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Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

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Applesauce adds moisture and replaces fat in these rich-tasting chocolate cupcakes. Double the recipe and freeze the extras.

Preparation facts

Yield: 12 servings


1 1/2 cups (180g) unbleached flour

1 cup (200g) sugar

3/4 cup (75g) unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp (8g) baking powder

1/2 tsp (2g) baking soda

1/4 tsp (2g) salt

1 cup (230g) applesauce

2 egg whites

1/4 cup (60mL) vegetable oil

1/2 tsp (3mL) vanilla extract

1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl, combine applesauce, egg whites, oil and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture and stir just until evenly moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into 12 paper-lined muffin tins.

Bake for approximately 25 minutes until centers spring back when lightly pressed. Cool cupcakes on a rack.

Nutrition facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 233
Calories from Fat 63 (27%)
% Daily Value*
12%Total Fat 8g
10%Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
0%Cholesterol 0mg
5%Sodium 130mg
6%Potassium 193mg
14%Total Carbohydrate 42g
12%Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 18g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
7%Protein 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.
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