I’d have 2 serving pies of all sorts

  • Steph @ Steph in Thyme February 13, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Pumpkin Pie for two would be great…so I don’t eat the whole pan!

  • Jade Sheldon-Burnsed February 13, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Chocolate espresso cheesecake, please!

  • Shoshana February 13, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Pumpkin pie!

  • Anna Stubbs February 13, 2015 at 2:03 am

    This looks so aesthetically beautiful and yummy! I am now going to make it for my friends! If I was going to make a two-person dessert (besides this one) I would make a two person butterscotch pudding.

  • Kia Damon February 13, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Red Velvet…always red velvet

  • Caitlyn February 13, 2015 at 2:13 am

    ANY dessert?? Without a doubt it would be my grandfather’s hazelnut torte. It’s almost entirely made of hazelnuts and he puts an airy whipped cream on top.

    PS. this cake looks heavenly and I just happen to have a pom in the kitchen right now so we are definitely making this!

  • Rebecca February 13, 2015 at 2:24 am

    I have a weakness for molten chocolate cakes. Add a glass of red wine in there are you have absolute perfection!

  • Becca February 13, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Such a striking cake! pomegranate + chocolate is easily one of my favorite combinations. I can’t wait to try this recipe out this weekend!

  • Becca February 13, 2015 at 2:30 am

    (ps- commented before I could see the dessert-for-two suggestion! Hands down a giant brown butter salted chocolate chip cookie split right down the middle. Whoever I’m sharing with gets the big half. I’ve had lots of fun with that one, shared with a friend or S.O!)

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts February 13, 2015 at 2:32 am

    this is gorgeous – it looks awesome!!

  • Laura February 13, 2015 at 2:38 am

    I’m gonna have to go with chocolate chip cookies. Like Levain Bakery style.

  • Natalia M February 13, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Crem brûlée! Preferrably vegan.

  • Emily Love February 13, 2015 at 3:04 am

    so tough! probably apfel strudel (with vanilla creme on top of course) !

  • Emma Vogelsang February 13, 2015 at 3:05 am

    I know this really isn’t a dessert but I love splitting a huge frappe with my sister.

  • Tess February 13, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Oh gosh… I think I’d want two servings of Meyer lemon cheesecake with a gingersnap crust! MmmmMmm one of my favorites 🙂

  • jyms February 13, 2015 at 3:21 am

    lemon curd tart! 😀

  • Natalie R February 13, 2015 at 3:30 am

    If I could have any dessert be two serving it would be PIE! I love french silk and banana chocolate cream pies, but I have to eat the whole thing when I make it (I know, such a hard life, right?). Maybe it’d be possible to do mini ramekin pies?

  • Heather M. February 13, 2015 at 3:33 am

    It would have to be cheesecake.

  • Lena February 13, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Pie! Always pie! With a vegan, spelt crust.

  • Lisa Green February 13, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Banana pudding, my honey’s favorite!

  • Rust February 13, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Two serving dessert – dobashe cake.

  • charul ajmera February 13, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Indian dessets! Anywhere. Anytime.

  • Jesi S February 13, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Yum! That looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it!!

  • Cynthia February 13, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Hmm two serving… I would have to go with chocolate peanut butter cake.

  • Sarah P. February 13, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Gorgeous cake! I love Kamran’s blog! A mini version of tarte tatin would be heavenly 🙂

  • Alex February 13, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Flourless chocolate cake, for sure.

  • Adity February 13, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Of course this flourless chocolate cake for sure

  • Kaitlyn February 13, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Right now, tiramisu. Tomorrow, probably cheesecake– with raspberry sauce. The next day, probably something different, but just as delicious (:

  • Michelle @ Hummingbird High February 13, 2015 at 5:49 am

    Gorgeous! I love the combination of chocolate and pomegranate. Plus, pomegranate always makes everything look so beautiful!

  • Aleksandra February 13, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Ohh! This look amazing, I want one 🙂
    If I could have any dessert between two it would be a cheesecake, like a fridge one, or a cashew one 🙂 And I wouldn’t make it any smaller because two people can easily polish it off, aaand maybe I have, shh!

  • Christina February 13, 2015 at 5:54 am

    I would love to find a 2-serving version of a healthy pecan pie!

