Chocolate Cupcakes for Two

Do your plans for Valentine’s Day include a quiet dinner at home with your sweetie?

Do you want to make an easy & chocolatey sweet treat without having a ton of left overs that you will end up eating giving away?

Look no further; these chocolate cupcakes are the dessert for you!

When I found this recipe at An Edible Mosaic, I was a bit leery to try it. I haven’t had much success with egg-less or vegan recipes in the past.Ā  I’m so very happy that I decided to give these cupcakes a shot. They might be one of the BEST chocolate cupcakes I have ever had. They are extremely moist and rich.

My version of these cupcakes are not vegan but if you would like to make them vegan simply swap the milk in the recipe with the vegan milk of your choice.

Since I almost always have left over frosting in the fridge, I topped these with butter cream that I had on hand. Feel free to top with your favorite homemade or canned ( I wont judge) frosting.

Chocolate Cupcakes for Two

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

30 minutes

Yield: 2 cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes for Two

This recipe make two very moist and extremely rich chocolate cupcakes. Perfect for any intimate dinner or satisfying your sweet tooth.


3 Tablespoons flour

2 Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon natural unsweetened cocoa powder, DO NOT USE Dutch-processed cocoa

1/8 Teaspoon + 1/16 teaspoon baking soda

1/16 Teaspoon salt

1/16 Teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder

3 Tablespoon milk

1 Tablespoon canola oil

1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with 2 liners.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt and instant coffee.
  3. Add the milk, oil and vanilla extract. Mix just enough to combine.
  4. Spoon equal amounts of batter into the cupcake liners.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean.
  6. Let cool before topping with your favorite frosting.

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    • Dawn says:

      Thanks so much! I hope that you can try them out. Thanks for the compliments on the photos too; I’ve been really enjoying learning the features on my camera.

  1. shelia says:

    I love that this recipe is for two. I hate baking a lot of food since there is no one to eat it. Thanks so much for the featuring my strawberry rice krispies treats. I’m sitting here drooling over all of the recipes. It’s making me hungry!

  2. Marsha Joy Baker says:

    You are such a tease!!!!! ;-}Those photos are just GAWGEOUS! I surely do love the idea of TWO small desserts instead of a great big one. Fantastic recipe. Pinning for now until I can make them. Thanks a million for sharing. BE.STILL.MY.HEART!

    • Dawn says:

      Thanks! I fell in love with the cupcake tree the second I saw it. Prefect for me:) I’m so glad that you like the cupcake, I hope you get a chance to try them. SOOOOO yummy!

  3. Jutta Lenihan says:

    Oh they look so scrumptious! And a recipe for two is great! Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – see you there again this week with more deliciousness šŸ™‚

  4. Pamela says:

    Love this recipe! You have been featured at Heavenly Treats Friday Features come on over and get your featured button!

  5. Farah says:

    I just wanted to thank you for this recipe. I tried another this evening & it totally failed.
    Afraid, I decided to try a different recipe & yours look perfect!
    I’m making them for a friend’s bday & didn’t want to stare at a (almost) dozen left over cupcakes šŸ™‚
    Thank you!

    • Dawn says:

      Thanks Mindie! All is well here. My baking business is taking off which doesnt leave much time for blogging these days:( Hope all is well with you.

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