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A chocolate cupcake with pink swirled frosting

One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcake for One

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Servings 1 cupcake


  • 1 tablespoon egg white about ½ one medium-sized egg white
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon grated milk chocolate
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with 1 cupcake liner.
  • Beat the egg white in a small bowl until soft peaks form.
  • Gently stir in the sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  • Fold in the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and grated chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  • Pour in the milk and gently stir until fully incorporated.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 8-12 minutes, or until the cake is fully set and springy to the touch. Leave cool completely then frost as desired - I recommend Strawberry Whipped Cream Frosting.


Recipe adapted from One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two from How Sweet it is.
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