Chocolate Macaroon Cupcakes

Chocolate Macaroon Cupcakes

"A delightful coconut and ricotta cheese filling is hidden inside these cupcakes. The recipe is from field editor Dolores Skrout of Summerhill, Pennsylvania."
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50 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg whites, egg, applesauce and vanilla. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to egg white mixture alternately with buttermilk. Spoon half of the batter into 18 muffin cups coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. I n another mixing bowl, beat the ricotta cheese, sugar and egg white until smooth. Stir in coconut and extract. Spoon 1 tablespoonful in the center of each muffin cup. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full with remaining batter.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 28-33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks; cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One cupcake equals 121 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

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Only used the filling part, but it was fantastic

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I didn't make the cake, only the filling. I've tried many, many chocolate cake recipes so I don't have to try any more. I creamed 15oz part skim ricotta & 1/4 cup white sugar; then mixed in 3...

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I didn't make the cake, only the filling. I've tried many, many chocolate cake recipes so I don't have to try any more. I creamed 15oz part skim ricotta & 1/4 cup white sugar; then mixed in 3...

I followed the recipe, but the chocolate part was rubbery and the filling was eggy - surprizingly, they did not have much flavor either. I did not like these at all.

Only used the filling part, but it was fantastic

The chocolate part was really rubbery, and the filling very eggy. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but they were not edible. Maybe I overmixed the batter?

These cupcakes are really good - people are really surprised when they bite into them! Personally, I thought they were just ok, but I don't really like almond extract - I'll use coconut next ti...

I give it 3 stars because I used a boxed chocolate cake instead of following the recipe, but used the filling as shown. They were nice and quick to make for the quick sugar fix I craved at the ...

These were just ok. The cake part was a bit rubbery and needed more chocolate. I may try the filling in another cake recipe.

Great for those whom luv sweets but watch their diet and health! Great low fat recipe!

I made these cupcakes today, except I used part skim ricotta for the filling and I used a chocolate box cake mix and they came out delicious! I will absolutally make these again and again! Thanks

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