10 Cupcakes That Won't Put on the Pounds


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Chocolate

You can tinker around with other cupcake flavors, and while they all have merit, there's no beating chocolate when you want to sate your sweet tooth. Even though this recipe uses only cocoa powder for its flavor hit, it's a lot lower in fat than traditional chocolate cupcakes while still being a rich, satisfying treat. You could decrease the calorie count even more by using sugar substitute blend for half the sugar, but we think it's pretty good as is.

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