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Healthy Cupcakes for Toddlers

Healthy Vanilla Cupcakes

An easy Healthy Vanilla Cupcake recipe made with 3 times less sugar than regular cupcakes and less saturated fat.
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Yield: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Carine

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Milk full-fat, or soy milk
  • 2 large Eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Unrefined Cane Sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

To frost

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 12 hole cupcake pan with cupcake paper liners. Lightly oil the paper with oil spray to prevent the cupcakes from sticking to the paper. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, add milk and butter and microwave by 30-second bursts until completely melted. You can also bring the mixture over medium heat in a saucepan. Set aside to cool down.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs and sugar and beat on high speed for 2-3 minutes or until lighter in color, almost white and fluffy. If you use a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk on speed 10 for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add flour and beat on low speed (speed 2) until the flour is just incorporated - can't be seen.
  • Now, still beating on low speed, pour the lukewarm milk-butter mixture. Stop the beater as soon everything is well combined. The batter should be quite liquid and light in color.
  • Fill each paper liner with 1/4 cup of batter.
  • Bake on the center rack for 20 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  • Cool down on a wire rack for 2 hours before frosting with the cream cheese frosting.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Vanilla Cupcakes
Serving Size
 
1 cupcake (no frosting)
Amount per Serving
Calories
124
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
42
mg
14
%
Sodium
 
61
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
38
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
180
IU
4
%
Calcium
 
43
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.