Single-Serving Espresso[cup]cake

I want I may declare possession of this ingenious thought, however – alas – the credit score goes to Jaime of Prudent Child. Her Cup of Espresso Cake caught my consideration just a few months again, and I lastly obtained round to creating my very own model.

I used my common substitutions (applesauce for butter, complete wheat pastry flour for all-purpose, and so forth.) and was very happy with the ensuing espresso[cup]cake.

Right here’s what you do (scroll down for full recipe):

1. Seize an oven-safe espresso cup and stir collectively some applesauce and a little bit of unrefined sugar within the backside.

2. Whisk in an egg white, some yogurt, vanilla extract, complete wheat pasty flour, and baking powder.

3. Prime espresso cake batter with a crumbly combination of complete wheat pastry flour, canola oil, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

4. Bake till puffed and cooked by way of.

5. Dig in!

Smooth vanilla cake topped with a cinnamony crumble portioned out right into a single serving… so you’ll be able to have espresso cake everytime you need!

Single-Serving Espresso[cup]cake

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook dinner Time: quarter-hour

Key phrases: bake breakfast bread

Components (1 serving)


  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp unrefined cane sugar (or 1 Tbsp for a sweeter cake)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup complete wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Crumble Topping:

  • 1 1/4 tsp canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp complete wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp floor cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Calmly grease an oven-safe 6 oz espresso cup.

Within the backside of the cup, stir collectively the applesauce and sugar till well-combined. Utilizing a fork, whisk within the egg white. Whisk within the yogurt and vanilla extract. Stir within the 1/4 cup flour and baking powder simply till mixed. Don’t overmix.

In a small bowl or ramekin, stir collectively the oil, 1 Tbsp flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon till crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the batter within the cup.

Place crammed cup within the oven and bake for about quarter-hour, or till a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out largely clear.

Fastidiously take away espresso[cup]cake from the oven and let cool for a few minutes earlier than devouring.