February 14, 2011

Cupcake For One: Happy Singles Awareness Day! Let's Eat Cake.

Happy Single's Awareness Day. Guess what, you're single! Shocking, right?

So....now what?

How about cake?

Treat yourself. You've got so much going for you, that you can't appreciate it enough. 

Someday you will have someone to hold on Valentine's Day and when that day comes, they will eat half of your cake. And you'll remember the good times when it was all yours.

And if you happen to not be single, double the batter for double the fun.

This cupcake is quick and easy to make. Tastes light and airy. Most of the sweetness comes from the glaze, so if you're feeling it, double dip.

"I Want it Now" Single Serving Chocolate Cupcake


Cupcake (serves 1):
1 1/2 tb flour
2 teaspoons quick oats
generous ¼ teaspoon maple syrup
¼ teaspoon baking powder
pinch of baking soda
1 teaspoon yogurt
2 tablespoons skim milk
1 tablespoon or more chopped fruit(I used frozen blueberries)
1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Maple Glaze (1-3 servings):
adapted from the Betty Crocker Cookbook
1 teaspoon butter
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup

Topping(serves 1):
1 tablespoon walnuts
1 square of dark chocolate

Decide you want cake. 

Preheat oven to 350.

Finely chop nuts. Melt chocolate in microwave ten- fifteen seconds at a time or in a pot over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat source promptly when melted. Combine chocolate and nuts, spread out evenly over plate/muffin tin/tupperware. Place in fridge.

In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder. Add milk, yogurt and syrup. Mix. 

Revel in the chocolate-ness of the batter. Dust fruit with flour and mix into batter.

At this moment, the oven will ding.

Pour batter into muffin tin. Scrape bowl with a spatula to get every last bit. 

Bake for 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Prepare glaze. Melt butter in a pan. Remove from heat source and mix with powdered sugar. Add water until desired consistency is reached. (A thick consistency should be spread not poured).

Drizzle over cupcake.

Take chocolate/nut mixture out of the fridge. Break up with a fork. Sprinkle on top of glaze before it hardens.

Save any extra glaze for dipping. Enjoy!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

1 comment:

B.S. said...

Oh, the days of not sharing one's cake. Sigh.