Low Cal Chocolate Brownie Cupcake

Contributed By: Rocco

Ingredients:

1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
¾ cup raw agave nectar
¾ cup Egg Beaters
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons gluten-free all purpose baking flour (such as Bob's Red Mill)
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
5 egg whites
5 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
5 tablespoons vanilla-flavored, sugar-free, fat-free pudding (such as Jell-O)
96 mini dark chocolate chips

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
2. Line 32, 1 ¾-inch cupcake bake cups with paper liners. Lightly coat the inside
of each paper liner with cooking spray.
3. Add the beans, agave, Egg Neaters and vanilla extract to a blender. Cover and
blend until very smooth. Scrape out into a large bowl and add the cocoa powder, baking
flour, butter, and espresso powder. Whisk until smooth.
4. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer using clean beaters
on high speed until stiff. Fold in the egg whites into the bean mixture in three
separate additions, making sure to keep as much volume as possible. Spoon the batter
into the paper liners. Bake about 15 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly
touched.
5. Meanwhile, mix the cream cheese and pudding with a whisk until smooth. Scrape
the icing into a small piping bag.
6. Remove the cupcakes and move to a wire rack to cool completely. Pipe the icing
onto the cupcakes and top with 3 chocolate chips each.

Helpful Hints:

Message from Rocco:
These chocolate cupcakes are not only moist and delicious, they're good for you!
They are packed with black beans, and we use a widely available gluten-free flour
mix to replace the wheat flour, so they are 100% gluten-free as well.
Chocolate Brownie Cupcake with Cream Cheese Icing and Chocolate Chips
Yield: 32 mini cupcakes
Prep time: approximately 25 minutes, bake time: approximately 15 minutes
Tips:
1. Use a 1 ounce ladle to easily and evenly spoon the cupcake batter into each paper
liner.
Per serving:
55 calories, 1.2 g fat (1g sat, 0g mono, 0g poly), 1mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium,
11g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 3g protein


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