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Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

1 dozen

My mom and I first tried these moist chocolaty cupcakes at her health club's annual taste test. Not only are these treats light and delicious, they're easy to make! —Sara Zignego, Hartford, Wisconsin
Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat the orange juice, water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into orange juice mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill half full with batter. Bake at 375° for 13-16 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 155 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 204mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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