These are soooo awesome! They are moist, fluffy, and light at the same time- quite amazing. And very easy to make. I watched the movie No Reservations in the background (really fun movie complete with an awesome Italian soundtrack that’s perfect for when you’re in the kitchen) and whipped these up in a snap.
Thank you Kim for the recipe! You now have two pingbacks from me. I will no longer have to resort to boxed baking mixes when I am craving a good ol’ chocolate cupcake.
So, my friends, give these LOW FAT cupcakes a shot- you will not regret it!
1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup 1% low-fat buttermilk
1-1/4 ounces dark (70 percent cocoa) chocolate, finely chopped
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk.
Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well combined (about 3 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla, beating well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to granulated sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Fold in chocolate. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups lined with muffin cup liners. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
Per cupcake: 156 calories, 6g fat (3.4g sat), 24g carb, 3.1g protein, 132mg sodium
From Cooking Light