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Cappuccino Cupcakes

Using reduced-fat whipped topping to frost these chocolatey cupcakes keeps them on the lighter side. If you prefer, you can substitute unsweetened applesauce for the prune puree. —Carol Forcum, Marion, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    17 cupcakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup prune baby food
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • Additional baking cocoa


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, baby food, oil, vanilla and coffee mixture. Gradually stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Just before serving, frost cupcakes with whipped topping and sprinkle with cocoa. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 cupcake: 192 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • ericandi06
    Jul 23, 2012

    Cake was a little on the dry side. Very Dense.

  • elizabethlove09
    Jul 24, 2011

    Everyone in my family loved this recipe, it is so moist and delicious! I made my own frosting but it turned out wonderful! will definitely make again!

  • GingerBonnet
    Jun 15, 2010

    A bit more work than I thought, but these went over really well, even with my boyfriend and dad who hate coffee.

  • KGA
    Jan 27, 2008

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  • shelly2063
    Jan 22, 2008

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  • Sandan
    Jan 22, 2008

    These sound yummie and easy to make. I'm going to try them with my granddaughter sometime this week.