Prep: 35 minutes Cook: 20 minutes. These tiny treats are all you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. This recipe uses Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting


Credit: Tina Rupp

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36 cupcakes (serving size: 1 cupcake)


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  • To prepare filling, combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in 1/3 cup water, orange juice, lemon juice, rind, and yolk. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes or until very thick. Transfer to a bowl, and chill. (To chill quickly, place the bowl in the freezer and stir every couple of minutes until room temperature.)

  • To prepare cupcakes, preheat oven to 350°. Coat 36 miniature muffin cups with cooking spray.

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Add coconut milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla; beat with a mixer at low speed until smooth.

  • Spoon 2 teaspoons batter into each muffin cup. Add 1 teaspoon filling to center of each cup. Top with 1/2 teaspoon batter; spread over filling.

  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove muffins from pan. Let cool completely before frosting.

  • To prepare frosting, beat butter and Neufchâtel cheese with a mixer at high speed until smooth. Add the sugar; beat well. Add rind and coconut milk; beat until smooth.

  • Generously frost tops of cupcakes; sprinkle with coconut.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; fat 11g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 49g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 65mg; iron 1mg; sodium 153mg; calcium 28mg.