  • Deborah February 13, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Chocolate pudding

  • Pat Walker Pinkston February 13, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Cheesecake.

  • Adriana February 13, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Apple Raspberry Pie – it is perfect warm from the oven, with ice cream, cream, the next day – IT IS PERFECT FOR ANY TIME!

  • Nicole February 13, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Love flourless chocolate cakes!

  • Jette Gad February 13, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Oh this looks perfect for valentines dinner-thanks so much for sharing ❤️

  • Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower February 13, 2015 at 7:31 am

    A two serving dessert? Hm… Cakes and pies. I always always want a bite of everything and then there’s always so much leftover. So it’d be nice to have just one or two servings of desserts. Especially when there are so many decadent layers.

  • steph February 13, 2015 at 7:32 am

    you are too cute for making your own birthday cinnamon rolls 🙂
    have the BEST birthday lady! you’re already off to a great start with your cinnamon filled morning!! many happy returns izy!
    xoxo

  • Anja February 13, 2015 at 7:36 am

    honestly, if I could have any dessert I’d choose a cheese platter for two 😉 with old amsterdam cheese, gorgonzola, creamy goats milk cheese and lots of sweet grapes and crackers and nuts 😀 ♥

  • Anna February 13, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I was looking for a dessert recipe for v. day – and I think I’ve just found it 😀

  • Meghan February 13, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Happy early birthday/ v-day, girl! And this cake is so so gorgeous.

    If I could have a dessert for two, it’d definitely be a creme brulee. They’re so lovely to serve as individual portions, and can be customized to the person’s individual likings. And, not to mention, they are SO dang good.

  • Konstancja February 13, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Happy Birthday!
    I love your website and photos 🙂
    And of course I love brownies 😛
    For dessert as a ‘two-serving’ type I would prepare a Molten Lava cake.

  • Ariel February 13, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Cheesecake!

  • Susanne February 13, 2015 at 8:31 am

    This cake looks amazing! This would make any valentines day.
    If it were up to me – hmm maybe it is – I would make lemon meringue tarts for 2 to sweep my date of their feet.

  • Jo Fisher February 13, 2015 at 8:37 am

    I really struggle to find recipes for two people – as someone who is always cooking for one – two if my Other Half is visiting – I always have to guess the measurements to make smaller portions of a dish, or I need to pick something I can freeze / eat for days as lunch. I LOVE this smaller cake idea – no tempting leftovers and the perfect sharing treat for Valentine’s Day! Thanks so much for sharing – I’m keeping this for future use 🙂

    The book sounds amazing too! What a lovely giveaway prize.

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • Jo Fisher February 13, 2015 at 8:39 am

    AH! I forgot to answer your question! If I could have any two-serving desert, I would make a delicious tiramisu-for-two! It’s perk us up for a late-night date and I can’t get enough of coffee flavour.

  • Sally February 13, 2015 at 9:19 am

    If I could have any dessert as a two-serving size… I would probably still pick one ginormous family size apple and rhubarb crumble (with vanilla ice cream AND custard – hot and cold) because it’s my favourite and the bigger the better!

  • Aine @ Awkward Irish Girl Blogs February 13, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I would love Sticky Toffee Pudding for two! It’s one of those things that is so rich that you can’t eat too much of it so you don’t want it floating around for days. It’s just too delicious though!

  • Tori@Gringalicious.com February 13, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I love that you did this in a small proportion for 2 and the pomegranate arils are so pretty with it!It’s perfect for tomorrow!

  • Tracey Peach February 13, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Lemon Cheese cake mmmm

  • Lauren February 13, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Mmmmmm so yummy, and the perfect size! I always struggle with making cakes to feed two, and chocolate is a household fave 🙂

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • Belinda@themoonblushbaker February 13, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I can not go past creme burlee as my dessert of choice for two. Your choice to use a big pan is so much nice in chocolate cake than mini ones. The bigger the better in cake is my motto! From all these recipes you have tired, I have to get myself a copy!

  • This Muslim Girl Bakes February 13, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Omg. This is a such a tough choice but I cannot choose between tiramisu and flourless chocolate cake. So, maybe a hybrid of the two? Does that even exist? I’m off to find out!

  • Beckie February 13, 2015 at 10:41 am

    That. Looks. Amazing! Wowee. And flour free, that feels like it s *practically* healthy then! 🙂
    Beckie x

  • Ivanna February 13, 2015 at 11:47 am

    It definitely would be Limoncello plum tart!

