Vanilla Cupcakes for Two

2 vanilla cupcakes

I like cupcakes.

Sometimes I want a cupcake. Stat.

….without having 11 leftover from the batch!

 I considered it my lucky day when I stumbled upon Jessica’s one bowl vanilla cupcakes for 2. that’s right. one bowl. two cupcakes. easy peasy.

batter for just 2 vanilla cupcakes

These vanilla cupcakes are absolutely perfect! Sweet, buttery, soft, fluffy and full of rich vanilla flavor. Perfect for sharing! You can have fun with these and add any goodies into the batter like chocolate chips, funfetti sprinkles, etc.

I left mine plain inside but went to town with the sprinkles on top. 😉

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2 vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes for Two

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 cupcakes
  • Category: Cupcakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Perfect to share with your sweetie!


  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • frosting (I used store bought – you could also use leftovers from my homemade vanilla buttercream)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line a muffin pan with 2 liners.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the egg white and sugar until combined.
  3. Stir in the vanilla, melted butter, and milk. Add flour and baking powder and mix everything together well.
  4. Divide the batter between two cupcake liners and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely and frost/decorate as desired.


  1. Be sure to check out my 10 tips for baking the BEST cupcakes before you begin!
  2. Adapted from how sweet it is.

Keywords: cupcakes for 2


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  1. Hey! I really loved the idea of 2single cupcakes. It was stupider easy to make and I put them in ramekins instead of using liners. My only concern was that it really did come out tasting a little strange with a gelatin like texture. Any thoughts on that? Thanks!! I can’t wait to try other recipes ☺

  2. Can I double this recipe for 4 cupcakes? 

    1. Pls send me the recipe for small batch of Cream Cheese Chocolate cupcakes. I never bake for a crownd and do not understand why we do not have recipes for let say 2,3 or 4 people. We are 2. Everything on this computer has been frustrating since 1998.

  3. 2nd year that I made these for my Hubby’s birthday! It’s really the perfect recipe. this year I added sprinkles bc everything is better with sprinkles !

  4. Baked these last minute for my husband’s birthday and he loved them!! I ended up having to substitute canned coconut milk for real milk (since we didn’t have any in the fridge) and used baking soda instead of the baking powder… and miraculously everything still turned out alright! The recipe made 3 cupcakes and they were moist, but pretty dense and heavier compared to regular cupcakes. I made a homemade frosting with powdered sugar, butter and a tablespoon of coconut milk as well and it was perfect 🙂

  5. I made these for my husband’s birthday so that we wouldn’t have tons of extra cake or cupcakes around. The recipe was easy to follow and took no time at all. I found the cupcakes took a little longer than the suggested time. I also found them to be quite dense compared to normal cupcakes. They had great flavor and tasted great with some homemade chocolate icing. Not sure if I’ll make them again.

  6. Love the idea of a small batch so I don’t end up eating 12+ of them! Made 3 in my mould but unfortunately we both found it very eggy despite following the recipe.

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