Jun 2, 2012

Vanilla Cupcakes for Two

Yesterday, I was in need of a dessert for dinner that was on the celebratory side. Jor had his last day at one company before he starts his exciting new gig on Monday! I had two kinds of homemade cookies in the freezer but those just didn’t seem to be enough. I didn’t want to make a huge cake because I would then end up with 3/4 of the cake in my freezer, as there is no way we could really finish the cake in time between the two of us. So I ended up at the trusty ole cupcake. But, similar to the large cake, I was stuck with the idea that we’d still have at least 10 cupcakes to take care of after our celebratory dinner. I did some searching and came across the perfect solution: a cupcake recipe that made the PERFECT two cupcakes! How fantastic is that! Not only did this find present itself perfectly for our dinner but I’m also going to remember this for all those times that I just have an instant craving for that one cupcake. Problem solved!

Being that you are only making two cupcakes, you’ll have this dessert together in no time! Here is what you need:


(From Sally’s Baking Addiction. Makes 2 perfect muffins!)

  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • confetti sprinkles (a couple of shakes)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line just two muffin cups with cupcake liners.

Start with the wet ingredients. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white and granulated sugar. While you combine the egg and sugar melt the butter. Once completely melted, add in the butter, vanilla and milk.

Pour in the baking powder and the flour and give everything a good stir. I found it easiest to use my spatula for this. Go ahead and add the sprinkles at this point. With the batter being a pretty clean slate, feel free to mix it up and add something other than sprinkles. My second choice would definitely have been chocolate chips but with these being for a celebration of sorts, I felt that confetti was most appropriate for the occasion!

Divide the batter evenly into the two cupcake cups. Bake  the cupcakes for 12-14 minutes. Mine ended up needing closer to 14 minutes so just be sure to keep a close eye on them and poke them with the toothpick until it comes out clean.

Let the cupcakes cool for about 20 minutes and during that time you can decide on what icing you’d like to complement the cupcake with. I decided on my favorite chocolate icing from my mom  and I added a few white chocolate chips to the icing. There was an open bag in my cupboard and I just couldn’t help but sprinkle a few in!

I started these around 5pm and in less than 45 minutes, I had two cupcakes frosted and waiting on a plate ready to welcome Jor home from his last day! It could’t have been easier for me but knowing he had a little something special to end his day was even better! You can mix up the batter and icing to create numerous cupcake creations for any occasion or the simple one cupcake craving! For now, that’s vanilla cupcakes for two…in the shell of a nut!

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