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.
Yield: 26 servings

Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
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