You won’t realize these luscious, moist White Velvet cupcakes piped with a Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting are low fat, lower sugar and low calorie when you taste them.
Today is my Birthday! Birthdays have to include some type of cake so I’m sharing a family favorite, Skinny White Velvet Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting. Grab one for yourself. One bite and you will be hooked. I’ve been using this recipe for years and it is always a favorite. The cupcake is so incredibly flavorful and is an old-fashioned recipe. Sometimes, older is better. Well let’s hope so, as I am another year older. Luckily age doesn’t bother me much.
I have to admit a little dirty secret. I almost always have some of these cupcakes in the freezer. They aren’t frosted but when I bake them, I bake an extra batch or two. Let a frozen one defrost on its own, and you won’t have any clue it wasn’t freshly made that day. They are pretty darn good without the frosting too. That isn’t to say you won’t want to lick the frosting right off the spoon but it is usually the frosting that packs the most calories onto a cake or cupcake. It is sad but true, even in this case. I did cut some of the sugar from both the cupcake and frosting which helps tremendously with the calories on these. Sugar is high on my radar and I’m slowly widdling down our intake.
Another dark, little secret, I start to think about what birthday cake I want months before my birthday. Last year I had a cake based on Roasted Banana filled Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache. There were a lot of moving parts to that one, so I simplified things this year with a simple cupcake and frosting. I have easily made these cupcakes into a cake. Just double or tripe the recipe depending on the size cake you are making. You can fill it with delicious pastry cream, a personal favorite. Fruit always goes well with cake. Then you can top it with this delectable dark chocolate, cream cheese frosting. All food groups are present, cake, chocolate, fruit and cream. What more could you want for a birthday?
What is your favorite dessert for your birthday? I’d love to hear. Just leave a comment below letting me know. Also stay tuned for the next recipe, Peach BBQ Sauce Chicken Skewers. They need to be on your Labor Day menu. Check back on Sunday for this recipe.
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