Chef Curtis Stone introduced the Biggest Loser contestants to a healthy version of vanilla cupcakes with raspberry frosting. What better time to try out this new recipe then for one of your many holiday parties. Not only will you provide everyone with a tasty treat but you’ll also be able to indulge in a delicious dessert without feeling guilty afterward.
Curtis Stone’s Vanilla Cupcakes
Makes about 14 cupcakes
- 5 organic egg whites
- Pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
For the Raspberry Frosting
- 1 cup nonfat cream cheese, at room temp
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- Fresh raspberries to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- Place the egg whites in a large bowl and using a handheld mixer whip the whites on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until the whites begin to lighten up and hold their shape.
- Increase speed to high and whip in the salt and honey until the whites hold a soft peak, then add the vanilla extract.
- Fold in the yogurt.
- In a separate medium mixing bowl combine the flour and baking powder and mix well.
- Sift the dry ingredients into the egg whites a little at a time, gently folding them in with a rubber spatula.
- Once fully incorporated, scoop the batter into cupcake tins lined with cupcake papers.
- Bake the cupcakes for 15 to 20 minutes or until they have colored and gently spring back when pushed with a finger.
- Remove from the oven and cool the cupcakes at room temp.
- While the cupcakes are baking, puree the raspberries in a blender until smooth.
- Pass through a fine-mesh strainer into a small saucepot and cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until the puree reduces slightly.
- Cool completely.
- Place the cream cheese into a medium mixing bowl and fold the puree into the cream cheese until fully mixed.
- Once cupcakes are cool, spread a little of the berry frosting over the cupcakes, garnish each with one raspberry and serves.