- 1 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp table salt
- 1/4 cup(s) regular butter, melted
- 1/3 cup(s) sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large egg(s)
- 1 cup(s) fat-free vanilla yogurt
- 1/4 cup(s) fat free skim milk
- 1 oz bittersweet chocolate
- 2 Tbsp hot water
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with cupcake liners or coat pan with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. With an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and yogurt; beat until well-combined. Reduce mixer to low and alternating in batches, add a little flour mixture and a little milk, until batter is fully blended; beat on high for 30 seconds.
Spoon batter into muffin tins about 3/4s full. Bake until tops are slightly golden and a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, about 18 to 23 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack for 2 minutes and then remove cupcakes from pan to cool completely.
Meanwhile, to make icing, using a double-boiler or a small heavy pot over a very low flame, melt chocolate completely, stirring constantly, so it doesn’t burn. When chocolate is completely melted, whisk in hot water and combine well; drizzle over cupcakes. Yields 1 muffin per serving.
- You can swap almond extract for the vanilla extract if desired.