Curb Cupcake Cravings With Citrus Cupcakes

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Flat Belly Diet Cookbook is fast becoming a best-seller. Full of recipes that really work - satisfying and flavorful meals that are low in calories - this cookbook also made over several favorites into healthier versions. To curb cupcake cravings, turn to this citrus cupcake recipe based on the Flat Belly Diet.

1 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup safflower oil
2 eggs
1/3 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tsp lemon extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp orange juice
1 tsp grated orange zest

For cupcake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to the flour mixture and stir until smooth. Divide batter evenly between muffin cups until lightly golden and springy. Let cool on wire rack.

For frosting: Stir ingredients together until smooth. Glaze cooled cupcakes by spooning on the frosting.

Posted by chel.h at 3:41 PM  


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