Welcome to my Instructable! I've love looking at cupcake recipes, but when I look at the calorie count for the cupcakes with the towers of beautiful frosting on top, I start to feel a little guilty (Especially when they can be from 300 to 600 calories!). So this is a recipe for cupcakes that come to 180 calories without icing, and just under 200 with a dash of icing on top! And they are not dinky, these are full sized bursting out of the muffin wrapper cupcakes! Also, aside from the eggs, all of the ingredients can be kept in the store-cupboard, so these are great to bake if you don't fancy leaving the house to get fresh ingredients.

Step 1: The Ingredients!

The ingredients are:
410g tin of pear halves, in juice (The secret ingredient that keeps this cupcake moist but low calorie!)
75g cocoa powder
125g caster sugar
3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
50ml vegetable oil (If you have grapeseed or walnut, these are fine too)
3 medium sized eggs
225g plain flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
50 grams of icing sugar (optional, for the icing drizzled on top)

And the tools you will need:
A sieve
A measuring jug
A small saucepan
A fork or small whisk
A large mixing bowl (For the chocolate pear mix)
Cupcake tin and cupcake cases
A small mixing bowl (For weighing out flour)
A blender (Or anything that can purée liquid)
Wonderful! It sounds so simple and you make them look so elegant with the way you frosted them!
What a fantastic idea to use the pears! I use applesauce in baked goods all the time, but pears sound so much nicer to go with cocoa! :)
Thank you! I use applesauce quite often too, normally if I am switching eggs out for any reason, but you are right that the pears really compliment the chocolate, makes it taste so delicate!

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