Friday, July 20, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes

I’m always on the hunt for a delicious dessert recipe, especially for poor Hubby who doesn’t get the amount of homemade treats he used to.  In addition, my niece is visiting so I wanted to have something chocolately and yummy for her to enjoy.  And of course, bottom line is that I want it to be healthy, too.  This recipe absolutely served all purposes!

I adapted this recipe from one I found on Taste of Home.  The cupcakes came together really quickly - I mixed them up and got them in the oven while dinner was on the grill! – and they were OH. SO. GOOD.  Neither Hubby or our niece knew they were healthy!

Hope you get a chance to whip some up soon!

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup baking cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup fat free vanilla Greek yogurt (I had ff honey yogurt on hand)
2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup mini semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix together the flours, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Mix in the yogurt, almond milk and vanilla until incorporated.

Ladle/spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin cups.  Sprinkle the tops with chocolate chips.  (You can also mix the chips into the batter if you prefer)

Bake for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes then cool completely on a rack.  Serve with whipped topping, sprinkled with confectioners sugar, or your favorite frosting.





Nutrition:
Serves 12 – 1 cupcake/serving
Calories 131 / Carbs 27g / Fat 0g / Protein 3g / Fiber 2g / Sodium 342mg

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