Chocolate Macaroon Cupcakes

Recipe by Redsie
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READY IN: 43mins
SERVES: 18
YIELD: 18 muffins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the egg whites, egg, applesauce and vanilla. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to egg white mixture alternatively with buttermilk. Spoon half of the batter into 18 muffin cups coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In another mixing bowl, beat the ricotta cheese, sugar and egg white until smooth. Stir in coconut and extract. Spoon 1 tablespoonful in the center of each muffin cup.
  • Fill muffin cups two-thirds full with remaining batter.
  • Bake at 350F for 28-33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean.
  • Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks; cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
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