Moist Healthy Cupcakes (Perfect for Cupcake Menorah)

Total Time
35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I made these cupcakes for the Cupcake Menorah in a Chanukah party. This is a recipe that I can see myself making for years to come. I found it on the kaboose.com website. I like using egg whites and yogurt in recipes as healthy alternatives. I spread them with vanilla frosting (Vanilla or Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting) and they were incredible!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C). Line 10 muffin cups with foil or paper liners.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the sugar, butter and vanilla on high speed for about 2 minutes, or until well mixed. Add the egg whites, one at a time, beating for about a minute after each one. Now add the flour mixture alternately with the yogurt, in about 3 portions each, beating after each addition just until combined, and scraping down the sides to make sure everything is well mixed.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared cupcake pan and place in the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned on top and a toothpick poked into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool completely on a rack.
  5. To assemble the Cupcake menorah, frost all the cupcakes with your choice of icing and decorate in any way your heart desires. Place 9 cupcakes in a row on a platter or foil-covered cardboard base. Raise the middle cupcake up higher than the others — the "shamash" or leader. Stick candles into each of the 9 positions. When it’s time to light the candles — enjoy the flickering flames while you eat dinner, then eat the menorah for dessert!
Most Helpful

5 5

I love this Recipe! I haven't even looked for another cupcake recipe since I found this one! I even make my own icing, I found the recipe on this site as well! :)
Very Happy!

3 5

These are very dense and didn't raise and get fluffy like I expected. They were ok. Tasted a bit plain, but they were healthier than your typical cupcake;)

5 5

Using cupcakes as a menorah is a lovely idea!