Magazine article Sunset

Warm Chocolate Cake, No Sharing

Magazine article Sunset

Warm Chocolate Cake, No Sharing

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A one-recipe lesson from L.A.-based blogger Joy Wilson on how to indulge BY ELAINE JOHNSON

Joy the Baker on:

CHOCOLATE FOR DINNER

"I'm a single girl. That means I don't have to feed anyone but myself... I can have chocolate and popcorn for dinner."

PRESENTS

"This year for my birthday Td like either a kitten or a bottle of bourbon."

PEANUT BUTTER

"Peanut butter is like the little black dress of the kitchen world: Dress it up with dark chocolate or dress it down with crackers and a spoon."

HER SUPERPOWER

"I can find a dessert in almost anything. You have the bottom scrapings of the peanut butter jar, a bit of powdered sugar, and some random chocolate chips? Dessert."

Single-girl melty chocolate peanut butter cake

SERVES 1 | 25 MINUTES

This version of astandout recipe injoy the Baker Cookbook ($20), out this month from Hyperion, adds peanut butter or bourbon, two of Joy's favorite flavors.

½ tsp. plus 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, divided

About 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa (or use flour or sugar)

¼ cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

1 large egg

4 tsp. …

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