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2 Minute Single Microwave Cupcake

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Because sometimes you want just one cupcake, not 24. And sometimes you want to be able to eat 7 minutes from when you start thinking about it, including prep work and cooking time. This single serving microwave chocolate cupcake takes about 5 minutes to prepare and 2 minutes to cook- perfect week night treat!
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Ingredients:
-3 Tbs all purpose flour
-1/4 tsp cinnamon
-2 Tbs granulated sugar
-2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/4 tsp baking powder
-1/8 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 large egg (scramble the egg in a bowl and then just use half)
-2 Tbs vegetable oil
-2 Tbs water

Optional: frosting/ decorations, however you like them

Step 2: Mix Ingredients in a Cup

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Any microwave-safe container will work just fine- I used a glass cup, but a mug or jar would also work.

Step 3: Microwave

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Microwave the mixture for about 2 minutes on high- like any other cupcake, you can tell it's done by inserting a toothpick to check whether it will come out clean.

Step 4: Frost/ Decorate

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Now is your chance to get creative. I used vanilla frosting and chocolate chips, but you can use whatever you like.
ljade9239 days ago

I just made this and it's GREAT! It mixes good in a cup but for better results and smoother cake, I would assume mixing it in a bowl would be a little better. I microwaved mine for a minute 30 this time. I might just go with a minute next time, but microwaves vary. Technicalities aside, this is a great recipe that totally works! Thanks for sharing! :)

ljade9239 days ago

I just made this and it's GREAT! It mixes good in a cup but for better results and smoother cake, I would assume mixing it in a bowl would be a little better. I microwaved mine for a minute 30 this time. I might just go with a minute next time, but microwaves vary. Technicalities aside, this is a great recipe that totally works! Thanks for sharing! :)

Mr.L11 month ago

Gorgeous! I love the cocoa ....

I love your cupcakes we decorated them for halloween everyone wanted one!!!!!!!!!!!

made it like 10000 times

my children are loving your recipe they never liked making cupcakes but now they do!!!!!! thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

streetrod51 year ago
I made this 2 minutes ago, mostly because I thought "no, that is not real." It's delicious! I will only cook it for 1 minute 30 seconds next time, though, because I like my brownies on the Kilauea side.
My kids and I have been making these for several years. We make ours gluten free by substituing an equal amount of gluten free all purpose baking mix and using the whole scrambled up egg. We have not tried it with cinnamon but we may!
Such pretty photos. Makes me want a cupcake more than I normally do. :D
plkap74 (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks so much! It's all in the light :)
ashbegash2 years ago
These look FAB! Absolutely have to try this! :)
plkap74 (author)  ashbegash2 years ago
Thanks!