Red Velvet Cupcakes For Two!

Beautiful soft red velvet cupcakes with lush cream cheese frosting! A combination of chocolate and vanilla in a recipe for two persons. That’s right, no leftovers to binge on or to throw out πŸ˜‰

I love to bake and I love to eat. So does my boyfriend. Well, he loves my baking anyway and he definitely loves to eat. I have only seen him bake something once or twice :’) However, sometimes our love for eating is just no match for my love to bake and cook. We have a freezer stuffed with three kinds of  muffinsI believe we have a few other bake leftovers too :’) (Freezer = my best friend) So when I craved for red velvet cupcakes, I decided to experiment a two person recipe. Or as I’d also like to call them: No guilt red velvet cupcakes πŸ˜€ No waste, no leftovers to binge on. It doesn’t get any more perfect!

For these cupcakes you’ll only need a few ingredients. Eggs are not on the list, so you don’t have to check if you have some in the fridge πŸ˜‰ You do need the standard red velvet ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Additionally, you’ll need some oil, milk, vinegar and baking soda. That’s it. All you have to do is mix these to a batter and then bake them into two beautiful cupcakes. The batter shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes and baking will take about 20 minutes. (Feel free to do other stuff while baking though ^_~)

As for the frosting, you’ll need just a couple of minutes! That is, if you remember to take the butter and cream cheese out before starting on the cupcakes. If you forgot to, no worries: cut everything into small cubes and leave it for 30 minutes. Once the butter and cream cheese are softened, all you have to do is mix it to a smooth thick mixture. If you have a mixer, you have practically no work to do! Frost the cooled cupcakes the way you want (I’m not really exciting when it comes to frosting) and you’re done. Easy as pie. ^^

Love,

My Linh

Red Velvet Cupcakes For Two
Serves 2
Delicious soft EGGLESS red velvet cupcakes with lush cream cheese frosting! Just two cupcakes for small households. No waste πŸ˜‰
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients for the cupcakes
  1. 15 g vegetable oil
  2. 2 Tbsp + ΒΎ tsp caster sugar
  3. 1 Tbsp milk
  4. 1 tsp vinegar
  5. ΒΌ tsp vanilla
  6. red food coloring (optional)
  7. 3 Tbsp + ΒΎ tsp all-purpose flour
  8. 2ΒΌ tsp cocoa powder
  9. 1/8 tsp baking soda
Ingredients for the frosting
  1. 90 g confectioner's sugar (sifted)
  2. 15 g unsalted butter, softened
  3. 40 g cream cheese, softened
  4. Β½ tsp vanilla extract
  5. squeeze of lemon juice
For the cupcakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C and put two cupcake liners in the center holes of a muffin tray.
  2. In a bowl, mix the oil, sugar, milk, vinegar and vanilla. Add a few drops of red food coloring and mix (if desired). Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the flour, cocoa and baking soda.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the oil mixture and fold until just mixed.
  5. Divide the batter over the cupcake liners.
  6. Bake the cupcakes 18-20 minutes at 170 C or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. Mix all the frosting ingredients until you get a smooth thick mixture.
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2 thoughts on “Red Velvet Cupcakes For Two!

  1. No way, this is just too much of a coincidence: just today I was gifted a red velvet cupcake mix (insane). How odd that eggs aren’t needed. They look really loveable and perfect swirl of frost on top!

    1. Thank you! These cupcakes took me several tries :’) and Indeed what a coincidence! Especially because this post was planned for next week but I decided to post it earlier, last minute xD You’d probably need eggs for a bigger batch, but since it’s a 2-cupcake recipe, the amount of egg became negligible πŸ™‚

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