Chocolate-filled mini Vanilla Cupcakes


Yield: 48 mini cupcakes


  • Fat-free cream cheese: 1/2 Cups
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips: 1/2 Cups
  • Chocolate pudding, prepared with skim milk: 1 Cups
  • Unsweetened applesauce: 1/3 Cups
  • Large eggs: 3 Each
  • Water: 1 Cups
  • Unprepared white cake mix: 18 1/4 Ounces
  • =Instructions=

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 48 mini muffin cups with paper liners.
To make cupcakes, beat together cake mix, water, applesauce and eggs at low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes more. Spoon batter into lined cupcake cups.
Bake cupcakes for 5 minutes. Drop a teaspoon of pudding into the center of each cupcake. Bake for 13 minutes more and cool for at least 30 minutes.
To make icing, create a double boiler: Boil water in a small saucepan and then reduce heat to simmer. Put chocolate chips in a small metal bowl and set bowl over simmering water; stir until chocolate melts. Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese; blend until smooth.
Top each cooled cupcake with 1 teaspoon of icing. Yields 1 cupcake per serving.