Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Super Moist Low Fat Chocolate Cupcakes

Do you LOVE cupcakes? Who doesn't LOVE cupcakes? These are wonderful little babies that I found off a really cool blog called Skinnytaste. They work wonderfully for Weight Watchers and they curb your cravings for a treat. They are made with very little ingredients and they are so moist. They are just yummy! I thought I would share. No need to give up everything when you are trying to lose weight, right? Give them a try. Your kiddos will love them and so will you.

Not many ingredients here. You can use any brand chocolate cake mix. The darker the better as far as I'm concerned but with prices the way they are you might have to buy what you can afford.

Mix the water and pumpkin. Add in the pudding mix and mix well. Dump in the cake mix and mix well. The batter will be pretty thick. No worries-these cupcakes will be really moist and yummy!

Fill the cupcake papers about 2/3 full. Use all the batter to make 24 cupcakes. Bake at 350* for 25-28 minutes depending on your oven. Cool.

Mix the glaze ingredients together with a fork. Put the glaze in a zip-loc bag and cut a tiny piece of the end off. Pipe the glaze onto the cooled cupcakes.

These little cupcakes are absolutely wonderful. Whether you are trying to lose weight or just want to eat more healthy, these help the craving for sweet and for chocolate without adding all the fat. Give them a try. Add mini chocolate chips if you would like but it will make them more points and calories. Sometimes you just have to go with it though. :) Have fun!!!

Super Moist Low Fat Chocolate Cupcakes (with Chocolate Glaze)

Servings: 24 • Serving Size: 1 cupcake • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 104.6 • Fat: 2.3 g • Protein: 1.2 g • Carb: 20.2 g • Fiber: 1.4 g • Sugar: 12.3
Sodium: 288.5

• 18.25 oz Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix
• 1.4 oz sugar free, fat free, instant chocolate pudding
• 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
• 1 1/3 cups water
For the chocolate glaze:
• 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
• 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/2-1 tbsp 1% milk
• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
• pinch of salt
Bake at 350* for 25-28 minutes. Cool. Drizzle with chocolate glaze.

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