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Green Velvet Cupcakes


Serves 24
A delicious green velvet cupcake
Prep Time - 20 min
Cook Time - 17 min
Total Time - 40 min

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  • Cupcakes
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 oz green food coloring
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


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Step 1

1.Preheat oven to 350
2.Line a cupcake tin with liners
3.In a large bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder & salt
4.In the bowl of an electric mixer whisk together sugar and pumpkin until combined
5.Add eggs, one at a time, until each is well incorporated, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary
6.Mix in food & vanilla extract
7.Reduce speed to low and add in flour mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour mixture
8.In a small bowl mix together the baking soda & vinegar, it will foam, & add to the cupcake mixture, mixing on high for 10 seconds
9.Divide batter evenly (I used a ice cream scoop) among cupcake liners and bake for 17-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
10.Cool completely and then ice with cream cheese frosting
Cream Cheese Frosting
1.In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter & cream cheese until fluffy, 2-3 minutes
2.Reduce speed to low and add in powder sugar slowly until well combined and smooth
3.Add in vanilla and mix until well incorporated
4.Frost cooled cupcakes
Each cupcake is 6 WW+ points


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