Hey there! So happy to be back at Jen’s as a contributor this year! Jen is one of my bloggin mentors from way back in the day…all the way back to 2010! 😉 I am so thrilled to be a member of her team.
My bff has lost almost 20 lbs since January doing Weight Watchers. Since we talk often…we have chatted about all the fun recipes out there that reduce your sugar intake…but don’t taste like cardboard:) Some of the “low cal” recipes call for some funky ingredients. Not this one….not one thing artificial in this cupcake:) This is a recipe that I tried a few months back…and it is a huge hit with everyone in my house. I have really started to keep a closer eye on the sugar we are eating….and this recipe is low sugar but high on taste. Even if you aren’t on Weight Watchers…this is a great treat to make…
Here is what you will need:
- 3⁄4cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2cup brown sugar, plus
- 1tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed
- 3tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1⁄2teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2cup water
- 1⁄4cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1⁄2teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoons butter, melted
- 1⁄2teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven 350. Mix all the dry. Separately mix all the wet. Combine and pour into foil cupcake liners. Bake 18 minutes and let cool. Dust with a bit of powdered sugar:)
They are so moist and decadent….you will never buy store bought again:)
Thanks Tracie! I can’t wait to try those! It’s always awesome to have healthier versions of foods we love! Tracie has amazing ideas on her blog. Here are a few I know you’ll love:
She has this yummy Overnight Sausage Egg Casserole Recipe
And you’ll love her plans for a Kids Office Space. Such a great idea for homework and studying!
And I love life hacks like her post on The Easiest Way to Peel an Orange.
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I can’t wait to try this recipe at home. It looks very tasty and suitable. Thank you Jen.
Nelofar Shaik says
Hey… great recipe. I made 12 points in a large sheet. They came out well though. I manipulated the calculations a bit.
Miriam Wilton says
Awesome recipe! We have modified it slightly using margarine instead of butter. With our Tupperware donut form we are now in the process of making vegan donuts for tomorrow’s school bake sale. No one will ever know the difference! Lol
Jayme Bruce says
These are currently in my oven to take to Easter dinner tomorrow. I got 20 mini muffins, for 1 point each when putting it through Weight Watchers recipe builder! Thank you!
I just put the recipe through the recipe builder on my WW app and it says 1 point each for 12 servings
Hailey M says
I’m excited to make these! FYI, when I put the recipe into the recipe builder on the WW site, they now show 3 points (if there are 12 servings in the recipe) under the new Freestyle plan.
Did you do mini or regular?
Alisha Anderson says
I got 7 points for mine when I input recipe. This was doing 12 servings. I’m so confused!! I wished I would’ve input it before eating one because I was already short points. Oh well. They are still good though.
You must have put something in wrong – check your # of servings. I put in the recipe in recipe builder on the WW site and got 3 points each for 12 cupcakes. Though not the two points as suggested here, 3 points is still better than 7!
This was a guest post written a few years ago. I think the way WW points have been calculated has changed a bit since she wrote this. But I am happy you are enjoying the recipe. I’ve made it and it’s one of our favorites!! Thanks for commenting!
I did the recipe builder also and they come out to be 7 points on the green plant. And that is for 24 muffins
That’s great to know! This recipe is about 6 years old. So it’s good to know what the updated points are. Thanks!
Made these for the wife as a surprise. I was able to make about 24 mini muffins with the ingredients above. Delicious. Wasn’t sure if they were normal or mini.
Lisa Garofalo says
I would love to try this recipe as a small cake. Have you ever tried it ? And if how long did you bake them for? Thank you in advance ????
I made these tonight and they are SO GOOD! I used a regular size cupcake/muffin tin. Spread the batter evenly and they should rise up to the top when they bake – just like as pictured. Add a little lite cool whip and what an awesome treat!!
Lyn B says
How many does the brownie cupcake recipe make? Did she measure the batter out with a cookie scoop?
I too have also lost #21 since January 28. Go Team WW!!
One very important question. After I’ve filled my muffin liners, how many points for when i lick the bowl and spoon clean? 🙂 Delish by the way even uncooked!
Rose Marie says
Made these muffins ard they are great. Made the required 12 muffins for 2 points each. Put it on recipe builder to make sure and sure enough 2 SP. Even tried 8 muffins and they came out to 4 SP each. Not worth the extrqa points when the smaller muffin is perfect.
Where do you find the recipe builder?
Hi! Recipe builder is a plug in through WordPress 🙂
Are these mini or regular size cupcakes??
Hi Kara —
These were a guest post so I didn’t make them, but I am pretty sure they are regular size cupcakes.
I put this into the recipe builder and it makes 8 regular sized cupcakes at 5 pets each. Still not too bad!
Just made these. Since original recipe said that it makes 12 cupcakes, I made full size. I only had enough batter to make 8. Soooo, I’m guessing that this is to make 12 mini cupcakes. But they are very good and moist!????
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Found this recipe on line………..Makes 12 cupcakes, did NOT state mini muffin pan, so I’m assuming regular size at this point. Haven’t been able to try them yet.
Are these mini cupcake papers or the regular size?
Do you know the servings? I follow weight watchers and would love to try these but think to make them properly i need to make sure i get the right amount. Thanks!
I too would like to know what this person is basing the number of servings. By my calculations , I only got 8 muffins, and the points value was off. Beware you need to calculate your own points. These are mire points than the recipe states!!!!
Trina and Tina says
No way! Filing this under guilt-free! Thank you!