Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cake is my weakness and I can’t think of a better cake to eat on Valentine’s Day. Topped with low fat cream cheese frosting you wouldn’t even know these are light.

Red Velvet Cake is my weakness and I can't think of a better cake to eat on Valentine's Day. Topped with low fat cream cheese frosting you wouldn't even know these are light.Red Velvet Cupcakes

Perfect for Valentine’s Day or birthday parties. A few other Valentine’s Day recipes I love making for the occasion are Homemade Chocolate Cake, Mixed Berry Pie, Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta and Chocolate Crepes with Strawberries. You can also check out this full list of Valentine’s Day recipes.

My 16 year old daughter (she’s the baker in my house) made her red velvet cupcakes are amazing! I made it my mission this week to make a skinnier version of them for this week’s post. It’s always a challenge to lower the fat in baking so when these came out of the oven (fingers were crossed the whole time) I was so happy to see perfectly baked cupcakes. Topped with low fat cream cheese frosting you wouldn’t even know these are light.

Red Velvet Cake is my weakness and I can't think of a better cake to eat on Valentine's Day. Topped with low fat cream cheese frosting you wouldn't even know these are light.
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Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes

4
Freestyle Points
141
Calories
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 26 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
Red Velvet Cake is my weakness and I can't think of a better cake to eat on Valentine's Day. Topped with low fat cream cheese frosting you wouldn't even know these are light.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour, or GF flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened dutch-process cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup light buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring

Low Fat Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz 1/3 fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line cupcake tins with liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flours, salt, cocoa, and baking powder.
  • In another large bowl beat sugar, applesauce and butter.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl mix baking soda and vinegar.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, mix well.
  • Add buttermilk, red food coloring and mix well.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients and fold in vinegar and baking soda.
  • Pour in prepared cupcake liners 3/4 of the way.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool, then frost with low fat cream cheese frosting.

Low Fat Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.

Notes

Makes 26 cupcakes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake, Calories: 141kcal
Freestyle Points: 4
Points: +4
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