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Chocolate-Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate-Coconut Cupcakes

Cooking Light JANUARY 1997

  • Yield: 1 dozen (serving size: 1 cupcake)

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 1/2 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place 12 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups. Set aside.

Combine cocoa and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Add boiling water, stirring until cocoa dissolves. Set aside.

Combine yogurt and baking soda; stir.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons margarine, and yolk. Beat at high speed of a mixer 1 minute. Add cocoa mixture, yogurt mixture, flour, coconut, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and almond extract; mix well.

Beat salt and egg white at high speed of a mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter; divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched lightly in center.

Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon margarine, and chocolate in a small saucepan. Place over medium-low heat until chocolate melts. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread 2 teaspoons glaze over each warm cupcake. Let cool on wire racks.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 164
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 29.6g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 199mg
  • Calcium: 36mg
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