A quick and easy coconut cupcake made with a box white cake mix, light coconut milk and apple sauce. No butter, no oil necessary for this lower calorie cupcake recipe! Sweetened coconut flakes are combined with a light cream cheese frosting for a divine finish!
Yield: 24 servings

Skinny Coconut Cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
A quick and easy coconut cupcake made with a box white cake mix, light coconut milk and apple sauce. No butter, no oil necessary for this lower calorie cupcake recipe! Sweetened coconut flakes are combined with a light cream cheese frosting for a divine finish!

Ingredients

For the Frosting:

  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese (not fat free)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp natural coconut extract

For the Cupcakes:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk (Thai Kitchen)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tsp natural coconut extract
  • 18.25 oz white box cake mix (Duncan Hines)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 72 Cadbury mini chocolate eggs

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese with the powdered sugar and coconut extract with a mixer. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 cupcake tins with liners.
  • In a large bowl combine egg whites, coconut milk, apple sauce and remaining coconut extract. Mix well, then add cake mix and mix until combined.
  • Pour batter into lined cupcake tins about halfway and bake 22-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Let cupcakes cool to room temperature.
  • Top each cupcake with 1/2 tablespoon of cream cheese, then top each with 1 tsp coconut flakes.
  • For an Easter theme top each cupcake with 3 mini chocolate eggs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake, Calories: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 2.5g, Fat: 6.5g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 1.3mg, Sodium: 150mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11.5g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 9
Points +: 5