Chocolate Covered Strawberry Peeps Cupcakes for Two

by Erin

Remember during November when I shared a Thanksgiving dinner for two on Single Serving Sunday? Well I had originally intended to do a Valentine’s dinner for two today, but slacked off and only made dessert. It’s still a dessert for two, making it a perfect dessert for you and a special someone to enjoy together.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Peeps Cupcakes 1

These cupcakes were inspired by my strawberry stuffed cupcakes I made awhile back which were a huge hit – white cupcakes with a whole strawberry stuffed inside and topped with fresh strawberry buttercream. But this time around the cupcakes are chocolate, making them chocolate covered strawberry cupcakes! In case that isn’t good enough, they are also topped with chocolate dipped strawberry flavored Peeps.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Peeps Cupcakes 2

Two years ago: Cinnamon-Blueberry Bread Pudding

Three years ago: Asiago Bagels (with Chipotle Pepper or Garlic & Chive Cream Cheese)


Makes 2 cupcakes



3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp sugar

1-1/2 tsp dark cocoa powder

1/8 tspbaking soda

Pinch of salt

2 Tbsp water

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

1/8 tsp vanilla extract


3 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

2/3 cup powdered sugar

Pinch salt

3 whole small strawberries, two hulled and one minced

2 Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Creme Flavored Peeps (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and
    salt. Make a small well in the middle of the bowl and add the water, oil and vanilla. Whisk together
    until smooth.
  2. Evenly distribute the batter between two liners. Bake for about 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.
  3. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting. In a small bowl, beat the butter until creamy then add
    the powdered sugar, salt and pureed strawberry. Continue beating until very light and fluffy. Add more powdered sugar if necessary to reach desired consistency *.
  4. Using a paring knife, carve out a portion from the top of the cupcake resembling an upside-down cone (sized
    to fit the strawberries). Insert strawberries, pointed end down. Pipe or spread frosting on each cupcake. Top with Peeps, if using. Enjoy!

* I didn’t add enough powdered sugar to mine, as you can see it spread a bit after topping with the Peeps.

Source: Adapted from The Baker Chick and my Strawberry Stuffed Cupcakes.


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DessertForTwo February 10, 2014 - 12:40 am

You know how much I love small batch desserts! Consider these added to the list!! :)

Allie | Baking a Moment February 9, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Aw! This is such a sweet idea! I love the strawberry inside, and the peep on top is so adorable! <3

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef February 9, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Peeps. I haven’t had a peep since I left Australia. I must learn to make them and then I can have one of these gorgeous cupcakes!

Emily @ Life on Food February 9, 2014 - 3:57 pm

This is just what I need. Every weekend I make one treat for the week. A treat for 20 let’s say. Problem is we eat it all up by Tuesday. Too much sweets. Since I cannot say no, making them for two will be my new diet.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) February 9, 2014 - 11:43 am

mmmmm now I want chocolate covered strawberries :)


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