A new stevia sugar-replacement product called Stevia In The Raw provides this recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes. The cupcakes feature a lower fat cream cheese frosting. Each cupcake is only 184 calories, not bad!
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In small bowl combine cocoa, red food color and vanilla, set aside.
In large bowl beat together butter and Sugar In The Raw. Add yolks one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add cocoa mixture and blend well.
In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, set aside. Combine buttermilk with salt. Combine Stevia Extract In The Raw, cayenne pepper and baking powder with cake flour. Add buttermilk mixture and flour mixture to cocoa mixture, alternating a third at a time beating after each addition. Combine baking soda and vinegar then add to batter and blend well. Fold in egg whites.
Fill each heart shape silicone baking cup 2/3 full with batter. Arrange cups on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool 5-10 minutes before removing from baking cup. Cool cupcakes on rack before frosting.
Note: If heart shape silicone cups are not available, muffin pans can be used.
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients and blend well. Makes enough frosting for 36 cupcakes.
120 calories, 45 calories from fat, 5g fat, 3g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 2g protein, 16g carbohydrate,1g dietary fiber, 170mg sodium, 45mg cholesterol.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING ( 1 1/2 Tablespoons)
64 calories, 44 calories from fat, 6g fat, 3.6g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 2g protein, 1g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 48mg sodium, 16mg cholesterol.