If you are looking for a little chocolate hit to satisfy a cupcake craving, without having to make a whole batch, then this is the recipe for you. This simple recipe makes Chocolate Cupcakes For Two, although you can easily adapt it to make more. Perfect for Valentines’ Day!
I am just going to put this straight out there – this is not a healthy recipe. I repeat….this is not a healthy recipe. But, health is all about balance, right? Why am I posting a regular cupcake recipe rather than one made with oat flour/dates/yoghurt? Because sometimes you just want the real thing, and there is nothing wrong with that.
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However, we don’t want to make a whole batch and have the temptation of 10 leftover cupcakes for the new few days, because we all know how that will go. We want to be able to have a full of sugar cupcake once in a while, and then move on back to our regular eating. So, we created a recipe that makes just 2 cupcakes.
Yes, this is a Valentine’s Day recipe – don’t shoot me! We are actually big fans of Valentine’s Day in our house, as any excuse to show each other that we love each other should be celebrated. But, we do that the whole year round too, we just make an extra effort on this day. Seeing as we are talking about romance, I thought I would share with you the story of how Dave proposed to me. It was 10 years ago.
We had booked a holiday to the Spanish island of Gran Canaria for a nice relaxing holiday, although Dave didn’t seem very relaxed at all. He seemed very nervous, but I had no idea why and I never thought he was going to propose. We had been together 8 years already and to be honest I just didn’t think it would ever happen haha.
Then, one evening we went down to the beach to watch the sunset. The beach was deserted except for us and one guy running up and down the beach. Dave was getting annoyed at the guy saying “why can’t he go and run somewhere else?” I found it strange he was getting annoyed about something so normal, and just told him it was a public beach and to get over it. As the sun hit the horizon, the runner disappeared and it was just Dave and I left on the beach. At this point, Dave got down on one knee, opened up a box to reveal the most beautiful ring and asked me to marry him. A proposal doesn’t get much more romantic than that.
Romantic gestures don’t have to be grand. Even something like making a cupcake shows someone how much they mean to you! Now we are an old married couple (okay, less of the old) with a kid, romance to us means a nice meal at home and then sitting down on the sofa with a cupcake and I couldn’t be happier with that. Okay, maybe a grand gesture every now and then is still appreciated. *hint hint*
These cupcakes are really moist and gooey, they kind you would expect to pick up from an expensive bakery somewhere, but you can make them at home with ingredients you already probably have! They are pretty cheap to make too, so that’s an all round win for me! Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. Whether you have been married for years, in a new relationship or single. V-Day isn’t just for couples, it’s the perfect time to show friends and family how much you love them, and show yourself some love too xx
- 40 g Plain flour
- 2 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp Granulated sugar
- A pinch of salt
- ½ tsp Baking soda
- 1½ tbsp Vegetable oil
- 5 tbsp Cashew milk
- 0.5 tsp Vanilla extract
- Icing, grated chocolate and raspberries for topping (optional)
Put all of the ingredients in to a bowl and mix well.
Divide between 2 cupcake cases that have been placed in a muffin tin.
Put in a preheated oven at 180C for 25 minutes. Remove and let cool before icing.
We have some other delicious recipes that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. Try our Black Forest Pancakes, Chocolate and Banana Pinwheels, Nutella Waffles or Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oat Squares.