  • Rebecca February 13, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!
    For a dessert for 2, i’d have to say mini chocolate ice-cream cakes, can never say no to ice-cream 😛

  • Jessie February 13, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Goodness, this cake looks PERFECT for V-day (almost as perfect as cinnamon rolls for birthday breakfast! Happy Birthday!) I’d have to go with something lemon-y as my 2 portion dessert.

  • Regina February 13, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Yummy, easy & quick to make, simply perfect!!!

    Happy Valentine’s day!!!!

  • Emily February 13, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Right now, I’m wanting a mini-chocolate fondue by a cozy fire. 🙂

  • Matea February 13, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    No flour in this delicious treat? Now THAT is impressive! 🙂

  • Laura Biscaro February 13, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Any dessert for two… (I don’t really like sharing any dessert but let’s play along lol) I would probably go for cinnamon rolls, especially because every recipe yealds so many rolls, and I end up eating it all by myself hahaha

  • Monic February 13, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I was just at Barnes & Noble yesterday, saw this book, and started looking through it! I was thinking how much I liked it – the layout, pics, recipes. : )
    As for desserts for two…I appreciate all small-scale recipes. Anything with chocolate is popular at our house, like chocolate molten cakes!

  • Katherine February 13, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I’ll skip the fruit (does not go with chocolate in my opinion), but the cake + whipped cream look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  • Irena February 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Great cake!

  • Vanessa Z February 13, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I would love a giant freshly baked cookie with ice-cream on top! This cookbook looks awesome!

  • Simone Sika February 13, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Probably a giant milkshake or cookie (ie skillet cookie). But I’m sure I’d still find some way to be all “This is ONE serving.” I’m working on sharing.

  • Sj Dc February 13, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    The Indian Kheer..Always needs to be made in a largish batch

  • genevieve @ gratitude & greens February 13, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Pomegranates and chocolate is seriously one of the combinations of all time. I saw this book in the store the other day- everything in it looks so good! It’s funny because last year I made a two serving flourless hazelnut chocolate cake, also topped with pomegranates! So I guess my answer to your question would be some form of chocolate cake. Although today I’m feeling like making it a molten chocolate cake 😉

  • Clara February 13, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Hello! I was wondering what do you mean by loosening the mixture? (I’m rather new to this baking business) By the way, your blog is amazing! 🙂

  • Susie R. February 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Would love this cookbook!

  • Nora B February 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Hummingbird Cake…I can’t stop eating it!!!

  • Jen February 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Brownies!!

  • Caroline H February 13, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! And, is the perfect thing for my friend with the trifecta of food allergies – gluten intolerant, nut allergy and lactose intolerant.

  • Caroline H February 13, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Also, if I could pick a dessert to have to serve two, it would have to be the David Burke Kitchen toffee monkey bread with banana caramel and maple pecan ice cream, which claims to be for two but actually serves waaaay more.

  • CL February 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    This looks excellent. I’m stoked to try it. x

  • Melissa @ Treats With a Twist February 13, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I would want a really yummy crumble with ice cream on top

  • Caroline February 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    This looks fabulous! Will be making.

  • Ariana February 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Great gelato for two is ALWAYS a winner. Especially with some hot fudge or fresh caramel sauce on the side. Or with a side of this beautiful flourless cake 😉

  • Jessica February 13, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Tiramisu. Definitely!

  • Jessica February 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Tiramisu all the way!

  • Kate S. February 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Yummmmm! My dream two-serving dessert would be brownie sundae, complete with either salty caramel ice cream or peanut butter ice cream, some whipped cream, and salty pecans. One for dinner and one for dessert, please and thank you 🙂

  • Stephanie Y February 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I would love a small scale recipe for tiramisu! It’s my favorite dessert but since I live alone I don’t want a whole pan tempting me in my refrigerator.

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  • Chloe February 13, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Looks delish! Ummm…anything with peanut butter and chocolate. LOTS of dark chocolate.

  • Anze February 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    It would deffinetly be cinnamon buns (vegan please) because so good! The recipe from ohladycakes is to die for, you have to give it a try!

