Low Calorie Vanilla Cupcakes - Curtis Stone's Biggest Loser Cupcake Recipe
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With a sweet tooth the size of Mount Everest, I'm always on the lookout for low-calorie or low-fat desserts that are substantial enough to satisfy my sweet craving but not so substantial that they leave an impression on my hips. An avid fan and viewer of The Biggest Loser, I was very excited to see Curtis Stone on Tuesday's episode featuring his very own '100 calorie cupcake' recipe. This low-calorie cupcake with raspberry cream cheese icing looked very light but also extremely delicious and I just had to have the recipe. Although I haven't tried them yet, I will definitely be picking up the ingredients to give this low-calorie sweet treat a try!
The low-calorie cupcakes featured on the show were said to be only 100 calorie cupcakes, but the nutritional information for the recipe below shows them as only being a mere 60 calories. That's great; it means I can eat two and not feel guilty! However, the recipe yields about 14 cupcakes and I've never seen a home kitchen muffin pan with more than 12 cups, so to avoid having to bake a batch of only two cupcakes, make them a little larger and only make one batch of twelve. The adjusted calorie count would make each cupcake 70 calories; still not bad for a decent-sized dessert.
Low Calorie Cupcake Icing
The recipe above features the ingredients for a banana frosting and the ones on the show had a raspberry frosting (substitute 1 cup of raspberries for the banana) but you can easily substitute just about any other kind of fruit. While both icings sound delicious, I think I will try adding a touch of Splenda to sweeten them up a bit.
To add a tropical twist to your cupcakes, puree some pineapple to mix with the cream cheese and garnish with toasted coconut.