Easy guilt-free cupcakes

May 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Discover how to turn a 500-calorie muffin into a skinny 100-calorie treat. Lisa Lillien, author of the cookbook "Hungry Girl," shares her recipe for a guilt-free dessert.

Caramel Pudding Pumpkin Cupcakes
(Makes 12 servings)
Per serving (1 cupcake): 108 calories, 2g fat, 188mg sodium, 21g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein

Ingredients for cupcakes

  • 2 cups moist-style
  • yellow cake mix (1/2 of an 18.25-ounce box)
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup fat-free
  • liquid egg substitute
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free
  • maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Ingredients for topping

  • 3 cubes (about 1 ounce) chewy caramel
  • 2 teaspoons light vanilla soymilk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all cupcake ingredients in a mixing bowl with 1/3 cup of water. Whip with a whisk or fork for 2 minutes until well blended.

Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray or line with baking cups. Evenly spoon batter into muffin cups.

Place pan in the oven and cook for about 12 minutes (until cupcakes have puffed up but still appear a little gooey on top).

Once cupcakes are cool enough to handle, arrange them closely on a plate so that the edges are touching. Place caramel and soymilk in a tall microwave-safe glass or dish (mixture will bubble and rise when heated).

Microwave at medium power for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir mixture vigorously until smooth and thoroughly blended. (Return to microwave for 30 seconds at medium heat if caramel has not fully melted.) Immediately drizzle caramel sauce over cupcakes.

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Book signings

Lisa Lillien will be signing books at:

Monday, May 19
7:30 pm
BARNES & NOBLE
1149 S. Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-947-0373

Tuesday, May 20
7:00 pm
BORDERS Union Square
400 Post Street
San Francisco
415-399-1633


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