Thursday, February 17, 2011

Quite Possibly the World's Most Perfect Dessert

I know that's a bold statement, but hear me out before you protest.

These little cupcakes have only . . . drumroll, please . . . 15 calories each, and, wait for it . . . they are delicious, moist, rich, chocolately, gooey and amazing! Seriously, 15 calories each. I'll give you a minute to let that sink in.

And now for the recipe.

The Perfect Low-Cal Chocolate Cupcake
12-20 oz diet Coke, approx.
1 box Devil's Food cake mix
1 6 oz Stonyfield Greek Yogurt, Honey-Vanilla flavor
sprinkles, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350*.  Grease cupcake tins (you'll be making 30 cupcakes).

Combine the cake mix with approx 12 oz of diet coke in a medium bowl. Add more coke as needed until batter is well blended.

2. Scoop 1 tbsp of batter into each cupcake compartment. It doesn't have to be exact--some of mine were heaping tbsps. But you should be able to get 30.

3. Bake according to directions on the box, taking into account that these cupcakes are a bit smaller than the box calls for, so cooking times may be slightly shorter.

4. Cool completely.

5. Ice with approx. 1 tsp of Greek yogurt on each cupcake. 1 6 oz container will ice about 20 cupcakes. I left some plain.

Note: some cupcakes may rise more and thus be thicker. Cut these in half and fill with "icing" to make a sandwich cookie. Feeling creative? Top with sprinkles or berries!

Nutritional Info: If you portion the cupcakes and icing according to the above directions, the cupcakes will each be only 15 calories!

Bon Appetit!
The Food Whore

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