The 150 Calorie Cupcake

18 Jun

Speaking of cupcakes, I made a great batch of cupcakes last Wednesday. The best part, including the icing, they’re 150 calories! I am currently trying to make the best of recipes I love by substituting in ingredients that are healthier for you. Some of the secrets include almond milk & Splenda Baking Sugar Blend! After having this delicious dessert, I do not feel as guilty eating if I can’t make it to the gym or go on a run that afternoon because it has been healthily modified.

Interested? Check out the recipe below:

The 150 Calorie Cupcake

Makes 12 Cupcakes

  • 1 ¾ cups cake flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup Splenda Sugar Blend
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. After, add the egg whites and extracts. Continue to mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Stir in 1/3 of the flour mixture into the wet mixture. (From Step 3) Stir in 1/3 of the milk. Repeat until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Scoop the batter into the muffin tin (about ¼ cup each). Bake for 17-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Enticing Icing

Makes approximately 4 cups

  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. With an electric mixer, beat butter on medium-high speed until pale and creamy, about two minutes.
  2. Reduce speed to medium. Add the powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time.  After every 2 additions, 1 cup of powdered sugar, raise speed to high and beat 10 seconds, then return to medium. Repeat four times.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and beat until incorporated into icing.

I use this recipe for icing because the outcome is always phenomenal and spoken about. I save what I do not use from the cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days to use with other pastries and cakes I make throughout the week. To use it after refrigeration, bring the icing to room temperature, and beat on low until it is smooth again. This usually takes around 5 minutes.

9 Responses to “The 150 Calorie Cupcake”

  1. Princess Martha June 18, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    This is a fab recipe!!!
    I am definitely going to try it because it looks delicious!! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Elizabeth June 18, 2012 at 9:06 am #

      I hope you enjoy it! I plan on posting more healthy substitution recipes soon so keep your eyes open!

  2. Princess Martha June 18, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Love this recipe!!
    Can’t wait to try it…they look delicious 🙂

  3. The Wordy Girl June 18, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    Why am I on a 5-day Juice fast?

    • Elizabeth June 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

      5-day juice fasts are great to cleanse the body! How about I make you some cupcakes for the post cleanse?

  4. devon @ the food bitch blog June 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    150 calories? I’m in.

    • Elizabeth June 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

      You wouldn’t even know if it wasn’t stated. The cupcake is just so delicious!


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