Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This Double Chocolate Cupcake recipe is perfect for the ultimate chocolate lover. Topped with Chocolate Frosting, these diabetic-friendly cupcakes are delicious and impossible to resist.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1⅓ cups cake flour or 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup 60% to 70% tub-style vegetable oil spread, chilled
  • ¾ cup fat-free milk
  • ¾ cup sugar (see Tips)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • ¼ cup 60% to 70% tub-style vegetable oil spread, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar (see Tips)
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk


  • Prep

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  1. Allow eggs and butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Line eighteen 2- ½-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, beat vegetable oil spread and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 2 tablespoons at time, beating on medium speed until well mixed, scraping side of bowl constantly. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes more. Gradually add eggs, beating well. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full with batter.
  3. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from cups; cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat vegetable oil spread, cocoa powder and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually beat in powdered sugar (see Tips) until very smooth. Add enough fat-free milk to reach desired spreading consistency (about 1 tablespoon total). Frost cooled cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting.
  • Tips: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking in place of granulated sugar. Follow package directions to use product amount that's equivalent to ¾ cup granulated sugar. Nutrition analysis per serving: same as below, except 157 cal., 22 g carbohydrate. Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate. Carbohydrate choices: 1½
  • We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for the frosting.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 cupcakes
  • Per serving: 170 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 29 mcg folate; 5 mg cholesterol; 17 g sugars; 394 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 50 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 134 mg sodium; 41 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch

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