    XX Anze

  • Tess February 13, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Ice cream sundaes for sure!! Although if I could have 2 servings of a ‘sharing platter’ dessert that would be the best 😉

  • Zoe February 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    It’s gotta be a good old chocolate cake! 🙂

  • Oana February 13, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    What a beautiful menu, but the cake is the highlight here, I’d love a slice of it! Pinned!

  • Heather S February 13, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Carrot cake hands down 🙂

  • Monica February 13, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I would probably have pumpkin pie in two servings.. and then proceed to eat both

  • Olivia February 13, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Yum! I would have to be boring and say gelato. With a few different flavours, cause it’s more fun that way.

  • Nuria February 13, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Oh gosh this looks so good! And coupled with the starter & the main dish it’ll be A+

  • Lauren February 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Peanut butter skillet cookie with vanilla bean ice cream!

  • itzia February 13, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    i would take a cheesecake for two.

  • Charlotte February 13, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Ice cream for two, eaten straight from the tub!

  • Yvette February 13, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Some kind of chocolate cake with cherries. A version of the schwarzwalder kirsch, without too much cream and sugar :). Happy birthday, Izy!

  • Lindsay February 13, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I’d love a chocolate silk pie as a two-serving dessert! thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂

  • Teddy February 13, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    flourless cakes are always a great idea. Thanks for the tip on reducing the recipe to make it suitable for 2 people. The whole cake would be dangerous to have around my house 🙂

  • Eleonora February 13, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Hi! This recipe looks so simple and yummy, I’m definitely going to try it out! Also, your photographs always make me drool! As a two-serving dessert I would loove apple pie, since I live on my own it would be a great way to treat myself 🙂

  • Margot C February 13, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    I think I would like to see a Lemon Meringue Pie in a two serving size (think how adorable it would be)

  • Catherine February 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    This cookbook looks amazing! Thanks for the opportunity. I think I would want either a pumpkin or apple pie as a two-serving dessert. Anything with cinnamon really!

  • Alex S February 13, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Just a simple, two-serving chocolate cake would be perfect!

  • Virginie February 13, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    This menu looks so tasty, this is a great idea 🙂 and thanks for the giveaway, that’s so so so nice from you and Kamran! I entered this amazing giveaway! :*
    Love, Virginie

  • Ala February 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Pomegranates, the food of love! I love love love love love it. Also, we’ve got GF folks this weekend, so flourless cake sounds like a bomb idea. Cheeeeeers, Izy!! Still majorly enjoying your cookbook and everyone’s so excited to nab a copy on le giveaway I’m running, too 😀

  • emily marie February 13, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    I’m making apple turnovers tonight, so like individual apple pies. And honestly, what I’m about to make as an individual size would probably feed two. 🙂

    Really looking forward to trying this cake; chocolate + fruit is the greatest!

  • Emily Habel February 13, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Your blog is seriously gorgeous! A dessert would be gf orange and almond cake. 🙂

  • Hannah February 13, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    def would have to have a berry coffee cake with a TON of crumble on top!

  • bn100 February 13, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    chocolate cake

  • Jinan Munro February 14, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Gluten-free brownies or chocolate chip cookies à la mode! Baked in little ramekins and topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. YUM!

  • Brenda February 14, 2015 at 12:48 am

    any dessert with chocolate would have my vote, so this looks perfect!

  • Simona Ionas February 14, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Looks amazing! Will try to make it this weekend!

  • Angel February 14, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Here in Sydney there’s a patisserie store selling Watermelon Rosewater Cake. Two servings? I’d say that wouldn’t be enough! Haha! 🙂

  • Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls February 14, 2015 at 1:53 am

    What a cute cake! I love the pomegranate seeds on top. I would definitely make a tiramisu as a two-serving dessert. That or mini chocolate chip cookie cakes with mocha ice cream. Delish.

  • Melanie February 14, 2015 at 2:39 am

    I love cupcakes so much. I think some cupcakes with fruit (pomegranate seeds are my favorite), are the best dessert ever!

  • Christy February 14, 2015 at 4:33 am

    Definately chocolate souffles =) Or anything with chocolate, really.

  • Spring B. February 14, 2015 at 5:44 am

    I’d love a recipe for two tiny lemon meringue pies. 🙂

  • Ashley February 14, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Homemade ice cream. I wouldn’t feel as guilty eating the whole batch!

