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Apple-Spice Cupcakes

  • 25 m
  • 41 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“Subtly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, each Apple-Spice Cupcake is chock-full of chopped apple.”


    • 12 paper cupcake liners
    • Nonstick cooking spray
    • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
    • ½ cup white whole-wheat flour
    • ¼ cup flaxseed meal
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ½ teaspoon baking soda
    • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 1 (6 ounce) container plain low-fat yogurt
    • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute equivalent to ⅓ cup brown sugar (see Tips)
    • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 tablespoon molasses
    • 1 large apple (such as Granny Smith, Braeburn, or Gala), cored and finely chopped (1 cup)
    • ⅔ cup frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
    • Ground cinnamon for sprinkling


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twelve 2- ½-inch muffin cups with paper liners, or coat muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2 In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder, ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, salt, and cloves. In a medium bowl, combine egg, yogurt, brown sugar, applesauce, oil, and molasses. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Fold in apple. Fill muffin cups ⅔ full with batter.
  • 3 Bake 16 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from cups; cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 4 Top each cupcake with whipped topping and sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Makes 12 cupcakes.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose from Sweet'N Low Brown or Sugar Twin® Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ⅓ cup brown sugar.
  • Nutrition Per Serving with Sugar Substitute: Same as below, except 127 calories, 17 g carb., 138 mg sodium.
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