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Healthified Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes

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65% less sat fat • 46% fewer calories • 67% less fat than the original recipe. Serving a healthy dessert at your next party? Let them eat cupcakes!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2/3
cup granulated sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/3
cup unsalted butter or no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
3
egg whites

Frosting

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
2
tablespoons unsalted butter or no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
to 3 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients except egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 1 minute.
  • 3 Add egg whites; beat on medium speed 1 minute. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 4 Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and tops just begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar, cocoa, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk with electric mixer on low speed. Gradually beat in just enough of remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over cupcakes.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 200
  • Fat Reduced By 14g
  • Sugar Reduced By 14g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3/4 cup unsalted butter 1/3 cup unsalted butter or no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, softened
2 eggs 3 egg whites
2 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 bar (3 1/2 oz) milk chocolate candy 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, softened
3 oz semisweet baking chocolate 1 to 3 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
430 (before)
230 (after)
Sugars
 
 
40 g (before)
26 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
21 g (before)
7 g (after)

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We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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