Whenever I need a healthier version of a dish, I usually check out Gina's Skinny Taste because she specializes in making low fat versions of fattening recipes that everyone loves. So, I scoured her dessert section and found a chocolate cupcake recipe. Score! However, I did make some changes. Instead of Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix, I used Devil's Food mix. Also, instead of pureed pumpkin, I used unsweetened apple sauce. And finally, I baked the cupcakes for 18 minutes instead of the suggested 25-28 minutes. For legal purposes, please go to her website for the recipe - Super Moist Low Fat Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Glaze.
|Batter mixed, scooped into cupcake liners, and all ready for the oven.|
|Straight out of the oven. It doesn't look the prettiest but that's when the glaze comes in. =)|
|I ran out of regular sized cupcake liners. Mini cupcakes to the rescue!|
|Cupcakes all glazed up and ready for delivery to the birthday boy!|
I made sure to taste test one of the cupcakes before hand delivering them to my friend and they were really good. I was surprised at how moist the cupcakes were considering I didn't add any eggs or oil. If you told me that there were unsweetened applesauce and sugar free/fat free chocolate pudding mix, I would say you were pulling my leg. These were seriously good healthy cupcakes.