Easy Low Fat / Low Calorie Chocolate Cupcakes

The first part of low calorie chocolate cupcakes is NO (did you see that? NO!!) ICING! I know, I know – the icing is the good part, but it has the most calories. So first thing first, scratch icing off the list. I guess that makes these more like chocolate muffins… but anyway on to the recipe and two simple ingredients.


  1. Chocolate Cake Mix
  2. Coke Zero (or Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi)

simple chocolate cupcakes


  1. Pre-heat oven to tempurate listed on your Chocolate Cake Mix package.
  2. Empty chocolate cake mix in bowl. I used Dr. Oetker Added Touch Chocolate Cake Mix – simply for the fact that is only makes 6-9 cupcakes but you can use any chocolate cake mix you like.
  3. Then I mixed in the Coke Zero. I did not measure the amount I just added some until the batter seemed right. I used the Coke Zero as a replacement for the egg and oil – NO FAT and LESS CALORIES! You could also use Diet Coke or Pepsi.
  4. Pour into lined muffin tray. After filling my trays (enough for 9) I topped each one with four chocolate chips for a bit of extra fun!
  5. Bake in oven for time listed on chocolate cake mix package.

low fat chocolate cupcakes

After you have let them cool, enjoy! I thought they turned out pretty well – my boyfriend said they had a bit of a funny taste but there were still good. I found them a bit doughy and dry at the same time – but maybe I didn’t have a enough diet coke. Mine worked out to around 100 calories each – pretty good for a nice rich chocolaty treat! I paired mine with Kraft Fat Free Vanilla Pudding and it was fantastic! I would make these again. :)

easy chocolate muffins

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