Monday Munchies – Sweet Cupcakes!

21 Nov

This is hands down one of my favorite desert recipes! This is courtesy of the Flat Belly Diet

If you are looking for a nice treat for your holiday party, these will be a hit. And they are healthy. The Safflower oil helps to burn belly fat!

Lemon Cupcakes with Citrus Icing

55 minutes     12 servings       316 calories     MUFA : Safflower Oil

Cupcakes
Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup safflower oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Icing
Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. To prepare the cupcakes: Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Combine the oil, eggs, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, lemon extract, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Add to the flour mixture and stir until smooth.
  3. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups and bake for 17 to 19 minutes or until lightly golden and the cupcakes are springy when gently touched. Place pan on a rack and let cook for 5 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the pan, transfer to the rack, and let cool completely.
  4. To prepare the icing: Combine the confectioners’ sugar, orange juice, and orange zest in a bowl and stir until smooth. Spread some of the glaze over each cupcake with a small spatula and let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional information

316 calories, 3 g protein, 45 g carbohydrates, 15 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 0.5 g fiber

 

I really hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Until next time.

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