January 5, 2012

Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting

For all you out there starting the New Year watching what you eat, here is a low-fat cupcake recipe that will blow your spandex away.  If you’re already awesome and not on a diet at all you’ll still like this one.

This is another of mine that was published in Taste of Home magazine (looks like they toasted the coconut but I don’t when I make this).

The Coconut Cream Frosting is one of my all-time favorites!  I love to frost chocolate layer cakes with it!
  
Photo from Taste of Home
Chocolate Angel Food Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Frosting
1 box angel food cake mix
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon coconut extract
1 8-oz. carton reduced-fat whipped topping
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Prepare cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes, adding cocoa when mixing.

Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan and spray with cooking spray (foil liners work the best for this recipe). Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 375° for 11-12 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely.

For frosting, in a large bowl, combine the sour cream, powdered sugar and extract until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with coconut.

Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutritional Facts:
1 cupcake equals 142 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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5 comments:

  1. Hi, the whipped topping you refer to, is it whipping cream? Thanks

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  2. Hi Kathy! No, that's just good ol' Cool Whip!

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  3. How many calories?

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    1. I'm sorry but I don't know. I just went to the recipe on the Taste of Home website but I can't open it without a subscription (some sort of member exclusive setting has been set since I viewed it last). I'm sure they will have the nutritional information there but I can't view it.

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    2. Ahhh... turns out, all I had to do was sign up for a free issue. Nutritional Facts:
      1 cupcake equals 142 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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