  • Anđela February 14, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Definitely this cake I made my boyfriend for his birthday once – with this awesome Serbian biscuit ‘Plazma’, orange juice and dark chocolate. Oh yeah.

  • Leah February 14, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Wow, what gorgeous photos!! Awesome site, delectable post!

    In response to the raffle question, I would be absolutely giddy if presented with a coconut yogurt mousse, topped with any combination of peaches, mangoes, blueberries, almonds, pecans, and coconut chips. I imagine pomegranate seeds would be incredibly scrummy as well. The dessert would have to be served with a spoon to do it justice.

  • fran b February 14, 2015 at 9:36 am

    anything chocolate- anything!

  • Maike February 14, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Peach Crumble with Homemade Vanilla Icecream!!

  • Cindy M February 14, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Brownies. All the brownies! Thanks, Izy!

  • KimP February 14, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    oh definitely a flourless chocolate cake!
    and AWESOME giveaway – thanks for the chance!!!

  • Rachel February 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Making this tonight – in muffin tins!

  • Kristin February 14, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious!

  • Jessica J February 14, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    this looks soooo good! Can’t wait to try this cake! 🙂

  • Sarah February 14, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    A chocolate Grand Marnier Cake with Orange buttercream icing. 🙂

  • Julia February 14, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Happy birthday! I can’t wait to try this cake.

  • Natasha February 14, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    A layer cake – mainly because tiny layer cakes are adorable.

  • Cindy February 14, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    May be asking the obvious, but the recipe that you have posted, did you already cut it in 3rd? You said that you made 1/3 of the recipe. Is it 1/3 of the recipe from the book or 1/3 of the recipe that you posted?

    My perfect dessert is a nice warm brownie.

    • Izy February 15, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      I made the recipe that I posted which is 1/3 of the original recipe from the book 🙂

  • Clare Marie February 14, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I’ve made a flourless chocolate cake before, and loved it! I found it far too decadent though, and it took me a long time to eat it – maybe doing 1/3 the recipe is a good idea, thanks for the tip. (:

  • Stella_ExLibris February 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    This looks delicious! Thanks for the great giveaway 🙂

    I’d like to try chocolate lava cake! Thank you 🙂

  • Tanja February 14, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Raspberry cheesecake for two!

  • KimberlyC February 14, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Chocolate Silk Pie!!

  • Sarah February 15, 2015 at 3:46 am

    Warm chocolate chip cookies with some ice cream!

  • Caitlin K February 15, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Wow, that cake looks delicious! I’d go for a good slice of chocolate cake any day!

  • Lacey February 15, 2015 at 5:39 am

    vegan banana cream pie!

  • Jane Elspeth February 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Wow! Happy Birthday! Beautiful photos, esp the chocolate / pomegranate cake on the marble. Two serving dessert? Maybe fresh blackberry crisp, baked in a stoneware bowl.
    Or a baby sweet potato pie? Thank you for the giveaway, it’s sweet! I’ve been thinking about getting his book.

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  • Kristina February 15, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Triple choco cake! <3

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen February 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Chocolate cake with icing!

  • Thea @ Baking Magique February 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Such a cute idea with the mini cake. I would like to have a pan of brownies for two, studded with blackberries and raspberries!! 🙂

  • Heather K February 15, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Mini lemon meringue pies!

  • rachel February 15, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    rhubarb hand pies! Happy Birthday!

  • Annie February 15, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Tiramisu or chocolate mousse would be good two-person sharing desserts…

  • Abby February 15, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Tiramisu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Emily @ Life on Food February 15, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Tiramisu

  • Julie M February 15, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Ice cream!!

  • Annette February 16, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Oh I’d love to have a 2-serving coconut cream pie.

  • Amber K. February 16, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Yikes.. my comment poofed… Ok… I’ll try again 😉 .. So.. dessert for two… mmm dulce de leche cheesecake with a shortbread crumb crust, drizzled with vanilla bean cream sauce…yummm

  • Beth February 16, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Looks delicious! Mini chocolate peanut butter pies sound tasty right about now!

  • Wesley Tyler February 16, 2015 at 5:45 am

    This cake looks so good! i love the thought of the pomegranate seeds thats an incredible look! I enjoyed your site, seems i am always looking at, cooking, or eating food of some sort! I just love food and cooking, i collect old cook books. I try to focus on Southern Cooking, food history and Etc…. Wes :)>

  • Alicia Albrecht February 16, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Saw this too late for actual Valentine’s but it sounds delicious!

