Easy, one-bowl chocolate mini cupcakes are 100% whole wheat, low in sugar and have no butter or oil – and they are super fudgy!
Happy Monday! Only semi happy here, to be perfectly honest. My team lost. Lost big. Lost bad. And we were so pumped! The whole family, M and J, all of us, were so into it. Dabbing. Chants. Cheers. Excitement! But we lost. Sigh. That was yesterday, and this is today.
So now, I’m all about Valentine’s Day!
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I don’t buy candy for my kids. Ever. They get it at preschool, from family on occasion and I do buy a little as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, but that’s it.
It works pretty great because they never, ever ask me for candy. Because mama doesn’t buy candy. It’s already ingrained, so there’s just no battle there. #onelessthing
However, that doesn’t mean they are deprived. Far from it.
These double chocolate mini cupcakes have been a big hit at our house this Valentine’s Day. I also made some regular size cupcakes out of these and M was a very happy girl. Does it get better than cupcakes? Not when you are 4, apparently. 😉
And these unbelievably soft, light, chocolate-loaded cupcakes, these make mama happy too. They’re 100% whole wheat, low in sugar and don’t have butter or oil. Plus, they are so sweet that you don’t even need icing.
All around a much healthier version of cupcakes. And you better believe I popped a couple myself!
Also, just one bowl needed. So you won’t mind making a second batch 3 days after the first one has been devoured.
Oh, and they are vegan-friendly as well. Just use soy milk and vegan chocolate chips. (M used to have a milk allergy – outgrown now! – so we’ve made lots of vegan treats.)
(I use mini muffin pans like this all the time – especially for the kids’ muffins.)
I recommend storing these in the fridge after the first day. (I actually like them cold so I keep them in the fridge once they’re cooled.) They freeze well, too, if you want to get the extras out of sight so you don’t eat.them.all. Because you will want to. They will whisper sweet chocolate nothings, beckoning you to snag just one more. #myfoodspeakstome Also, definite #portioncontrolproblems
As I said, you can make these mini cupcakes or you can make full cupcakes. I prefer the small ones. It works better for my little ones to have a smaller sweet snack and I prefer having a couple little ones instead of a whole cupcake. And then I can have one every day. Maybe multiple times a day…
So very fudgy!
Whether you make these Valentine’s Day or just to satisfy the must.have.chocolate feeling, I hope you enjoy these super chocolatey mini cupcakes!
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