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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 15
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You'll never guess what makes these decadent cupcakes lower in fat--zucchini! Your guests will never know the difference; plus, they are gluten free.

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free devil's food cake mix
  • 1 cup grated peeled zucchini
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 oz (half of 8-oz package) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon fat-free (skim) milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla

Garnish, if desired

  • Chocolate shavings

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 15 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat Cupcake ingredients on low speed with electric mixer 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full.
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat Icing ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl occasionally. Frost cooled cupcakes with icing. Top with chocolate shavings.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    This icing is fabulous to drizzle on other desserts as well.
  • tip 2
    Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

210 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • You'll never guess what makes these decadent cupcakes lower in fat--zucchini! Your guests will never know the difference; plus, they are gluten free.
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