Welcome to the first installment of my Tasty? We'll See! series. I know I told you about this idea a looooong time ago. So long, in fact, that you probably forgot all about it. Sorry! The only thing I can say is that babies take up a lot of time and I am still getting used to juggling all my responsibilities when most everything gets pushed to a lower priority than snuggling my sweet baby all day. I know, rough life, right? Anyway:
2 Ingredient Chocolate cake?! Say whaaaaaat?
This recipe appealed to me for a few reasons:
1) I had all the ingredients on hand (chocolate chips and eggs)
2) I was exhausted from a crazy bootcamp workout I had just finished a couple hours previous and the lack of steps meant that I wouldn't have to use my super sore arm muscles for that much stirring
3) It's basically like eating protein chocolate? So..... I don't feel like it was counter-productive after my workout.
4) In theory, you could use any kind of chocolate you have on hand, so versatility is a plus. You could obviously spice it up a little with some cinnamon or a little bit of peanut butter
While making this recipe, I was skeptical and not exactly sure how I felt about it. I mean, is it easy? Yes. Is it convenient? Sort of. Putting it together was easy and weird, but it takes 30 minutes to bake. So, I feel like it would really depend on your reasons behind baking this. If your sugar addiction resembles a heroin addiction, this clearly would take too long to satisfy you. If you are in it for a "cheating clean" benefit or the fact that it's GF appeals to you, this would be a great little dessert to get you through your miserable Monday. In no way would this cake be stackable, or easy to frost, so using it for anything other than a quick treat would be difficult. It actually fell apart while I was transferring it out of the pan, so definitely not the most stable of cakes.
As far as taste goes, I was pleasantly surprised! It was really rich, satisfying, and it tasted like cheat day. I actually wrote a different review before I tasted it, fully expecting it to be nothing special, and I had to change it! I will actually probably make this again soon! Baking it for exactly 30 minutes made it slightly under baked in my oven which made it melty and perfect!
"Really good! Surprisingly good! Light and fluffy, as to be expected."
My final verdict is 4/5 stars! Excuse me while I go eat the rest of it while my husband is distracted playing PUBG.