150-Calorie Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting



  • jenniezoe
    jenniezoe Posts: 2 Member
    Looks AWESOME! I am a baker girl with a huge fixation over chocolate and pb at a certain time of the month! My MIL is a diabetic with issues over eating anything healthy?? Seriously. I think I will pull one over on her with this! Thanks!!!
  • GypsySoul_74
    GypsySoul_74 Posts: 152 Member
    glad you guys are enjoying this recipe!! not even joking, i've now tried these cupcakes on almost fifty people (took them to a picnic over the weekend) and NO ONE can tell they're healthy!! people keep raving about how moist and rich they are!!

    also discovered that the unfrosted cupcakes freeze super-well, too! (note: frosting is not exactly picnic-friendly as it is more like a glaze and melts in the heat--thinking adding a package of reduced fat cream cheese to it might help it stand up a little better?)
  • dixielawgirl
    dixielawgirl Posts: 437 Member
    saving for later! These sound great :)
  • staceypunk
    staceypunk Posts: 921 Member
    :tongue: Me want!
  • lulu150
    lulu150 Posts: 58 Member
    Going to have to try these!!! Thanks!
  • emyishardcore
    emyishardcore Posts: 352 Member
  • Sheila_Ann
    Sheila_Ann Posts: 365 Member
    :smile: yum yum...bumping for later!
  • sleepingtodream
    sleepingtodream Posts: 304 Member
    Sounds good! Another idea....I put black coffee in my chocolate cake recipe...could try that too to enhance the flavor (1/2 c. coffee and 1/2 c. water).
  • scythswife
    scythswife Posts: 1,123 Member
  • dawn1801
    dawn1801 Posts: 117 Member
  • sharitapita
    sharitapita Posts: 80 Member
  • RedRita32
    RedRita32 Posts: 321 Member
    You got me at chocolate!
  • kiwidrop
    kiwidrop Posts: 222 Member
    Definitely trying this!
  • meshamoo
    meshamoo Posts: 200 Member
  • SaddyPants
    SaddyPants Posts: 152 Member
    I can't wait to make these! Thanks for posting!
  • BurningAway
    BurningAway Posts: 279
    Today I made over my Triple Chocolate Fantasy Cake, a original recipe which has been a longtime hit with family & friends (but a total calorie bomb at 350+ calories per cupcake!).The revised recipe turned out incredibly well and really reasonable calorie-wise, so I thought I'd share!!

    Chocolate Fantasy Cake

    Dry Ingredients:
    1 3/4 cup (210g) white whole wheat flour
    1 cup (192g) Splenda baking blend - -[I'm not 100% sure this volume-to-weight conversion is correct; I measured by weight]
    3/4 cup (63g) Hershey's unsweetened cocoa
    1.5 tsp baking soda
    1.5 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt

    Moist Ingredients:
    2 eggs (separated)
    1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
    1/4 cup (56g) canola oil
    1/4 cup (62g) unsweetened applesauce
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    1/3 cup (60g) Hershey's milk chocolate chips, melted
    1 cup boiling water

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all dry ingredients. Add all moist ingredients except for egg whites and boiling water. Mix by hand (or on low in a stand mixer) until completely combined. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites into batter. Stir in boiling water; batter will be extremely thin. Pour into two greased & floured 9" cake pans or two lined cupcake pans and bake immediately: 15-18 minutes for cupcakes or 28-30 minutes for large cakes. (May take slightly longer; cake will form a solid exterior but the "toothpick test" will not work--the toothpick will never come out quite clean.)

    Yield: 22 cupcakes

    Per unfrosted cupcake: 90 calories / 4.5g fat / 12g carbs (4g sugar) / 2.5g protein

    Low-Fat Peanut Butter Frosting:

    (Note: This turns out like something between a frosting and a glaze--haven't quite perfected it, but a dozen people think it tastes great, so it's what I'm using on them for now! This frosting would not work for a full-size cake because of the consistency.)

    1 cup (96g) PB2 powdered peanut butter
    1-1/2 cup (180g) powdered sugar
    6 tbsp cornstarch
    4-5 TBSP almond milk

    Mix PB2 with 2 TBSP almond milk. Mixture will be very thick; just keep mixing. Add powdered sugar and continue mixing. If you need a drop or two more of almond milk to be able to mix in all the powdered sugar, use it--but be VERY sparing. Once the first three ingredients have blended, add the cornstarch one TBSP at a time to thicken the frosting.

    If divided into 22 servings (one per cupcake) the nutrition data looks like this per serving: 41 calories / 0.5g fat / 8g carbs (4.5g sugar) / 2g protein

    I garnished my frosted cupcakes with 8 chocolate chips each, which brought the nutrition grand totals to: 155 calories / 23g carbs (11g sugar) / 6g fat / 5g protein

    Hope somebody else who is a total chocolate & peanut butter junkie like me finds this recipe useful!!

    YOU ME MY BEDROOM NOW! Bring the frosting.
    KANGOOJUMPS Posts: 6,474 Member
  • cmkile1003
    cmkile1003 Posts: 256 Member
  • LeahT84
    LeahT84 Posts: 202 Member
    bump to try
  • What is "Splenda baking blend"? Is it sugar? Doing a google search I get sugar splenda mixes. Is it flour & sugar mixed? I'd rather make the recipe without sugar substitutes!