Chocolate Cupcakes For Two – Valentine’s Day Celebration Event

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Chocolate Cupcakes For Two.

As in the two most delicious chocolate cupcakes you have ever had. And the perfect way to start the…

Valentine’s Day Celebration Blog Event!!

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So before we get to the cupcakes, I would like to cordially invite you to Crunchy Creamy Sweet’s Valentine’s Day Celebration Blog Event!!!

I have been working all of January to bring you the ultimate Valentine’s Day Chocolate Experience. I invited some of my favorite food blogger friends to bring their sweet treats and they have been working really hard in their own kitchens. It’s going to be 14 days of amazing desserts and some surprises (i.e. a giveaway or two)  along the way!

Are you ready? icon smile Chocolate Cupcakes For Two   Valentines Day Celebration Event

Throw the confetti! Pop the bubbly! Let’s celebrate the biggest chocolate holiday of the year!!!!

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And let’s start with cupcakes! icon smile Chocolate Cupcakes For Two   Valentines Day Celebration Event

Can I just say it took me about a dozen tries to get them just like I wanted? Yep, a dozen times. I tried many different recipes for just two cupcakes but none of them were what I wanted. My goal was to make two of the best chocolate cupcakes we have ever had and that they would be easy to make to boot. I wanted them big and tall. I wanted them so utterly chocolatey – it would make you weak in your knees!

And… I got them!

I started with Faith’s recipe and went from there. I doubled the ingredients to get more height. I added vinegar, which may seem strange to you, but I promise it has it’s purpose here. You won’t taste it a bit but it magically gives the crumb the rich chocolate slightly reddish color. Love it! If you are using the regular Dutch-processed cocoa powder ( that doesn’t have the acidity ) instead the all natural cocoa powder, it will also help activate the baking soda. Baking soda needs something acidic to react in your recipe. I also added some melted chocolate to the batter. More chocolate is always a good thing. icon smile Chocolate Cupcakes For Two   Valentines Day Celebration Event

Oh, and guess what? They are vegan! No egg here so if you are avoiding them, can’t have them or simply run out of them – you can still have the best chocolate cupcake ever. Do I get a high five? icon smile Chocolate Cupcakes For Two   Valentines Day Celebration Event

So the cupcakes were absolute perfection. Made momma proud. icon smile Chocolate Cupcakes For Two   Valentines Day Celebration Event But we are going all in here. After all, we are making a special treat for you and your loved one to enjoy, so why stop there? Let’s add a surprise inside!

Pink cream cheese filling to balance the richness of the frosting-cupcake combo. icon smile Chocolate Cupcakes For Two   Valentines Day Celebration Event Simply mix 2 tablespoons of softened cream cheese with pink gel food coloring and a teaspoon of heavy cream and fill your cupcakes. And it looks pretty too! icon smile Chocolate Cupcakes For Two   Valentines Day Celebration Event

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 Now, can we talk about this frosting for a moment? This frosting is THE BEST chocolate frosting your taste buds will have the pleasure tasting. Forget the confectioners’ sugar and butter kind. This one is not only the easiest to make but the most amazing in taste. The only way to go when you are making a special treat for the Valentine’s Day or any celebration that calls for chocolate indulgence.

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 Not a bad start to our event, huh? icon smile Chocolate Cupcakes For Two   Valentines Day Celebration Event

Chocolate Cupcakes For Two with Whipped Ganache Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 2 cupcakes

The best chocolate cupcakes! Make only two servings. Perfect for Valentine's Day celebration or any other celebration that calls for chocolate indulgence, or simply when you crave chocolate but don't need a whole dozen of cupcakes. Eggless, which makes them vegan. Topped with whipped chocolate ganache, which melts in your mouth. The easiest and most amazing in taste chocolate frosting. Filled with unsweetened cream cheese filling, tinted pink. The frosting and filling are not vegan.

Ingredients

  1. for cupcakes:
  2. 5 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  3. 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  4. 3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. 1 tsp semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks, melted
  6. 1/8 tsp baking soda
  7. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  8. 1/16 tsp ( a dash ) salt
  9. 3 Tbsp cold water
  10. 2 Tbsp canola oil
  11. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  12. 1/4 tsp white vinegar
  13. for filling:
  14. 2 Tbsp cream cheese, softened
  15. 1/2 tsp heavy cream
  16. 1 drop pink gel food coloring
  17. for ganache frosting:
  18. 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  19. 1/4 c heavy whipping cream
  20. 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  21. 1 Tbsp corn syrup

Instructions

  1. Make cupcakes: line two cavities of your cupcake pan with liners. Set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients ( flour, sugar, cocoa powder, soda, baking powder and salt ). Set aside. In a small measuring cup, stir together water, oil, vanilla and vinegar. Add to dry ingredients and stir. Add melted chocolate and stir just until combined. Divide into two liners. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of each cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely.
  2. Make filling:
  3. In a small bowl, mix together softened cream cheese, gel food coloring and whipping cream. Mix well until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Make frosting: Place chocolate in a small mixing bowl. In a saucepan, heat up cream, sugar and corn syrup just until boiling. Pour over chocolate and do not stir. Let sit for at least 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Let cool 10 minutes. Place in a bowl of a stand mixer and whip until lighter in color and texture, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer into a piping bag or frost cupcakes with spatula.
  5. Assembly: To fill cupcakes, cut a 1" square or triangle shaped hole in each cupcake. Fill with prepared filling. Frost the top with whipped ganache and top with sugar hearts.
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To see my photo tutorial on making sugar hearts, click here.

