Vanilla Cupcakes - as seen on The Biggest Loser on NBC (Curtis Stone – chef)
Makes about 14 cupcakes
5 organic egg whites
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
For the frosting
1 cup nonfat cream cheese
1/2 ripe banana
For raspberry frosting as seen on the show:
1 cup nonfat cream cheese, at room temp
1 cup fresh raspberries
Fresh raspberries to garnish
•Preheat the oven to 325F.
•Place the egg whites in a large bowl and using a handheld mixer whip the whites on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until the whites begin to lighten up and hold their shape.
•Increase speed to high and whip in the salt and honey until the whites hold a soft peak, then add the vanilla extract.
•Fold in the yogurt.
•In a separate medium mixing bowl combine the flour and baking powder and mix well.
•Sift the dry ingredients into the egg whites a little at a time, gently folding them in with a rubber spatula.
•Once fully incorporated, scoop the batter into cupcake tins lined with cupcake papers.
•Bake the cupcakes for 15 to 20 minutes or until they have colored and gently spring back when pushed with a finger.
•Remove from the oven and cool the cupcakes at room temp.
•Mix the cream cheese and the banana in a medium mixing bowl until well incorporated, leaving small chunks of banana throughout the frosting.
•Once cool, spread a little of the banana frosting over the cupcakes and (top each with a raspberry?) serve.
For raspberry frosting:
•While the cupcakes are baking, puree the raspberries in a blender until smooth.
•Pass through a fine mesh strainer into a small saucepot and cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until the puree reduces slightly.
•Place the cream cheese into a medium mixing bowl and fold the puree into the cream cheese until fully mixed.
•Once cupcakes are cool, spread a little of the berry frosting over the cupcakes, garnish each with one raspberry and serve.
Total Fat 0g
Sat Fat g 0g
Total Carb 10g
Dietary Fiber 1g