Chocolate Cupcakes for Two

If you have seen any of the posts from my cookies for two series, you know I am a huge fan of small serving desserts. The greatest thing about small serving desserts for me is that I can whip up one of these desserts for two in just a few minutes and if Nate doesn’t want a dessert that night I can just save 2 of the cookies (or 1 of the cupcakes for the next day) or really indulge and eat 2 cupcakes at once. I am eating for two right? ;)

Chocolate Cupcakes for two - for the chocolate lovers, these rich and decadent chocolate cupcakes are easy to whip up and the recipe only makes 2 cupcakes so its the perfect treat when you just need to indulge a little. Would also make a good Valentine's treat for you and your sweetie.

So, I posted this recipe for chocolate cupcakes for two from Crunchy Creamy Sweet on my facebook page the other day because it looked so divine! And I knew I had to give it ago, so here is my version of the delicious chocolate indulgence. And trust me, these are so chocolatey and good they will definitely squelch your chocolate craving right on the spot.

Chocolate Cupcakes for two - for the chocolate lovers, these rich and decadent chocolate cupcakes are easy to whip up and the recipe only makes 2 cupcakes so its the perfect treat when you just need to indulge a little. Would also make a good Valentine's treat for you and your sweetie.

Also, hello Valentine’s treat? Isn’t this the perfect recipe to make up a dessert for just you and your special someone to end your Valentine’s day right. Why yes, yes it is.

Chocolate Cupcakes for two - for the chocolate lovers, these rich and decadent chocolate cupcakes are easy to whip up and the recipe only makes 2 cupcakes so its the perfect treat when you just need to indulge a little. Would also make a good Valentine's treat for you and your sweetie.

 

Chocolate Cupcakes for Two
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2½ TBS sugar
  • 1 TBS cocoa
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS milk
  • 2 TBS oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix together all the dry ingredients together in a small bowl (this means: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt).
  3. Add in the milk, oil and vanilla and stir everything together to combine.
  4. Pour batter into a cupcake/muffin pan sprayed with non stick spray (or lined with cupcake liners)
  5. Bake for about 18 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  7. Frost cupcakes.

 
Chocolate Frosting for Two Cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp corn syrup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 4 oz chocolate, chopped (I used a combo of milk and semi sweet)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine the butter, sugar, corn syrup and milk in a small sauce pan and heat over medium high heat until just boiling and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour over chocolate in a medium sized bowl and allow to sit for a couple minutes.
  3. Stir together until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  4. Let cool for about 10 minutes in your fridge.
  5. Pour mixture into a stand mixer bowl and add in powdered sugar.
  6. Beat on high until frosting turns a lighter color and gets thicker, about 10 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a piping bag or frost with a knife.

 

 

 

Enjoy this sweet chocolate indulgent cupcake and you don’t need to make a whole dozen!

Chocolate Cupcakes for two - for the chocolate lovers, these rich and decadent chocolate cupcakes are easy to whip up and the recipe only makes 2 cupcakes so its the perfect treat when you just need to indulge a little. Would also make a good Valentine's treat for you and your sweetie.

For more desserts for two, try these:

Funfetti Cupcakes for Two

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes for Two

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Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two

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27 Comments

  1. I tried this but it came out gluey :( what do u think i did wrong ? is there a specific oil i should use ? i used sunflower oil :/

    1. Hi! Sorry they didnt turn out for you, I’d recommend using a traditional baking oil like canola or vegetable, but I’m not sure if that would cause the problem or not!

  2. Hi! is it possible to have the same, maybe a little different, outcome without using oil?

    1. Hi, are you wanting to get rid of a fat completely or just to use something like butter instead? Butter will make your cupcakes a little more dense, rise less and be less moist. I don’t recommend getting rid of the fat completely, but you could try replacing half of the called for amount with applesauce to make it a little lighter!

      1. Oh, I see. I think I’ll try out butter first, then oil. Thanks a lot! :)

      2. Let me know how they turn out for you!

  3. Evelyn · · Reply

    when do you add the corn syrup when making the icing?

    1. Sorry, I guess I forgot to mention that. It’s added in the first step with the other ingredients you heat up – I adjusted the recipe

  4. huntfortheverybest · · Reply

    they look delish!

  5. What a great idea! I hate making a huge amount of dessert for just our little family. This would be so fun for Valentine’s Day! Just pinned it!

    1. Thanks Alexis! Let me know if you try them out for Valentine’s day!

  6. Oh, this is right up my alley! I love chocolate and having just two would be great because I wouldn’t over eat them. YUM!

    1. Yep, exactly why I need recipes like this! Hope you try them!

  7. I love your dessert recipes for 2! P.S. Love the Favicon & that you have the ziplist recipe plugin!

    1. Yes Amber! I’ve had a few people ask how they can print my recipes, so its nice to have an easy solution for that now – but I still have a lot of old recipes to fix!

  8. you mean chocolate cupcake for one right? Because 1 just isnt enough

    1. Yes Mikaela – no harm in eating 2 cupcakes ;)

  9. Gave Klein · · Reply

    This s a wonderful idea!

  10. Love this idea. Do you think I can double your for Two recipe for 4 cupcakes? There are 4 of us in the family and this would make a nice treat as we would never eat a whole dozen before they get gross. My rule here is to spread out treats so they don’t get over indulged. So my boys are used to eating them only once in a while instead of all gone in the first day. But that tends to leave me throwing treats out.

    1. I dont know for sure, but I’d say it’d be worth trying. I dont think there is anything in there that would react too differently with the doubled amount. So let me know how it goes if you try it. (Ps. The frosting makes a LOT for 2 cupcakes, so if you dont want mile high frosting the original recipe is probably enough for 4 cupcakes)

  11. Such a cute idea! And looks so yummy. Pinned it!

    1. Thanks so much Becky!

  12. These look delicious! I love the idea of only making 2 at a time…that way, I won’t eat the whole batch!

    1. I know! I get too tempted with the whole batch!

  13. How gorgeous!!! I am so happy you got to try this recipe – it’s one of my favorites! Thank you so much for mentioning my blog. Now I need to make these – it’s been too long and I need a cupcake! : ) Have a fabulous day, Aimee!!

    1. Thank you so much Anna! That means a lot coming from you. Thank YOU for the original recipe – these were soooo good!

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