Thursday, September 19, 2013

Biggest Loser Chocolate Cupcakes for My Birthday



It was my birthday recently, and as it seemed a bit sad not to have a cake, I made my own chocolate cupcakes, pictured above.

To make these cupcakes, I took the Biggest Loser Chocolate Fudge Cake and made it into 12 cupcakes and one mini heart cake, then iced them with plain old water icing (icing sugar, cocoa, water).  I think they look pretty.




While the cake is obviously not as sumptuous as a normal chocolate cake, at only 98 calories per serving (12 serves per recipe), it is a very good alternative.  I didn't find the cake dry this time - perhaps I slightly overbaked it last time.  However, don't expect moist, mud-like cake - it is more like a pound cake in consistency.

I topped the cupcakes with Lindt chocolates:




Aren't the cupcake papers gorgeous - I bought them in San Francisco last year when I was shopping at Sur La Table with Patty:
 

It was a fun way to celebrate "my" day.

7 comments:

Susan said...

Happy birthday! Your cakes look lovely.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Happy Birthday Cakelaw! :D And 98 calories per piece is fantastic! :D

Johanna GGG said...

happy birthday cakelaw - glad you got to have your cake and eat it too - they look gorgeous with those chocolates on top

Kari said...

Happy birthday Cakelaw! These look really cute and I love the idea of topping with Lindt ;)

Kayte said...

Oh, your birthday...how did that come around again so soon...it seems like yesterday I was ooohing and aaahing over that gorgeous dress you bought for the party...time flies. Happy Birthday...and if I were closer I would have made you a cake...and it would have been chocolate because I KNOW you and chocolate it would need to be! Your little cakes are so cute and very pretty...your calling is definitely in cakes somewhere.

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! Oh, how I LOVEEEEE Sur La Table!!!

Cher Rockwell said...

Happy Birthday!