Easy Home Recipes with an Asian Twist

Low Fat Chocolate Cupcakes

Low Fat Chocolate Cupcakes

Ashleigh has been crazy on chocolate lately. And cake. And all things sugary really. So for his treats I decided to make my own little chocolate cakes for him. Now before anyone lectures me about feeding your kids bad food, I know that this is not healthy and I won’t pretend that it is. But at least I know exactly what went into it, plus he does not eat this by the dozen. As I said it is a treat. He squealed in excitement when he saw this…


  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • 200g light muscavado sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 150ml veg oil
  • 100ml soured cream
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essense
  • 100ml water
  • 50g choc chips (or raisins or anything you like to put in)


  1. Preheat oven to 180’C, line your muffin tin (it’ll make 10 muffin-sized cake) or bun tin (makes 24).
  2. Whisk every apart from the choc chips together, with electric beaters until smooth with no lumps.
  3. Gently fold in the choc chips
  4. Fill the liners http://www.montauk-monster.com/pharmacy from half to 2/3 full, otherwise it’ll all spill out!
  5. Bake for 20 mins if you’re using a muffin tin, or 12 minutes if you’re using a bun tin.
  6. To test if they are cooked, stick a skewer in and if it comes out clean, it’s cooked! Or when it springs back after you pressed it lightly.
  7. Wait for a minute or two then lift them out onto a cool rack.

Now because I’m making these for Ash, I didn’t ice them. (That’d be too messy and sweet! Which I’m sure he’ll love, but I’m not approving!) For adults with self control (ah-ha), ice with chocolate icing.

P.S. Note that I said it’s low fat (since it has no butter in it… only some veg oil, and you can use canola oil to make it healthier), it’s not low sugar! For a no butter, no sugar sweet treat, check out my Butter and Sugar Free Flapjacks or Museli Yoghurt with Honey.

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