Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

2 points plus/cupcake Recipe source: Weight Watchers Magazine (January 2012)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line 2 mini muffin tins with muffin liners (red ones will looks pretty).
  3. In a bowl mix together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the buttermilk and the food coloring.
  5. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer mix together the sugar, applesauce and canola oil. Add the egg and egg white -- beat one minute on medium speed.
  6. On low speed alternately add the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, beating until blending before adding additions.
  7. In a cup mix together the baking soda and vinegar and let stand until fizzy and then with a rubber spatula fold mixture into the batter.
  8. Spoon batter among muffin cups.
  9. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pans on racks for 5 minutes and then remove from pan and let cool completely.
  11. Serve sprinkled with the confectioners sugar -- but for a special Valentine touch -- cut one inch paper heart and place heart on cupcake before sprinkling with the confectioners sugar; remove paper heart from cupcake and serve to your special Valentines!