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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

A few weeks ago I let you in on a little secret, that I shamelessly eat cherries everyday and probably go through pounds every week. I don’t know what to say other than I simply love them and cherish the short season when they are in abundance. This recipe combines two star crossed lovers – chocolates and cherries – in a light, sweet cupcake for only 3 points and 100 calories. Not a cherry fan – consider replacing the cherries with raspberries, strawberries, or just leaving them out. The base recipe for the chocolate cupcakes comes from Chocolate Covered Katie, a wonderful blog full of healhty, mostly vegan desserts.

Weight Watchers Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
Servings: 15
Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Nutritional Information: 104.5 calories, 1.5g of fat, 22.6g of carbohydrates, 1.5g of fiber, 1.7g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 3 *

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 plus 2 tbsp cup applesauce
  • 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all of your dry ingredients in one bowl and all of the wet ingredients in another.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just mixed.
  4. Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips. Pour into your cupcake tray.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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2 Response to Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

  1. Diane on July 19, 2012

    Oh my! I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    Reply
  2. Sandy on June 18, 2013

    These came out soft and wet even though I left them in longer than recommended. They taste good though. Did anyone else have this problem?

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