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Vanilla Cupcakes for Two

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This recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes for Two is a delicious treat that can be made in minutes. Light, fluffy, and delicious. Try it when you need a small batch of something sweet!

close up side view of two vanilla cupcakes on a white plate topped with sprinkles

I have been making cakes for a while.

There is something perfect about a fluffy cake and sweet frosting. To me, the makings of a good cake will also require few ingredients, of which you probably already have on hand in your kitchen and just a few minutes in the oven.

However, when I make a cake, I have to admit that I sometimes find it hard to resist eating too many slices. A whole cake in my kitchen and me being an empty nester is not a good combination. I know myself. For this reason, I love to create small batch desserts whenever possible.

Previously I have shared on the blog a recipe for a Key Lime Pie for Two as well as Red Velvet Cupcakes. Today I decided to keep it simple and share with you some classic vanilla cupcakes. This recipe is a good one to keep in your kitchen toolkit because it makes the lightest, fluffy, and delicious recipe that you will want to make again and again.

Why a cupcake recipe for two?

This cupcake recipe is perfect if you are trying to be more health conscious or watching your calories because, portion control. This recipe yields a total of only two vanilla flavored cupcakes with frosting. The frosting is a delicious vanilla buttercream that can be whipped up in minutes and is light and fluffy. You can top these cupcakes with sprinkles if you want a little something extra.

What is needed to make small batch vanilla cupcakes?

ingredients for small batch vanilla cupcakes for two

  1. All-purpose flour
  2. Baking powder
  3. Salt
  4. Granulated sugar
  5. Butter
  6. Egg white
  7. Milk
  8. Vanilla extract
  9. Almond extract
  10. Powdered sugar

How to make cupcakes for two:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and add two muffin liners to a muffin pan. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder salt, and sugar until combined.

small white bowl with flour mixture for vanilla cupcakes for two beside a napkin

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the egg white, milk, melted butter, and stir to combine. Add the vanilla extract and almond extract and stir to combine. Divide the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan.

two unbaked vanilla cupcakes in muffin pan

Bake the cupcakes for 15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool completely. Prepared the frosting in a small bowl, using a hand mixer or spoon. Mix together the powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla extract until fluffy. Divide the frosting and spread on the cupcakes to enjoy.

white plate with vanilla cupcakes for two on it

Tips to make the best vanilla cupcakes:

  • Use room temperature ingredients.
  • Make the vanilla cupcakes in one bowl, it is not necessary to use an electric mixer.
  • Spray the cupcake liners with cooking spray so the baked cupcakes will not stick to the muffin liner.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  • If you do not have almond extract, just use all vanilla extract instead.
vanilla cupcake on a small white plate topped with sprinkles

Vanilla Cupcakes for Two

This recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes for Two is a delicious treat that can be made in minutes. Light, fluffy, and delicious. Try it when you need a small batch of something sweet!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vanilla cupcake for two
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 443kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and add two muffin liners to a muffin pan. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder salt, and sugar until combined.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the egg white, milk, melted butter, and stir with a spoon to combine.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and almond extract and stir to combine.
  • Divide the batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  • Carefully remove the pan from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
  • Prepared the frosting in a small bowl, by combining the powdered sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla extract until fully combined. You may use a spoon or hand mixer for to make the frosting.
  • Divide the frosting and spread evenly on the cupcakes to enjoy.

Notes

Tips to make the best vanilla cupcakes: 
  • Use room temperature ingredients.
  • Make the vanilla cupcakes in one bowl, it is not necessary to use an electric mixer.
  • Spray the cupcake liners with cooking spray so the baked cupcakes will not stick to the muffin liner.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  • If you do not have almond extract, just use all vanilla extract instead. 

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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hand holding piece of vanilla cupcake

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