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Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24
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Delicious red velvet cupcakes with less fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. What's not to love!

Ingredients

Cupcakes

2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1
cup canola oil
1 1/4
cups buttermilk
2
teaspoons white vinegar
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
2
eggs
1
bottle (1 oz) red food color (about 2 tablespoons)

Frosting

1
package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
2
tablespoons butter, softened
2
teaspoons fat-free (skim) milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
cups powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups. In large bowl, beat flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt with whisk. Add remaining cake ingredients. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl once. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (cups will be full).
  • 2 Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cooled cupcakes. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
Tips  

The origins of red velvet cake are a mystery, but it's been popular in the southern United States since the early 1900s.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
120
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
33g
)
Protein
3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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