Chocolate Christmas Cupcakes​

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Check out this chocolate cupcake recipe with candy cane sprinkles! using healthier ingredients! Executive Chef, Vincenzo Della Polla, suggest different types of milk you will find at a grocery store, and what to look for on the nutrition label.

Healthy Christmas Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate, cupcakes, healthy, peppermint, quick
Yield: 25 yield



  • 1 cup Cocoa powder Unsweetened
  • 1.5 cup White whole wheat flour
  • .5 cup Corn starch
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1.5 cup Splenda
  • 1.25 cup Egg beaters
  • 1.5 cup Skim milk
  • 8 oz Cream cheese Low fat
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda

Maple Cream

  • 8 oz Cream cheese Reduced fat
  • 2 cup Sour cream Fat free
  • .75 cup Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract



  • Mix cream cheese, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla in food processor until smooth
  • Remove from food processor and combine with milk in large bowl
  • In a separate bowl, mix all remaining dry ingredients
  • Add dry mix to wet mix and whisk until smooth
  • Spray cupcake molds with Pam and fill halfway
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350F


  • Blend everything in food processor until smooth
  • Add 1 tsp peppermint extract plus crushed candy canes as garnish
  • Enjoy!

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