Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make Low Fat Red Velvet Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love red velvet cupcakes? In this recipe, low-fat cream cheese is used for the frosting for a dessert that’s full in flavor at half the guilt.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Cool Time: 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • cupscake flour
  • 1cupwhite whole wheat flour,or gluten free flour
  • 1cupsugar
  • 1tbspdutch-process cocoa,unsweetened
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspBaking Soda
  • 1tspwhite vinegar
  • ½cupapple sauce,unsweetened
  • ¼cupbutter,softened
  • 1egg
  • 2egg whites
  • 2tspvanilla
  • 1⅓cupbuttermilk,light
  • 1tbspred food coloring

For Low Fat Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8ozPhiladelphia Cream Cheese,⅓ fat
  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line cupcake tins with liners.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flours, salt, cocoa, and baking powder.

  4. In another large bowl beat sugar, applesauce and butter.

  5. Beat in eggs and vanilla.

  6. In a separate bowl mix baking soda and vinegar.

  7. Add half of the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, mix well.

  8. Add buttermilk, red food coloring and mix well.

  9. Add the remaining dry ingredients and fold in vinegar and baking soda.

  10. Pour in prepared cupcake liners ¾ of the way.

  11. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  12. Cool, then frost with low fat cream cheese frosting.

Low Fat Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.


  • Calories: 149.92kcal
  • Fat: 5.25g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.97g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.33g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.52g
  • Fiber: 0.76g
  • Sugar: 13.64g
  • Protein: 2.69g
  • Cholesterol: 20.94mg
  • Sodium: 136.00mg
  • Calcium: 41.08mg
  • Potassium: 69.79mg
  • Iron: 0.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 51.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.12mg
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