A Single Girl’s cake for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and if you’re without a plus one this year, fear not, we’ve got just the thing. This cupcake is literally just that – a cake, in a cup. Single serve – so you can have your cake and eat it (all).

It’s also literally the easiest thing to make, ever.

Best served with strawberries, ice cream and salted caramel if you’re game. It’s got a shot of coffee inside, so you can even eat cake for breakfast (we’ve all been there).

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Chocolate Espresso ‘Cup’ Cake
Cuisine: Valentine’s Day
Author: World of Wanderlust
Serves: 1 cupcake (literally)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 short black/espresso (made with a Nespresso machine or similar)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Dash of Vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, and baking powder – mix well.
  2. Add the egg yolk, coffee, vanilla extract and oil – and stir until all combined.
  3. Pour this mix into a well-greased coffee cup.
  4. Microwave on medium high for 85-90 seconds, until the cake has risen and is cooked through. Be careful to not over cook, as the cake will go rubbery.
  5. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, strawberries, caramel or simply dust with icing sugar.


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    February 17, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Game. Changer
    made this about 45 secs after finishing reading this post.

    Keri Blair
    February 11, 2016 at 3:49 am

    What a cute idea!

    February 10, 2016 at 10:37 am

    What a great way to substitute having to make something way too big!

    February 10, 2016 at 7:06 am

    So cuuuutue !

    Can I try it even when it’s not valentine’s day ? 🙂

    Kenza from

    February 10, 2016 at 6:47 am

    That looks so good! I love the cut out heart with sugar at the end. So perf!

    February 10, 2016 at 4:02 am

    Yummy idea!!! ;P

    February 10, 2016 at 2:58 am

    What a nice idea. Although I have a plus one, I can make it in secret and eat it all by myself as well!!!

    Bell & Gem
    February 9, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    There is something so appealing about a cake in a mug!

    Leonie Parker
    February 9, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Looks so yummy. Will be single girl cake for me this year lol

    Leonie ♥

    the travelogue (by Anna & Vanessa)
    February 9, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Such a cute idea!! And seems to be easy to make so we’ll give it a try. But we’ll make 2 cups for the both of us 😉
    xx Anna & Vanessa

    Gabi @ Books & Trips
    February 9, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Mmmmm that looks easy and deliciou!s

    February 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    This looks so yummy!!! Cant wait to try it out.