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White-frosted cupcakes

5
Points®
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
24
Difficulty
Easy
There's a creamy, sweet surprise in each one of these chocolaty cupcakes. We used a boxed cake mix to streamline the ingredient list and finished them off with a super-easy, two-ingredient frosting.

Ingredients

Unprepared packaged devil's food cake

15¼ oz

Water

1 cup(s)

Unsweetened applesauce

½ cup(s)

Egg

3 large egg(s)

Low fat cream cheese

7 oz, at room temperature, divided

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Powdered sugar (confectioner's)

4 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners or coat with cooking spray.
  2. Beat cake mix, water, applesauce and eggs together for 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared muffin pans.
  3. Stir together 3 oz cream cheese and vanilla. Drop a spoonful of the mixture into center of each cupcake. Bake until firm, 19 to 22 minutes. Cool completely before icing.
  4. For icing, stir together remaining 4 oz cream cheese and powdered sugar. Do not stir too vigorously or it will become too soft to spread. Divide icing among cupcakes and spread to cover tops.
  5. Serving size: 1 cupcake