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Check out the second post of the event: Chocolate Ganache Heart Cake!

Come back tomorrow for another amazing treat! In the meantime, you can follow our Pinterest board where you will find all the treats from the event!

xoxo,

Anna

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  • gerryspeirs

    Amazing cupcakes, that last pic does it for me :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thanks, Gerry!

  • curryandcomfort

    Talk about a chocolate-fest!! I will be here with napkin in hand to wipe off the drool. :) These cupcakes are fabulous. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Always happy to have you here! :) Thanks, Ramona!

  • Sandra Garth

    You get a high 5, gold star and 2 thumbs-up!!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thank you, Sandra! :)

  • http://twitter.com/DarjeelingDream Joyti

    Oooo, that looks so decadent and delicious. How sweet.

  • http://twitter.com/DarjeelingDream Joyti

    Oooo, that looks so decadent and delicious. How sweet.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      These are the most decadent cupcakes we’ve ever had! Thanks, Joyti!

  • Melissa

    These look so good! =)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Melissa :)

  • Melissa

    These look so good! =)

  • valsocal.blogspot.com

    Cupcake perfection!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thanks, Val!

  • valsocal.blogspot.com

    Cupcake perfection!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    This recipe looks similar to my very favorite vegan chocolate cupcake recipe. I LOVE that this only makes two cupcakes! But at the same time, it is also very very dangerous for me to have this recipe in my hot little hands. I am going to have to restrain myself!
    Double high-five to you Anna!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I know exactly what you mean, Amanda! :) Who can resist these? Thank you :)

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    This recipe looks similar to my very favorite vegan chocolate cupcake recipe. I LOVE that this only makes two cupcakes! But at the same time, it is also very very dangerous for me to have this recipe in my hot little hands. I am going to have to restrain myself!
    Double high-five to you Anna!

  • Amber (Sprinkled With Flour)

    These cupcakes look so good! Except I don’t think they would last for two people…I would hog them all to myself. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Let me just say that testing this recipe was pretty fun for me :) Thanks, Amber!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    I popped open a bottle of bubbly; I’m ready! These look so good.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Glad to have you here, Jennie! Thank you! xo

  • Wendy @ themondaybox.com

    First, I am awed by the cupcake. Beautiful. Then, I am awed by your persistence. I would have given up after the 4th or 5th try :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol There were moments when I was getting frustrated but it was all worth it! :) Thank you so much, Wendy!

  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    Your cupcakes are gorgeous, Anna! I just wish I had one now! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I wish I could share them! Thanks, Laura!

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  • aimee

    these look so yummy! and i love that it’s just enough for 2, since my husband and i always end up with way too many sweets. yum!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! So glad you like this idea, Aimee! Thank you so much!

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  • Nancy

    Anna, I love everything about this post and these cupcakes. Yay for your Vday celebration blog event! It’s great that this recipe only makes 2 cupcakes – I’m always the one who ends up eating a dozen unless I immediately give them all away. I am keeping this frosting recipe and can’t wait to try it. It’s high praise when you say it’s the best. Everything about this looks incredible!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oooh, you will LOVE this ganache frosting! It’s amazing! :) Thanks so much, sweet Nancy!

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  • http://twitter.com/VickiBensinger Vicki Bensinger

    These sound wonderful and how great that it just makes two. That certainly will help keep our waistline trim instead of finishing off a batch of 12 and feeling disgusting then. Nice recipe and great photo. I love your hearts as well. I viewed them last week I think and printed it off but don’t remember if I ever posted a comment in the crazy life I’ve been leading lately. If I forgot to post something I loved them and will be sure to duplicate them. I look forward to your 13 other Valentine Day treats.

  • Hollis

    i just finished baking these and wished i quadrupled the recipe! it was so yuumy! you’re absolutely right when you claim this was the BEST chocolate cupcake for tow! thanks fir sharing. now if i could just make a bigger batch with the same results ….

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi Hollis! Omg, I am absolutely thrilled that you made these cupcakes! Thank you! So glad you think they are the best. :) I am working on a recipe that makes a regular dozen so stay tuned! :) Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know you’ve tried my recipe!

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  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    You outdid yourself with these amazing cupcakes! What a way to kick off your Valentine’s Day celebration!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thank you so much, Lizzy :)

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  • Anita at Hungry Couple

    These look absolutely heavenly and I love that they’re perfectly portioned for two. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You need to try the ganache! It’s amazing! Thanks, Anita!

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  • Anne B

    Anna…I’m going to have to quadruple the recipe….because 2 just won’t be enough for me! Absolutely brilliant idea, though! These look so decadent….and you know I LOVE those little pink sugar hearts! : )

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I will be sharing my recipe for the best chocolate cupcakes soon :) It makes a nice number :) Thank you, sweet Anne!

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  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    I love this! Sometimes I really only just want a bite or two of a fresh cupcake. Or with all the other desserts I make, I have a craving and don’t need 12 or gasp…24. This is perfect AND that the cupcakes sound so good. I’ve tried single serving mugcakes & they cannot compare…at all!

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  • Jackie Cooper

    Hi Anna

    Since I can’t comment on your Pink Velvet Cupcakes post, I will comment here. What brand of pink gel food coloring did you use in that recipe.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi Jackie! So sorry about that. I just opened the thread for comments. I always use AmeriColor food gel color. It’s available at Hobby Lobby. Hope this helps!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    I have to admit, I haven’t done it yet. But thank you for reminding me, Jackie! I will add it to my list.