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Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

My mom and I first tried these moist chocolaty cupcakes at her health club's annual taste test. Not only are these treats light and delicious, they're easy to make! —Sara Zignego, Hartford, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat the orange juice, water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into orange juice mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill half full with batter. Bake at 375° for 13-16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 155 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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