Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes for Two

February 2, 2016 | By | Comments (2)

A romantic dinner for two can be as simple as steak, roasted asparagus, a side of whole grains, and a delicious glass of something red and sumptuous. So when it comes to dessert, your options should be just as tempting and delicious. Here’s the problem with desserts, however: Most of them serve eight or more. While that’s great for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it’s not ideal for Valentine’s Day. After all, it’s just you and your bae. You need a dessert that’s as special and unique as the two of you. This week, we’ll share all of our favorite desserts for two.

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Cupcakes are some of the sweetest treats you can enjoy on a special Valentine’s Day evening. Too bad most recipes make 12 or more! Don’t waste batter or cupcakes, and whip up these cupcakes for two instead. Not a fan of cherry extract? Feel free to leave it out. The cupcakes will be delicious sans the flavoring!

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes for Two

3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons reduced-fat chocolate milk
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon cherry extract
1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips, melted
2 cherries, for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line two portions of a muffin tin with liners. Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a bowl.

2. Stir in chocolate milk, oil and cherry extract. Mix until the batter is well incorporated and divide batter into the two liners. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

3. Spread half of the melted chocolate on each cupcake and garnish with a cherry.

Serves 2
CALORIES 208; FAT 9g (sat 1.8g, mono 5.2g, poly 2.1g); PROTEIN 3g; CARB 30g; FIBER 2g; SUGARS 19g; CHOL 1mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 173mg; CALC 35mg

Have a tried-and-true dessert you prepare when your crowd is just a duo? Let us know in the comments!

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COMMENTS

  1. René

    Made these as a special treat for Valentine’s. I used 2% white milk and vanilla. To finish I topped them with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips! My sweetheart and I bot agreed, this recipe is a Keeper! Nice to make just two!

    February 15, 2016 at 10:29 am
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