| August 13, 2012

All you fudge-a-holics, this recipe's for you. These 100-calorie cupcakes are full of rich and wholesome ingredients that will draw you in until the last bite.

Mix up a batch to serve at a party, or enjoy them for a shameless snack. And don’t assume they’re mini — these fudgecakes will fill you up.

Want to turn them into a brownie sundae? Store them in your freezer, warm them in a microwave and serve with your favorite ice cream. However you eat them, you'll appreciate the rich chocolate taste that's just 100 calories.

100-Calorie Chocolate Cupcakes

Cooking Method: 
Total Time: 
30 minutes
12 cupcakes
108, plus frosting


  • 1 cup non-fat or low fat milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour OR whole wheat pastry flour (for best results, use 1/2 cup of each)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Spritz them lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together milk and vinegar. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, applesauce and vanilla. Pour in the now-curdled milk and mix all ingredients well.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients until just combined. The batter will be thin and wet, similar to a runny pancake batter. Divide it evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake for about 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing to cool completely.
  6. Once the cupcakes are cool, top them with your favorite frosting.