Stephanie cooks: Low fat chocolate cupcakes.

Monday, February 13, 2012

I've been really good lately at counting my calories (on MyFitnessPal) and working out, so when I needed to bring something to Bunco on Friday, I was on the look out for anything that wouldn't totally ruin my streak.

So I went to, of course, and found the best cupcake recipe EVER!

I was seriously skeptical, but I thought I would give it a try and if they weren't any good, I'd toss them out and pick up some chips and salsa instead.  But I didn't need to do that because they were fantastic.

If you're watching what you eat but still want to feel like you're cheating, you're definitely going to want to make these!

Low Fat Chocolate Cupcakes

What you need:

  • 18.25 oz Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix (I had to buy 2 cake mixes b/c I could only find it in 16.5 oz size)
  • 1.4 oz sugar free, fat free, instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 1/3 cups water

How you make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix pumpkin and water in stand mixer.
  3. Add chocolate pudding mix to pumpkin and combine well.
  4. Add cake mix and beat for 2 minutes.
  5. Mixture will be thick, but don't worry.  Spoon into cupcake liners and cook for 25 minutes.
  6. Cool 15 minutes before icing.  (I used this recipe.)


Teri M said...

I often dread social events because I know it will be hard to resist the yummy food and I KNOW I shouldn't be eating it. Thanks for sharing! :)

Brandy said...

Look up Black Bean Brownies! They seriously taste exactly the same as regualar brownies but are healthier! Just pureed black beans and a boxed brownie mix!

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