Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes Recipe
Cheese Cake Ingredients
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, miniature
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 ounce cream cheese, softened, fat free
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup frozen or refrigerated egg product, thawed
1 1/3 cup sugar
½ cup granola, low fat
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 cup water
1/3 cup cooking oil
- Use 18 paper bake cups to line 18 muffin cups. Leave aside.
- Beat the cream cheese with an electric beater on medium speed in a small mixing bowl for about 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth.
- Pour out the beaten cream cheese into a small bowl and stir in the miniature semisweet chocolate pieces, leave aside. Wash the beater and set it aside to dry.
- Combine the remaining 1 cup sugar along with the cocoa powder, all purpose flour, salt, baking soda and baking power in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the vanilla extract, vinegar, water and oil. Beat with the clean electric beater for about 2 minutes on medium speed; occasionally scrape the sides of the bowl.
- Spoon the prepared batter in the set muffin cups. Spoon the muffin cups only half full. Top this mixture with smooth cream cheese mixture. Drizzle granola on top.
- Place the muffin cups in a 350 degree oven for about 25 to 30 minutes. The tops of the muffins should spring back when touched lightly. Remove the cups from oven and let them cool in the pan over a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and cool again on the wire rack before serving. This recipe makes 18 servings.
- Chocolate-cream cheese cupcake is a diabetes friendly recipe providing about 166 calories, 3 gm proteins, 27 gm carbohydrates and 5 gm total fat per serving.
- This recipe contains negligible amounts of cholesterol and saturated fats that is only 1 mg and 1 gm per serving respectively.
- Also the sodium content of this recipe is not high, that is about 62 mg per serving. Thus this recipe can easily form a part of low cholesterol diets or low sodium diets. Also this recipe can be considered heart friendly.
- To decrease the total carbohydrates of this recipe you can substitute sugar with a natural or artificial sweetener. This modification will also help you to decrease the total calories of this recipe. However make sure to read the instructions on the package and use only the required substitute to replace 1 1/3 cup sugar.