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Sweetleaf
12-16-2008, 10:14 PM
In the spirit on Christmas giving, I thought that I would share one of my favourite recipes for everyone that's worried they're going to turn into a ham by new years.

They're not sugar free, but what did you expect? You can't have everything. But the fat content is less than one tenth of a chocolate chip cookie, so pig on these instead and be happy. Oh, and my kids love them too.

Big Fat Zero Cupcakes

3 eggs
1/2 cup Castor Sugar
3/4 cup Flour
1 Tbsp Boiling Water
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence


Preheat oven to 180C (that's 350F for the americans)

Use an electric mixer to beat sugar and eggs together until pale and thick. Mixture should leave a trail when you lift out the beater and be nearly three times the original size. I turn mine on high and leave it for 15mins which works perfectly.

Using a metal spoon, fold in half the flour, then once incorporated, fold in remaining flour.

Lastly add water and vanilla.

Spoon mixture in patty cases and bake 10 - 15mins or until golden and springy when gently pressed.

Ice when cold. Makes about 40 mini cupcakes.


There you go, everyone have a great holiday