Low-fat cupcakes

Fat-Free-Green-Tea-Sultana

While taking about healthy lifestyle and diet food, I decided to share with you a recipe – for everyone who have a sweet tooth like me. I love sweets, that is why I often try to prepare myself some healthy low fat versions. Here is a recipe for low fat cupcakes.

Serves:16
Prep time:Cooking time:
Total time:
Skill level:Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips

 If you’re on a diet, enjoy a guilt-free cupcake with these delicious sultana cupcakes with a fresh-tasting green tea icing

Ingredients

For the fat free cupcakes:

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 140 g (5 oz) sultanas
  • 115 g (4 oz) pitted soft dates, chopped
  • 140 g (5 oz) dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 225 g (8 oz) wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

For the green tea icing:

  • 250 g (9 oz) fondant icing sugar, sieved
  • 3–4 tbsp green tea, hot or cold
  • 2 tbsp each sultanas and chopped dates

You will also need:

  • Silicon moulds or non-stick paper cases

It’s essential that silicone moulds or non-stick paper cases are used for these or the baked mixture will stick like to the cases leaving half the sponge behind

 

Method

  1. To make the cupcakes, put the tea bag in a large measuring jug and add 300 ml (1⁄2 pt) plus 3–4 tablespoons of hot, but not-quite-boiling, water. Set aside for 10 minutes, then remove the bag and pour 300 ml (1⁄2 pt) of the tea into a mixing bowl (the rest is for the icing). Stir in the sultanas, dates and sugar. Leave to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Beat the eggs into the tea mixture in the bowl and stir in the flour and ginger until evenly combined.
  3. Set the silicone cases on a baking sheet and spoon the mixture into them. Bake for 12–15 minutes or until a skewer pushed into the centre of a cake comes out clean. Leave to cool completely before icing.
  4. To make the icing, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in enough green tea to make a spreadable icing. Coat the tops of the cupcakes with the icing and decorate with a few sultanas and chopped dates.

Now bon appétit and go treat yourself!!

xx, MM