Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

 

Adapted from a combination of several basic cupcake recipes – including Cooking Light

This is a great recipe for a light and sweet cupcake!

Ingredients

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Cake:

  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 7 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fat-free milk

Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat free sweetened condensed milk

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Fill cupcake/muffin pan with liners and spray with cooking spray.

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2) Place 1 cup brown sugar and 7 tablespoons butter in a large mixing bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 3 minutes or until well blended.

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3) Add egg substitute to sugar mixture; beat well.

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4) Lightly spoon cake flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 2 cups cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring well with a whisk.

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5) Add flour mixture to sugar mixture, alternately with 1 cup fat-free milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

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6) Spoon batter into prepared pan. Fill batter up about 2/3 of the way. Sharply tap pan to remove air bubbles. Bake at 350 degrees for about 18-20 minutes (mine were done at 18 minutes) or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and cupcakes are a light golden brown.

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7) Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans and allow to cool completely.

8) Meanwhile prepare frosting, combing 1/2 cup brown sugar and remaining ingredients in a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring constantly.

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9) Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes. Enjoy!

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Served a tall cold glass of skim milk.

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