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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Spiced Cocoa Cupcakes

Ingredients:
* 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup baking cocoa
* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1 egg
* 3/4 cup applesauce
* 1/4 cup butter, melted
* 1/2 cup dried cranberries
* 1 cup confectioners' sugar
* 4-1/2 teaspoons milk

Directions:
* In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the egg, applesauce and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in the cranberries.
* Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
* In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over cupcakes.

Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 212 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Quick Cooking | September/October 2004

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