These are easily one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever made. The nutmeg and cinnamon makes them taste like a gourmet hot chocolate, and the use of greek yogurt instead of oil makes them super melt-in-your-mouth moist, in addition to making them healthier! Each cupcake has only 75 calories, so I didn’t hesitate to load them up with delicious icing. (Though in the future to keep them lower-cal, I might try melting a marshmallow on top, to complete the Hot Cocoa effect!)
Makes about 24 cupcakes!
-1 box Devil’s food cake mix (1600 cals)
- 1/2 cup egg whites (60 cals) [or you can just use 2 eggs—140 cals]
- 1 & 1/3 cups water
- ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt (100 cals)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 4 Tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa powder (60 cals)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
[(1600+60+100+60)/24= about 75 calories!]
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients in well in a large bowl. Pour into cupcake liners and bake for about 20-25 minutes. **For cupcakes with a great rise, turn oven down to 325F after putting in cupcakes and bake the same amount of time.
It’s as easy as that! Enjoy!