Low-Calorie Frosted Gingerbread Cupcakes

Dec 8 2015
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Separating the Gingerbread Cupcakes from the Gingerbread Men…

Gingerbread rules, but boy-shaped cookies and frosting-coated houses tend to dominate the seasonal dessert's image. Branch out a little! These frosted 'n spiced cupcakes are good enough to make a gingerbread man jealous...

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1/12th of recipe (1 cupcake): 150 calories, 4.5g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 234mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 15.5g sugars, 2.5g protein

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SmartPoints® value 7*


SmartPoints® value 7*

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

Frosting

1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese

1/4 cup light butter or light buttery spread (like I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Light or Brummel & Brown)

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1/3 cup powdered sugar

 

Cupcakes

1 3/4 cups moist-style spice cake mix (about half a box)

1/2 cup egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

3 tbsp. molasses

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

Optional topping: cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups, or spray it with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine all frosting ingredients except powdered sugar. With an electric mixer set to medium speed, beat until smooth, 1 - 2 minutes. Continue to beat while gradually adding powdered sugar. Beat until smooth, another 1 - 2 minutes. Cover and refrigerate. 


In another large bowl, combine all cupcake ingredients. Whisk until smooth and uniform. Evenly distribute batter among the cups of the muffin pan. 



Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 16 - 18 minutes. 



Let cool completely, about 10 minutes in the pan and 25 minutes out of the pan. 



Spread with frosting.

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

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Happy December 8th, National Brownie Day. If gingerbread isn't your thing, perhaps some fudgy mud pie brownies are more your speed...

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