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Sometimes you just need to shove a deliciously chocolate cupcake in your mouth, right ladies?

Fortunately, I have the perfect solution for your cupcake craving – One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake for one. Yup – this recipe makes just one cupcake and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. How great is that? If you insist on being kind and sharing, you can double the recipe and give the other cupcake to someone (or eat it yourself, I won’t judge.) But seriously, I’ve tried doubling the recipe and it turns out fine – anything more than doubling and you’re on unfamiliar turf and I can’t guarantee the results.

Make this cupcake if you can’t get the thought of a sweet, rich and (yes, I’m going to say it) moist chocolate cupcake out of your mind, but have absolutely no self-control and wouldn’t be able to stop yourself from eating a dozen if you tried. Hey – that’s why I made it!

One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcake for One

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 1 cupcake

1 cupcake


  • 1 tablespoon egg white
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose white flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate, finely chopped
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with 1 liner.
  2. Beat the egg white until soft peaks form then gently stir in the sugar, melted butter and vanilla.
  3. Fold in the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and chocolate and gently stir until smooth.
  4. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the cake is fully set. Let cool completely then frost as desired.


Recipe adapted from One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two from How Sweet it is.

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36 Responses to One Bowl Chocolate Cupcake for One

  1. Parsley Sage says:

    …this is a dangerous cupcake recipe. I have zero self control as it is ;) Looks absolutely delicious

  2. Sometimes all you want is one cupcake – now I have the recipe to do it! Perfect :-)

  3. I always love swinging by to say, “Hello from Whimsy Wednesday!” Thank you for partying with us!
    Smart! School {House}

  4. Shae says:

    That is a really need idea and adorable presentation to boot :)

  5. Elise says:

    So perfect for when you have that craving but don’t need 2 dozen cupcakes! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  6. Amy Stebbins says:

    OMG…YUMMY! and I love the pink frosting on the top! I totally just printed this recipe out!

  7. Kelly says:

    Sounds dangerous! But danger is my middle name. :)
    Thanks for chance to eat more cupcakes! :)

  8. You’re a STAR and have the spotlight feature today over at I Gotta Create! Thank you so much for partying with the Wildly Original crowd each week, Nicky. I love this idea. =)

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  9. I wish I had seen this 2 hours ago! I was totally wanting to make just two cupcakes for my daughters! thanks for a great recipe.

    We just got our link party up and running and would love if you came and joined in on the fun. Each week we are giving away free ad space for one week to one random party goer. Our main site gets thousands of hits per day and The Better Half gets thousands per week. Hope to see you there!

  10. These looks delicious! I found you though the SundayFunday link up. I would love for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest this week:

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  12. I love single serve recipes, and this one looks so scrumptious!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there this week too :)

  13. Michelle says:

    You are a lifesaver! I’ve been looking for single recipes. I can’t wait to try this. Looks delicious. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  14. Rebecca says:

    This looks GREAT! Looking forward to giving it a go! Thanks for linking up to WTFAB’s Sunday Funday Bloghop!
    Rebecca (cohost)

  15. I’ll take two — thanks :)

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  18. Great recipe and they are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at last Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party. This weeks party is live. The link to the party is
    Can’t wait to see you there.
    Have a great week.

  19. Pamela says:

    Oh I love 1 serving desserts, but they could be a little dangerous! Your one bowl cupcake has been featured at Heavenly Sunday link party, make sure to come over tomorrow to get your button!

  20. Sam says:

    What about the icing.. Do you have the recipe for that?

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  23. Maddie says:

    Amazing Cupcake! turned out beautiful!

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