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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Photohunt ~Broken

The Photohunt for this week is 'Broken' A batch of red velvet cupcakes with creme cheese icing for Valentines Day~ and our diet is 'Broken'.
This is a recipe adapted from a Paula Deen recipe by decreasing the oil and substituting with low fat yogurt. (sorry Paula)
Red Velvet Cupcakes
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt, room temperature
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, yogurt, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined. Fill individual cupcake liners and bake for 22-25 minutes until toothpick done.
I used a 'low cal' creme cheese frosting... Maybe not totally 'broken'.
Happy Hunting y'all!


Tanna said...

I think since you reduced the fat you are not broken! LOL! I weighed at 5+ weeks on my low/no carb diet... had only lost three pounds!! So, now I'm just on a frenzy of frustration! I still haven't broken down to have sweets... but, those cupcakes my take me over the edge! After all, they are reduced fat! ;)

Eden said...

I have never made Red Velvet cupcakes before. It is quite the rage... so I must try that one day, soon.

A. said...

And of course the eggs are broken! Sounds delicious. :)

Cora said...

My daughter learned from a health cookbook that you can replace cooking oil with she does this every time in her baking!! Talk about moist!
Diet....what is that?

Alice Audrey said...

Yep, that can definitely result in broken scales.

Dar said...

My,oh,my girl. You keep putting up these recipes that just 'have to' be tested in my kitchen...thanks again
God Bless and happy V-Day

MaR said...

That's my kind of "broken"! nobody gets hurt, except for my waistline...
Happy Valentine's Day!!

girasoli said...

Looks yummy!!

jams o donnell said...

Now that looks delicious . Welll worth a wee break in your diet!

Kim said...

I love red velvet cupcakes! Thanks for visiting my site Stirring the Pot. What dedication you had to drive from AL to Atlanta for Trader Joe's. I'm sorry to hear they were out of Prosecco, but chocolate sounds like a great way to console yourself. Wouldn't it be great if Trader Joe's opened up some more stores down our way?

Mrs. Mecomber said...

Oh Sandi, that cupcake looks SO amazing! Broken diet, lol! Good take for this week. Thanks for visiting my Photo Hunt.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

So glad to find a recipe for red velvet that doesn't use a cake mix full of artificial ingredients! I WILL try these! They look delicious! Stickhorse Cowgirl V

Susanne said...

Those look worth breaking a diet for. Yum.

Scott Law said...

Yeh, I had a couple complaints about broken diets when I took my wife's sugar cookies to work to share.

Nice take on the theme. It looks delicious.


Fifi Flowers said...

YUM! Those look worth breaking diet for!!!

Marta said...

Looks great. I love Red Velvet cake and your cupcakes look wonderful.

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