Chocolate Spice Cupcakes For Two

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By Stefani Pollack

While these chocolate spice cupcakes for two take only five minutes of prep time and “bake” in the microwave for just ninety seconds, there is nothing simple about their taste.  Brown sugar, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice bring the best part of the classic spice cake to a cupcake that will thrill chocolate lovers. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream and festive sprinkles. 

Be sure to microwave the cupcakes in silicone cupcake liners – paper liners won’t hold their shape and foil liners are not microwave safe.

Chocolate Spice Cupcakes For Two
Yield: 2 cupcakes

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 ½ teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
4 ½ teaspoons milk
1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ egg, lightly whipped (approximately 2 tablespoons whipped egg)
Prepared Whipped Cream
Sprinkles

Directions:

Whisk flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger in a small bowl.

Mix in milk, butter, and egg.
Divide evenly between two silicone cupcake liners. 

Microwave on medium for one minute.

Microwave again on medium for thirty seconds.  If the cupcakes do not bounce back when lightly touched, repeat this step.

Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Serve warm.

 

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The recipe sounds good only, none of your recipes make notation of adjustments for high altitude. I live in the mountains and live at 10,000 altitude. Mary Ann

By Mary Ann on February 08, 2013

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Hi Paula, massive fan here! I know it sounds ridiculous, but I don't have a microwave!? Can I just pop these babies in the oven? They sound delish! If so, which temp and for how long? x

By Rosetta Baker on February 13, 2012

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I watch your show daily. You have inspired me to write a book of cakes. It is now published and may be seen as an ebook on Trafford Publishing, Amazon and Barnes&Nobles;. Thank you so much for the inspiration. WE both have acquired type two diabetes. Not an easy thing to deal with.

By Patty Gaynor on February 13, 2012

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hi!! Paula im from argentina. A few minutes, i prepare this recipe and is FANTASTIC!! My cupcakes are so fluffy and very delicious!! Thank you

By Karen on June 16, 2011

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Paula, I LOVE your recipes but this one I wish I could forget=( I didnt care for this one at all and neither did my husband. But one recipe out of the dozens upon dozens that I have tried from you ain't bad!!!

By Kim on February 22, 2011

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Love all the recipes from the Deen family I have tried

By linda on February 21, 2011

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Lorien - I found them at Michael's, but I'm not sure if they still have them after Valentine's day. You can buy them online here: http://su.pr/1mqV3z Anon - Don't worry. There isn't a typo. The egg does the leavening in this recipe.

By Stef on February 18, 2011

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I could not find these sprinkles ANYWHERE! I've never been so frustrated in my life :-( Any idea where to get them?

By Lorien on February 14, 2011

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I LOVE your recipes and have most of your books. Today, Saturday, 2-12-11, I saw a recipe for Chocolate/Coffee Cupcakes. I'd love to make them for my grandchildren as the last one is going off to college after this year and this is the end of line that has been so much fun. Love You, Claire

By Claire Alonzo on February 12, 2011

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By Re on February 10, 2011

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Why is it so hard to fine your recips?

By Ann on February 10, 2011

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you left out the baking powder or soda. or is the egg supposed to be the levning cup cakes

By Anonymous on February 10, 2011

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Looks great. Easy and a fun fast Holiday idea. Thanks. would like to see more of these on facebook. Lv U

By Lorraine Staszek on February 10, 2011

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I doubled the recipe to make the measurements easier(what do I do with the leftover 1/2 egg?) just tried one while still too warm to frost.good taste and texture. easiest cupcakes I have ever made. I am very happy with this recipe and will try others now that I know how good they can be,thank you Paula.

By michael klahn on February 10, 2011

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for a microwave treat,it can't be beat,smilelol,a sweet and spicy,treat.

By jacque on February 10, 2011

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I love watching you do your cooking you are so happy and full of life I just love you and I love the way your boys treat you

By Myrn McEacharn on February 10, 2011

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I am going to double the recipe and use the whole egg! Who Can eat only one cupcake?

By Heather on February 09, 2011

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hola paula sabes estoy estudiando para chef,pero independientemente de eso hace mucho soy fan tuya,me encanta todo lo q cocinas,explicas las recetas de una forma que uno entiende perfectamente aparte de ser una persona admirable me encanta ver todos tus programas,como me encantaria conocerte seria una alegria estar en tu cocina,dios te bendiga siempre y te de mucho tiempo de vida para que nos sigas alegrando los dias con esas exquisitas recetas besos. atte. KITTY!

By cristina elizabeth ramirez valdez on February 08, 2011

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
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Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
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I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
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