Sometimes you don’t want to make a butt-load of cupcakes that will eventually go stale because you just can’t eat them fast enough. Sometimes you just want a small, sweet dessert and that was my goal when I went searching the net for a small batch recipe. It can be a challenge to take a full batch version and cut it down. There’s plenty of math to do and it doesn’t always work out well, as I know. Then again, taking a recipe that makes two and doubling it up to make four doesn’t always go as planned either, which was what I did… because there are four of us in the house.
I found this lovely recipe that even includes a frosting recipe to match the small batch. It’s a very simple version of a chocolate cupcake and it does, in fact, bake up incredibly well, almost like a brownie cupcake. I, of course, took the chocolate chip suggestion and turned it around. I mixed white chocolate chips into the batter to sweeten it up, though the cupcakes certainly didn’t need it to make them taste better.
The frosting is also pretty good. It makes up rather thick (which can be adjusted fairly easily if I wanted to) but it’s too tasty to adjust. To me, it honestly tastes like brownie mix it’s so rich and decadent and utterly perfect for these little cupcakes. I wouldn’t make a full batch of the frosting for a cake, per se, but for something small I think it works really well.
Now, when I need something for a night in, I’ve got the recipe on hand. You can check it out here and make some up yourself! I highly recommend.