Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes for Two

Happy Valentines Day!

This is a scheduled post, so right now I'm probably shoving chocolate into my face somewhere.  Have I mentioned how much I love Valentines Day... and chocolate?  Yes?  Oops.

Well, I also love single serving recipes.  They're so easy and yummy and don't require cleaning a lot of stuff after you make them.  I definitely don't love cleaning.

This recipe that I'm sharing today isn't a single serving one, but instead something even better for Valentines Day.  A chocolate cupcake recipe that serves two.  One for you, and one for your special someone.  By the way, the "special someone" can be you also.  That's totally fine.  There's nothing wrong with a double dose of chocolate.

Look how gooey!
You know something else? These cupcakes are filled with strawberries.  So romantic, right?  Chocolate and strawberries are like the most romantic combination.

And I'm also pretty proud of the frosting on these babies, 'cause it's made with the middle of the cupcake. Isn't that so awesome?  Absolutely no wasting chocolate here!  That would be a crime.

So, yeah, make these cupcakes.  They take 5 minutes and they're really yummy and you can share them with your valentine or eat both by yourself and there aren't many dirty dishes to clean.  Ummm...  yes please?

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes for Two
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 2 tbsp +1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp applesauce or yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • center of both baked cupcakes from above (details below)
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tbsp mashed banana
  • 2-3 strawberries (fresh or frozen), chopped
Preheat oven to 350F.  In a small bowl, mix together first 3 cake ingredients.  Add in applesauce/yogurt, milk, vanilla, and maple syrup, and mix until a smooth batter forms.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Pour batter into two cupcake liners and bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.  Once completely cooled, cut out the center of the cupcakes, but do not eat or throw them out.
In another small bowl, combine the centers of the cupcakes, along with the remaining ingredients for frosting. Set aside.
Fill the cupcakes with the chopped strawberries, and cover with the frosting you just made.  

Have a chocolate covered day everyone!

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1 comment:

  1. The best chocolate strawberry recipe I have ever tasted. Lucky I found your blog.