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Chocolate chip spiced cupcakes

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
42 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
32 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
These flavor-packed cupcakes taste like old-fashioned ginger bread laced with chocolate chips. A treat for any fall occasion or holiday.

Ingredients

Whole wheat flour

1 cup(s)

All-purpose flour

cup(s)

Baking powder

1 tsp

Baking soda

½ tsp

Ground allspice

½ tsp

Ground cloves

½ tsp

Ground ginger

¼ tsp

Freshly grated nutmeg

¼ tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Sugar

tsp

Egg(s)

1 large

Reduced-fat sour cream

2 Tbsp

Unsweetened applesauce

½ cup(s)

Fat free skim milk

¾ cup(s), divided

Mini chocolate chips

½ cup(s), divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Prepare a 12-whole cupcake tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine both flours, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and salt; mix well to combine.
  3. With an electric mixer, in a large bowl, beat sugar and egg until fluffy. Add sour cream and applesauce; beat again. Add about 1/3 of flour mixture and 1/4 cup of milk; mix to combine. Continue alternating flour mixture and milk until all ingredients are combined; fold in all but 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared tin, about 2/3 to 3/4 full each; sprinkle a few chips over each cupcake. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 27 to 32 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then move to a wire rack to cool more. Yields 1 cupcake per serving.

Notes

Change the flavor by trading the chocolate chips for some caramel sauce or raisins. Or top the cupcakes with spiced whipped cream (could affect SmartPoints® values). You can also coat your pan with cooking spray and skip using the paper liners.