Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes for 2! (or 2 for You;))

What's better than a moist, chocolatey, homemade cupcake? To me, not much. I LOVE cupcakes. Sometimes you just need a lil chocolate. You want a baked homemade goodie but you don't want 30 of those goodies sitting around for your consumption all week. If there are 25 cupcakes sitting on my counter, I'm in trouble. So today I bring you a recipe for just 2 perfect chocolate cupcakes. Eat them both yourself. Or share. Or eat one and save one for later. :)
I made these this afternoon when my cousin Paulina was over hanging out. It was the perfect little afternoon treat. Takes just a couple of minutes to prepare, and they are so yummy and chocolatey! I got the recipe here : and I am just so pleased with it. What else could I make just 2 of? Vanilla cupcakes? Brownies? It's so exciting and perfect because I always have these ingredients on hand, I could have a cupcake to myself anytime I want :-)!

3 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. baking powder (just half a 1/4 tsp.)
Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp. cold water
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Splash vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. chocolate chips (optional* or white choc. chips, or butterscotch chips, or nuts, etc!)
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. cocoa powder
3 Tbsp. confectioner's sugar
1 tsp. milk
pinch of salt

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
Step 2: In a separate bowl whisk together water, oil, and vanilla extract.
Step 3: Whisk together flour mixture and wet ingredients until combined.
Step 4: Pour batter into 2 cupcake liners in a muffin pan. Top with chocolate chips.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (mine took closer to 20 min)

For Frosting:
Step 1: Whisk together melted butter, cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar, milk, and salt.
Refrigerate for 5-10 to let it set a bit before frosting cooled cupcakes.
ENJOY :) I recommend enjoying with a glass of cold milk... :)
My cousin Paulina modeling with her cupcake! She was very excited, can you tell?!


  1. thoes sound supper yummy! i am going to try it....

    1. They are super yummy Krysten! you will have to let me know how yours come out :-D!