Single-Serve Satisfaction

My first full week on Weight Watchers, and this morning’s weigh-in told me that I lost a pound! That’s the first progress I’ve seen in months, ladies and gentlemen, so something must be working!
However, all of that snacking on vegetables and monitoring every bite into my mouth has left me with a serious carb craving. And I don’t mean the kind of carbs you can shovel in via rice cake.
Nope. I was craving a cupcake. Fluffy cake, thick tangy icing…I’m salivating at the thought of it. But I knew that if I busted out the carrot cake cupcakes from a few weeks ago, or my old stand-by chocolate recipe, I’d be sorry. One girl and 12 cupcakes alone in a house on a Friday night? You’d better pull the blinds now.

So I went on a search. There must be some way (that didn’t involve downing a whopping 8-point Tim Horton’s chocolate chip cookie) that I could make my cake and eat it too.

The answer to my puzzle? Cue the lovely Chocolate-Covered Katie, whom I’ve never met, but repeatedly blog-stalked. Her Single Lady Cupcake was the perfect solution to my problem; and it would ensure that I didn’t power back 6000 calories worth of baked goods.

With a few adaptations, and a tablespoon full of buttercream icing, I present to you:

Single-Serve Key Lime Cupcakes
3 tbsp flour
pinch of salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil
juice of half a lime
1.5 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp baking powder
1.5 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp lime zest

In a small bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and lime zest. Add remaining ingredients, mix until well-combined, and pour into a greased, lined baking tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool, and frost with…

One-Bite Buttercream
1 tsp butter, softened
2 tbsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp lime zest
juice of half a lime

Cream ingredients together, adding more icing sugar if necessary. Frost your cupcake, and pout a little because there will be no extra frosting to eat afterwards.

Isn’t this just the perfect idea? I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of it before. This could be dangerous, you guys. Imagine how many other lonely, single cupcakes are out there, waiting to be devoured…

5 thoughts on “Single-Serve Satisfaction

  1. That’s amazing!!! I am definitely trying this. It’s so hard to bake and not eat a bunch of it, that’s why I don’t do it often unless I have somewhere to take it all. The worst part is, baking really soothes me, so lately I have been wanting to bake and bake and bake!

    Congrats on the 1 pound, that is a great start!

  2. Congrats on your 1st pound!
    Your idea of a single cupcake is awesome! Thanks for sharing this! I have to try and make this for my husband as he’s definitely sufferingdue to my low sugar/little gluten diet.

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