My cupcake addiction is clearly getting out of hand so I decided to tone things down a bit and make just two – how cool is that! If you are wanting a quick sweet treat after dinns and really feel like a cupcake but can’t warrant making a full recipe – no problem, this is the recipe for you. Ovens vary and with just two little treasures in there to bake, I found it best to place one on each outer side of the muffin tray. I wish I could give credit to the person I got this idea from but alas the memory has failed me. Please remind me if you were the one who led me in this lovely direction.
Cupcakes for two
Non stick cooking spray
1 egg white
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp butter melted
¼ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 ½ tbsp milk
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Line a muffin pan with 2 paper cases and spray with non stick cooking spray.
- In a bowl whisk the egg white and sugar until combined.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Divide the batter between the 2 paper cases.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Cool and ice as desired. I had some spare chocolate icing in the fridge which I used.
Going to try this this afternoon, thanks Mandy, have a super week 🙂
Thanks Cindy, have a super week too. 🙂
Just the two, hmmm? I guess if I made them at lunch time I could eat both and no-one would be any the wiser. 😉
Aah, now there is another good reason to make just 2 – good thinking Amanda. Have a great week. 🙂
What a brilliant idea …. thanks for the recipe!
Thanks for stopping by Jen. Glad you enjoyed the idea. Have a happy week. 🙂
Beautiful cakes. You are very restrained just making two!
With the few extra unwanted kilos, I have to be! Have a happy week. 🙂
You are one very clever lady! This would be perfect for us – a sugary dessert hit but no more temptation to go back for “just one more”!
Aah yes, the infamous “just one more” that always seems to be the one to put on that “just one more” kilo! Enjoy Tanya and have a super week. 🙂
I didn;t know you could even do cupcakes for two. I am loving the idea but thinking is there anyway I can actually only eat 1 cupcake? I am afraid the answer might be no- in that case I could double it and do cupcakes for 4 right? LOL! Kidding- this is a great and fantastic idea- especially for kids
You could always make the 2 just for you. 😉 I never even thought about this being a good idea for the little ones. Have a super week. 🙂
as you say perfect for 2, thanks!
Enjoy and have an awesome week. 🙂
This is a great idea! Having multiple cupcakes just sitting around can get out of control ….FAST 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
I often land up given half the cupcakes away anyway so this really does work out well. Have a great week. 🙂
I just saw Bridesmaids for the first time this weekend and there’s a scene where she bakes one cupcake at home. It’s such a brilliant idea. I love cupcakes but can’t deal with having them around in quantity (no willpower) so I never make them. This is the perfect solution!
No need for willpower is the perfect solution. 😉 Have a great week. 🙂
Cupcakes for two?! Now that is clever. I should start doing this with all of our desserts. That sure would help our diets. 🙂
Must say, it was fun making just two. Have a super day. 🙂
This makes sense to me. Great for a house of two.
Seems less hassle too somehow. Have a great day. 🙂
I love recipes for one or two! That way I’m sure I won’t be tempted to overeat. 🙂
I made muffins this morning and had 3 already!!
Muffins are much healthier – well, they can be. Nothing nicer than enjoying your own baking. have a happy week. 🙂
I was wondering if you have any advice about how to store muffins and cupcakes. Is it ok to refrigerate?
I made pineapple and coconut muffins which were very moist when freshly baked but they get kind of soggy and sticky the next day when kept at room temp. I did sprinkle some sugar on top before baking.
You are storing them correctly at room temperature (in a sealed container). The sugar on top before baking could cause them to go a little sticky. Pineapple is a very moist fruit so that may also be contributing to the muffins going soggy. The humidity on the island will also have a contributing factor. If you do store them in the fridge, let them get back to room temperature before eating them. Hope this helps. 🙂
Finally a cupcake recipe that I can try without having to eat cupcakes for a week! I can’t wait to bake 2! Thanks, Mandy, and have a great day!
You are very welcome ChgoJohn. I look forward to hearing how you enjoy them. Have a great day too. 🙂
Made a batch of banana cupcakes last week, with peanut butter frosting ;-)) Love your chocolate icing too.
I keep forgetting about using peanut butter for icing, thanks for the reminder. Have a super week. 🙂
and no waste!no overeating.. what a super recipe, if you have the oven on anyway you can pop them in.. I do not have much of a sweet tooth so this would be the perfect amount for John and I.. c
It’s always nice to have a “little” recipe on hand C. Have a happy day. 🙂
—So Cooool, Mandy…
I have one question: Is the other cupcake for ME? Xxx
All yours Kim! Have a happy day. 🙂 xo
Sometimes a mini batch is all you need! Last night I found myself looking up recipes for one-serving chocolate cake.
That sounds perfect, I can see it baked in my mini loaf tins. Have a super day. 🙂
Mandy, this is brilliant!! I’ll never deny myself a dessert, but I certainly don’t need a batch to feed 12 people!! This is perfect for a date night!!
You could decorate these so beautifully for date night too. Have a super day. 🙂
It has been getting very warm and humid here! 🙂 Thanks for the advice!
Hope it helps. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this recipe. With two people in the house, it is a perfect way to have a little sweet treat.
Excellent, glad you enjoy the concept too. Have a happy weekend. 🙂
Now there’s a clever idea!! Thanks, Mandy 🙂
I was thrilled with the idea too Linda. have a super week. 🙂
Wow, thank you!!