  • Nicole February 16, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    brownies & ice cream for two

  • april v February 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    strawberry cheesecake 🙂

  • Carolyn February 16, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I would have a simple cheesecake for two – basic, no toppings, very rich and creamy!

  • Ashley @The Quiet Concert February 17, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Brownies for sure!

  • Renee @ Awesome on $20 February 17, 2015 at 5:41 am

    I’m seriously craving a ridiculous chocolate cake right now. This one might fit the bill.

  • Julie February 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Who cares about V-day? It’s all about the chocolate, isn’t it? That’s why I baked chocolate muffins (from the London Bakes blog, sorry) last Saturday. You can make as many as you want and share them with only the right people 🙂 But this cake looks delish too!

  • Zanna February 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    This looks to die for. I loooove chocolate way more than is healthy but would never have thought to combine with pomegranate seeds–interesting!!

    -Zanna
    http://zannassky.blogspot.de/

  • Bec February 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I would love some of this flourless chocolate cake!

  • Elise February 17, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Macarons!

  • Erin February 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Brownies

  • Sarah February 17, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Cheesecake <3

  • diane February 17, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    definitely brownies

  • katy February 17, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Definitely a chocolate lava cake although I’m not sure I could share it–this looks amazing!

  • Mad February 18, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Hey Izy – I am always so impressed by your blog! Your photos are absolutely beautiful and the recipes are always on point. I made this cake yesterday for a belated Valentine’s-ish..? picnic with the boyfriend. We were in the park on a midweek night; everyone else there were active types doing boot camp and in we strolled with our wine and chocolate cake! they totally were re-evaluating their life choices. Anyway, just wanted to say that the cake turned out beautifully and it was really great with the pomegranate seeds! thanks again, Mad xx

    • Izy February 18, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      thanks Mad! Hahah I think I would’ve been jealous of your wine + cake too 😉 So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Ashley Morrow February 18, 2015 at 3:11 am

    A cheesecake with lots and lots of chocolate.

  • Jenna O February 18, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I would say Brownies!

  • Emma February 18, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Fruit crumble with custard. Mmmm.

  • Nuraan February 18, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    O my gosh, that looks yummy!

  • Emily Kate Ayuso February 18, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    My two serving dessert would be warm apple crumble and homemade vanilla ice cream 🙂

  • Danielle Buncik February 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Mine would totally have to be hot apple pie with topped with a crumble and homemade vanilla bean ice cream 🙂

  • Christine park February 18, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I would have anything chocolatey and fudgy as two serving!! Esp fudge brownie with cheesecake swirls;)

  • Jennifer February 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    If i could have a 2-serving dessert it would be with brownie or chocolate cake topped with vanilla icing. Oh gosh! now I am thinking about apple pie a la mode for some reason…

  • Lisa Christiansen February 18, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Anything dark chocolate! this cake looks amazing to me – if it was 2 servings, that would be great.

  • Leah February 19, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Um, apple pie? No, wait – chocolate soufflé? Na – A giant chocolate chip cookie? Actually, maybe something with blueberries? Okay, okay, I decided: anything with sea salt on top.

  • Alex February 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Brownies with salted caramel ice cream!!

  • Alana February 19, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Would it be cliche to say chocolate souffle? Cause that’s what I’m thinking!!

  • Sam A February 20, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Hi, I recently nominated your blog for a food Award! I would love for you to participate because I am a big fan of your blog! Here is the link: http://cruisinandcuisine.blogspot.com/2015/02/food-holic-award.html

  • ALYCIA @ FOOD BLOGIT February 20, 2015 at 11:03 am

    LOVE!

  • kristie {birch and wild} February 22, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Chocolate and pomegranate seem like a lovely combination. Your photos are stunning here.

  • Phillip March 1, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Mini cakes are really in this year in catering too. We’re seeing a lot of brides asking for things like this to be served to their guests.

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  • Fiver Feeds March 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    What a lovely idea! I’ll have to give it a try!

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  • Liora September 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Do you think you could sub margarine to make if dairy free?

    • Izy September 6, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      Probably yes!

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