Salted Caramel-Topped Chocolate Cupcakes

You won't miss the oil in these indulgent little desserts with a veggie boost! Keep these cupcakes on hand in the freezer, and when you need a little treat, thaw one out and top as directed. To learn more about Green Giant®Veggie Blend-InsTM , visit Veggie Blend-Ins.com.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
3
eggs
1
pouch (4 oz) Green Giant™ Veggie Blend-Ins 100% spinach purée
1
container (8 oz) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
2
tablespoons caramel fat-free topping, warmed
Coarse sea salt, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, eggs and spinach purée with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling about three-fourths full.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Just before serving, spread about 2 tablespoons whipped topping on each cupcake; drizzle with 1/4 teaspoon caramel topping. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Expert Tips

Bake the cupcakes and freeze in airtight container for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.