Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

1 Jul

This weekend was full of parties for me! Friday, my mom and I partied and danced salsa at Summerfest, the world’s largest musical festival. Saturday, I had a BBQ party and graduation party to attend, and Sunda was another graduation party! I do love celebrating.

Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

Me and mom at Summerfest!

I’ve come to learn that once your friends know you can cook and bake, they request the best for their parties. And I’m happy to deliver on that! So today, I whipped up a big batch of alcohol-laced cupcakes for them.

Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

While these are not low in sugar, I did replace half the fat with nonfat plain Greek yogurt. The consistency of the cake remains the same, and some added protein makes these a little less guilty! Enjoy.

Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream, inspired by Bake Happy and MaddieRuud

Makes 30 cupcakes

  • 3 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tap salt
  • 1/2 C fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 3/4 C skim milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 4 eggs

Buttercream:

  • 1 C softened butter (two sticks, unsalted)
  • 4 C powder sugar
  • 2 tbsp Kahlua

Preheat oven to 325. Line cupcake tins for 30 cupcakes.

Combine milk and vinegar; set aside to curdle.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

In a bigger bowl, whisk together yogurt, oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and keep whisking.

Alternate adding flour mixture and curdled milk, whisking well to combine.

Once all mixed together, scoop into cupcake liners, 2/3 full.

Bake at 325 for 25 minutes.

Remove to cooling rack and allow to sit in tins for 15 minutes before removing to cool completely.

Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

Look at these babies. 25 minutes to perfection.

Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

Cupcake close-up!

Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

Funny how different tins produce different cupcakes. Delicious all the same!

For the frosting, beat butter on high with a mixer. Gradually add in powder sugar, to your preferred sweetness. Add in kahlua and beat to combine well.

Using a knife, spread frosting onto each cupcake. Or, use a piping bag with your choice of tip to decorate. Leave as is, or sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, chocolate jimmies, or other preferred cupcake decoration.

Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

Mmmm frosting 🙂

Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

All lined up for a party!

Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

Too pretty to eat? Never!!

Store in fridge until ready to serve. Eat and enjoy!

Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream

The best compliment I received: “wow, these look professionally frosted!” My heart was happy.

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4 Responses to “Low Fat Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Kahlua Buttercream”

  1. Sarah Zubarik (@sarahzubarik) July 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    These look so good and the frosting does look professional. I am definitely going to have to try my hand at baking again soon because everything you have been posting looks sooooooo good! Where is smell-o-vision or taste-o-vision when you need it?

    • xtinaluvspink July 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

      Aww, thank you! I encourage you to try them all!! Piping has taken practice (yay for edible mistakes!) but I think I’m finally getting the hang of it.

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