Low Fat Mocha Fudge Chocolate Cupcakes - Easy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

We're all watching our calories around this place... when the jeans get a little more snug, so does the calorie counting! So, what is a girl to do when there's a SERIOUS chocolate craving in the house? Make the recipe a little lighter! Or A LOT lighter!! Who wants to completely sabotage their Cardio Blast workout right?

Many of you have probably already performed this substitution before, but I thought I'd post today's creation anyway. We lightened up our chocolate cupcakes by 1. not using frosting (you'd be surprised just how good a cupcake can still be w/o the lard on top!) and 2. substituting no sugar added applesauce for cooking oil. This dropped a cupcake from 130 cal down to 92 cal, from 6 g fat to 1.3 g fat, and 1.25g saturated fat to .5g!

Mocha Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

1 Box Cake Mix (we used Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge)
1 1/3 C Coffee (we went for a mocha theme and swapped out coffee instead of water but use water here instead if you like)
1/2 C No sugar added applesauce
3 eggs (you could further lighten this recipe by exchanging 3 whole eggs for 6 egg whites - but I love my chickens and their egg yolks... I'm a little bias here)

Mix it all. Pour in cupcake liners about 2/3 full and bake at 325 Fahrenheit for about 18 minutes. EAT! You could top these w/ a dusting of powdered sugar or a drizzle to help control any additional calories and fat... I'm craving chocolate today so it ALL sounds good to me!


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