Vanilla Cupcakes for Two + Frosting for Two Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes for Two + Frosting for Two Cupcakes

Quite a while ago, I found my way from Pinterest to the How Sweet It Is recipe for one-bowl vanilla cupcakes for two. Last night I decided to try them out.

As they were baking in the oven, I realized that I was going to need frosting but didn’t want to make a big batch that I wasn’t going to use. I searched online for “frosting for two cupcakes” or “how to make a small batch of frosting” but nothing turned up.

I found the Wilton workbook for the cake decorating class I took in December and decided to quarter their recipe for frosting. It made enough frosting for the two cupcakes, and if you can handle frosting like a responsible adult and not pile it on your cupcakes like I did above, you could even make half of what I did and still have plenty for each cupcake. On the other hand, if you happen to have frosting left over like Mrs. How Sweet did, this is a good way to use that up.

Vanilla Frosting for Two

Recipe for Cupcakes for Two.
Author: Jess


  • 1/4 c Crisco or softened butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar as needed I just dumped it in there until it was as thick as I wanted it to be, I’m guuuessing it was 3/4 of a cup to a full cup.


  • Mix the crisco or butter, vanilla, and water together until combined. Since it was such a small amount, I whisked it in a bowl by hand. Add the powdered sugar in a little at a time, mixing completely as you go, until you have reached the thickness of frosting you want.


The cupcakes themselves were amazing, it’s a great recipe. The best part of this whole experience happened this morning, when I realized that I didn’t have any leftover cupcakes to pig out on for breakfast.