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Recipe: Cooking Light's Chocolate Cupcakes

Let me tell you, my husband made these for me the other night and they are fantabulous...everyone should taste how heavenly these are!! You'll never go out and buy another chocolate cupcake again! I promise. They're light, but not light in that 'omg this is so healthy I can taste the flour before it was ground' light, it's still sweet enough and chocolately enough that you feel like you can have 10. And you just might.

So, here it is:

Ingredients

 

Cupcakes:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fat-free milk


Frosting:
1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons fat-free milk
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 


Preparation


Preheat oven to 350°.To prepare cupcakes, beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 3 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with 1/2 cup milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix after each addition.

Spoon the batter into 12 muffin cups lined with paper liners. Bake at 350° for 22 minutes or until cupcakes spring back easily when touched lightly in the center. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack, and remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

To prepare frosting, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a small, heavy saucepan over low heat. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, and chopped chocolate, and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and cool. Stir in the powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Spread frosting over cupcakes.

Voila!



Yield


1 dozen (serving size: 1 cupcake)


Here's the other information nobody really understands or cares about:

 

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Nutritional Information


CALORIES 261(28% from fat); FAT 8.2g (sat 4.8g,mono 2.4g,poly 0.4g); PROTEIN 3.5g; CHOLESTEROL 53mg; CALCIUM 32mg; SODIUM 180mg; FIBER 0.3g; IRON 1.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 44.5g

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