Monday, July 19, 2010

DESSERT: Vanilla (or Vanilla-Lime) Cream Cheese Frosting

This low-fat cream cheese frosting tastes amazing, can easily be flavor-modified (see my lime suggestion below), is easy to make, and is superior option to full-fat frostings.

Serving Size: Frosts 1 Dozen Cupcakes or 1 Small Cake

  • 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese (or tofu cream cheese), softened
  • 3/4 cup agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 lime (or lemon), juiced (medium size) - Optional

  • In a small mixing bowl, beat all ingredients until smooth (try using a whisk)
  • Refrigerate, and spread on cupcakes or cake when cool

DESSERT: Shimmy Shimmy Cocoa Pop Cupcakes

If you're a fan of chocolate cupcakes, try this amazing low-fat cocoa cupcake recipe: low-pudge, chocolaty, any pure yum.

Serving Size: 1 Dozen

  • 3 cups all purpose or whole wheat
  • 1.5 cups agave(or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 8 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Beat egg whites
  • Mix in other wet ingredients
  • Mix dry ingredients seperately
  • Slowly pour egg mixture into flour mixture
  • Scoop mixture into cupcake cups (3/4 of the cup height - in muffin pan or stand alone on a pan) 
  • Bake @400 for 20 minutes