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Vanilla Cupcakes

Categories: Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Make ahead
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Make a tray of these vanilla cupcakes for your child to take to school, and he'll be Mr. Popular for the day.

Serves: Serves: 24


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 24 muffin cups with cooking spray or line with fluted paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugars and baking powder; mix until ingredients are blended.
  3. Add applesauce, skim milk, vanilla extract and egg substitute to flour mixture; beat with electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling half to two-thirds full; bake 22 to 25 minutes, until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
  5. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. Cupcakes can be frozen at this point.
  6. Top cupcakes with low-fat frosting or powdered sugar, or decorate with a variety of sprinkles if desired, before or after freezing.
  • Did you forget the powdered sugar? No problem. Blend 1/2 cup sugar with 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch for a simple substitute for each 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

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Excerpted from Cook Once, Eat for a Week by Jyl Steinback. Copyright © 2003 by Family Fit Lifestyle, an Arizona Corporation.

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