I really enjoy baking… mainly because of my own sweet tooth, but also because I find it somewhat therapeutic. Don’t ask me why, but when I start baking my mind tends to focus so much on the dish that I’ll actually start to forget about my stresses! Having said that, sometimes I’ll be so eager to bake that I’ll forget to check for all the ingredients…this leads to lots of improvising (sometimes good, sometimes not so much)! This happened recently while in the midst of satisfying a (skinny) chocolate cupcake craving. Right as the cupcakes went into the oven, I realized I had no frosting…so I searched the web and racked my brain for a simple solution. I decided to use mini toasted marshmallow toppers, and I love the way they turned out!
The mini toasted marshmallow tops gave the cupcakes a funky polka dotted look, a fun twist I did not expect!
Spotted Chocolate Mini Cakes [skinny recipe]
Makes approx. 24 mini cupcakes
Each skinny mini cupcake is approx. 85 calories
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract