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February has arrived and you know what that means…Valentine’s Day!

Did you also know that February is also American Heart Month?

We put together a perfect recipe to celebrate both heart health & Valentine’s Day…Skinny Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes!

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This yummy mini cupcake recipe is the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth without any guilt. You’ll love the rich flavor, perfect texture & adorable size of these treats.

Get creative with your cupcake toppings…try nuts, coconut, cocoa powder or sliced strawberries for a beautiful, healthy & delicious way to top off your batch of Skinny Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes!

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Skinny Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Yield: 36 Mini Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups flour

1/2 tablespoon cocoa

1/s teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons butter

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon white vinegar

2/3 cup skim or 1% milk

Frosting Ingredients:

4 oz. low-fat cream cheese

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350° & line mini cupcake pan with liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, salt & baking powder.

Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together sugar, yogurt & butter. Add egg & vanilla. Beat until combined.

Add 1/2 of dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Pour in 1/3 cup milk. Mix well. Add remaining dry ingredients and milk. Mix well.

In a small bowl, mix together baking soda & vinegar. Gently fold into cupcake batter.

Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from pan & cool on rack.

Using a stand or hand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth.

Add powdered sugar & vanilla. Mix well.

Frost cooled cupcakes & enjoy!

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