Recipes

Fudgey Chocolate Cupcakes: A Weight Watchers Recipe

Move over traditional sugar and fat laced cupcakes. There’s a new sheriff in town! These super moist and rich chocolate cupcakes may be my new favorite dessert. And, at 3 pointsplus each, they’re guilt-free and don’t “cost” much in the WW points world.

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I found this recipe on SkinnyTaste and fell in love. Sydney and I made them on Friday and split the 20 cupcakes the recipe yielded.

Click here to read the original recipe, or read my version below.

Cupcake Ingredients:
– Chocolate fudge cake mix (we used Pillsbury, 15.25 oz. The Skinny Taste recipe calls for a box that is 18 oz.)
– 1 box Jello brand sugar free, fat free chocolate fudge pudding mix
– 1 8 oz. can of puréed pumpkin (make sure you don’t pick up the pumpkin pie mix on accident- it’s not the same thing)
– 1 1/3 cup water

Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar
– 1 T cocoa powder
– 1/4 t vanilla extract
– 1 T 1% milk
– pinch of salt

Begin by preheating the oven according to the cake mix directions.

Using a mixer, mix the water and pumpkin. Because our cake mix did not yield as much product as the original recipe, I left out a couple of teaspoons of the pumpkin. It probably would not make a difference to use the entire can.

Add the pudding mix and beat until well combined.

Finally, add the cake mix and mix until it is all incorporated and smooth. This takes about 2 minutes. You will find the texture of the batter to be mousse-like.

Spoon into a lines cupcake tin. We went a bit overboard on filling our cups and made about 20 cupcakes… It should have made 24. Oops!

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Once the cupcakes are cooled, mix the dry ingredients for the drizzle. Add the vanilla and milk and mix well. If you find that your icing isn’t wet enough, add more milk but be careful. A little bit of liquid goes a long way in powdered sugar.

Drizzle over the top of the cupcakes and enjoy!

Note: You can forego the drizzle to make these 2 pp, instead of 3pp.

I think you will find these cupcakes to be moist, rich and not at all pumpkin-y. I would definitely bring these to a pot-luck or some type of social event and feel confident that people would scarf them down never knowing how healthy they really are!

Give ’em a try. You won’t be disappointed!

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