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Recipe: two (exactly two!) chocolate cupcakes

Recipe: two (exactly two!) chocolate cupcakes
I have a strange relationship with sweets. I’m kind of obsessed with making them, but I’m not really that much into eating them. I don’t have a big sweet tooth (I’ll take wine and cheese over cookies almost any day of the week). And when I do get hit with a sweets craving, it’s usually short-lived. Like, if I bake a batch of something sweet, I usually take one bite of it and I’m done. And since I live alone, that usually means I’m left with a whole lot of something sweet on my hands. It has always been my dream to come up with a recipe that would bake just a teeny tiny something, just a single serving of a delicious homemade treat–just enough to scratch the itch and nothing more, nothing less. This seemed like an impossible dream, but I decided to give it a try. I believe this may be the greatest thing I have ever done in my life. First things first, don’t even bother getting out your measuring cups. While you’re at it, leave the mixing bowl in the cupboard too.

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