How To Make Two Vanilla Cupcakes + Video

Satisfy a cupcake craving with this perfect vanilla cupcake recipe that will give you 2 vanilla cupcakes! These homemade cupcakes have a lovely melt-in-your-mouth texture and are topped with a rich, indulgent buttercream frosting. One bowl and no fancy equipment needed. Can be made in a toaster oven or conventional oven. Recipe video below.

Satisfy a cupcake craving with this perfect vanilla cupcake recipe that will give you 2 cupcakes! These delicious cupcakes have a lovely melt-in-your-mouth texture and are topped with a rich, indulgent buttercream frosting. One bowl and no fancy equipment needed. Can be made in a toaster oven or conventional oven.| One Dish Kitchen

When you’re cooking for one, the thought of making vanilla cupcakes from scratch might not seem like a great idea. Since most cupcake recipes yield at least a dozen cupcakes, you might find yourself with way too many leftovers which can mean stale cupcakes after day two.

Well, I’m thrilled to share this vanilla cupcake recipe with you. It’s a recipe for just two vanilla cupcakes.

One to enjoy now and one to save for later.

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Cupcakes

This cupcake recipe is a wonderful small batch recipe that would be perfect for anyone cooking for one. It’s also be a special date-night dessert, or even a recipe that kids could handle on their own with minor supervision.

These vanilla cupcakes are some of the best-tasting cupcakes I’ve had. I love everything about them, from the golden tops to the delicate and tender crumb – everything is perfect!

I topped them with a simple frosting made from powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla, and cream.

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A vanilla cupcake | One Dish Kitchen

Equipment Needed To Make Two Vanilla Cupcakes

One thing I love about this homemade vanilla cupcake recipe is that I don’t need to bring out my big mixer. One bowl and a spoon are all you need to mix the ingredients together.

I use a small 6-cup muffin pan but you could use a 12-cup if necessary.

Don’t have a muffin pan? No worries, use two oven-safe ramekins instead. Just place the cupcake liners inside the ramekins so that the cupcakes don’t spread in the oven.

These two cupcakes can be baked in a conventional oven or in a toaster oven.

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Small batch vanilla cupcake | One Dish Kitchen

How To Make Vanilla Cupcakes

Step 1

Heat the oven and line either the cupcake pan with two cupcake liners or line 2 ramekins.

Step 2

Mix together melted butter, sugar, an egg white and vanilla. Then, add in self-rising flour (see below) and cream.

Step 3

Pour the cupcake batter into the cupcake liners and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Step 4

After the cupcakes have cooled, frost them if you’d like.

Satisfy a cupcake craving with this small batch recipe for TWO vanilla cupcakes. These delicious cupcakes have a lovely melt-in-your-mouth texture and are topped with a rich, indulgent buttercream frosting. One bowl and no fancy equipment needed and can be made in a toaster oven or conventional oven. | One Dish Kitchen

How To Make Self-Rising Flour

If you don’t have self-rising flour in your pantry, you can easily make your own.

This easy recipe for self rising flour will yield about a cup. Use the amount you need for this recipe and store the rest in a zip-top bag or other airtight container.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix these ingredients together and store to use when needed.

How To Make Cupcake Frosting

To make a rich, creamy frosting for the vanilla cupcakes you will need:

  • powdered sugar
  • butter
  • vanilla extract
  • cream
  • optional candy sprinkles

Mix together the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and cream in a small bowl and spread over the cooled cupcakes.

What To Do With The Egg Yolk

Since these cupcakes are made with only an egg white, save the egg yolk and consider using it in one of these lovely recipes…

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Enjoy!

Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Satisfy a cupcake craving with this small batch recipe for TWO vanilla cupcakes. These delicious cupcakes have a lovely melt-in-your-mouth texture and are topped with a rich, indulgent buttercream frosting. One bowl and no fancy equipment needed and can be made in a toaster oven or conventional oven. | One Dish Kitchen

How To Make Two Vanilla Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: cupcake
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons self-rising flour (see recipe notes)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

FOR THE FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar , sifted
  • 2 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • candied sprinkles , optional

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Place cupcake liners in the cupcake pans or inside two oven-safe ramekins.
  • Whisk together the butter, sugar, egg white, and the vanilla in a medium-sized bowl until smooth.
  • Stir in the self-rising flour.
  • Add the cream and stir until smooth.
  • Pour batter into cupcake liners. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the cupcakes completely on a wire rack.

TO MAKE THE FROSTING

  • Mix together the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, and cream by hand with a spoon or with an electric beater until smooth.
  • Spread frosting over cupcakes and add sprinkles, if using.

Video

Notes

TO MAKE SELF-RISING FLOUR:
Ingredients
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container until ready to use.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 19.5% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 0.7%
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Satisfy a cupcake craving with this small batch recipe for TWO vanilla cupcakes. These delicious cupcakes have a lovely melt-in-your-mouth texture and are topped with a rich, indulgent buttercream frosting. One bowl and no fancy equipment needed and can be made in a toaster oven or conventional oven. | One Dish Kitchen

9 COMMENTS


  1. I love this idea!! Now I can have cupcakes whenever I want… And I can eat them all before my husband comes home and he’ll never know muhahaha. Just kidding, I’ll share 🙂


  2. This is the cutest idea ever 🙂 I love how easy it is to make one for now and one for later (and totally takes away the temptation of eating an ENTIRE batch!!)

  3. Sounds delicious! What can I use to replace the heavy cream. Don’t want to buy container of cream for two tablespoons.


  4. This is perfect for me… I have a voracious sweet tooth so being able to have a cupcake or two without being tempted by a bunch of them around is perfect for me.

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