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100 Calorie Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Calories 103kcal
Author Izy


For the cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) finely grated carrot
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil , , melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) low fat plain yogurt or low fat buttermilk
  • 1 cup minus 2 tbsp , (110g) all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) hot water

For the chocolate cream cheese frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (50g) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light cream cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Put the finely grated carrot into a fine mesh strainer. Hold the strainer over a sink and squeeze the grated carrot to remove as much liquid as possible. Place into a medium bowl.
  • To the bowl, add the melted oil, egg and yogurt/buttermilk and stir in. Add the next 6 ingredients (flour through to cocoa powder) and stir in. Lastly, stir in the hot water until just combined.
  • Divide the batter between 12 lined muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean). Cool on a wire rack.
  • For the frosting, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Use about 2 tsp to frost each cupcake.


Calories: 103kcal