Gingerbread Cupcakes

Published in Recipes, Desserts Author: CentraCare

Recipe from Comfort Food Diet Cookbook

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1-1/3 cups reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, egg whites and egg until well blended. Add applesauce and molasses; mix well. In a small bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice; gradually beat into applesauce mixture until blended.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Just before serving, top each cupcake with 1 tablespoon whipped topping.

Yield: 24 cupcakes (1 serving = 1 cupcake)

Nutrition Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 165
  • Fat: 6 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 2 g.
  • Trans Fat: 2 g.
  • Sodium: 129 mg
  • Carbs: 4 g.
  • Fiber: 2 g.
  • Protein: 2 g.