Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting For Two - Slender Kitchen

Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting For Two

By Kristen Mccaffrey
adapted from:
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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I have completely mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day, and I am well aware I am not the only one. Part of me thinks it’s a bit of an invented holiday and that we should all celebrate our love for significant others, friends, and family everyday. But the other part of me can’t wait to decorate, eat and analyze way too many conversation hearts, indulge on chocolate and hearts and sprinkles, and finally make the time to make all those adorable homemade cards I think about but never find the time to create. Eeek….what do you think?

However no matter where you fall on the love/hate Valentine’s Day spectrum, you should find a friend or loved one and make these cupcakes for two. Indulgent chocolate, almond cream cheese frosting, and built in portion control. Valentine’s Day or not, they make a special and yummy dessert.

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting For Two

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  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp tsp baking soda
  • 1/16 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/16 tsp. almond extract

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cupcake (69g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 219
Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 250mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the milk, vanilla extract, and oil. Stir until just combined.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips. If you like, save a couple of chocolate chips for the top of the cupcakes. Pour into two lined muffin wells sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and almond extract until it reaches frosting consistency.
  6. Let cupcakes cool and spread frosting on top.
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