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Cocoa Cupcakes

Cocoa Cupcakes
Cocoa Cupcakes
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup margarine (or butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 egg whites


Place paper liners in 18 muffin pan cups. Sift together dry ingredients. Place margarine in mixer bowl and beat on medium speed until soft. Add vanilla. Add sugar gradually while beating. On low speed, add flour mixture alternately with water. In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form and gently fold into batter. Spoon into muffin cups and bake in 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. When toothpick comes out clean, they are done. Cool in pans. Tops may be sprinkled with powdered sugar when cool.


Makes 18 cupcakes. Each cupcake has160 calories, 8 grams (g) fat, 2 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber and 140 milligrams sodium.

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