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New Healthy Cupcakes Recipe – Whoa Baby Whole Wheat Cupcakes

New Revised Recipe!  Now they bake up lighter than ever, with less sugar!

Whoa Baby Whole Wheat Cupcakes
If you’re looking for a good recipe for a more healthy cupcake, start with this one. Whoa Baby, these are good.  Moist, light and sweet without being overpowering.  It’s easy to make these healthy cupcakes from scratch! Makes about 16 cupcakes.

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  • 1 1/3 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, separated yolk from white, plus one extra egg white
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 tsp organic vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (or mix 1 cup milk with 1 TBL lemon juice and use 3/4 cup of that)


Preheat oven to 350.  Line cupcake tins.

In medium bowl (not the mixing bowl), add the whole wheat pastry flour and salt.  Whisk together.  (No need to sift.)

Add the lemon juice to the milk, if you’re using that combo.  It needs to sit for about 5 minutes.

In mixing bowl, add 2 egg yolks and the sugar and beat until fluffy-ish – about 2 mins.  Add vanilla and vegetable oil and mix.

Add half the flour mixture and half the buttermilk or lemon juice/milk mixture – mix for about a minute.  Add the rest and mix again.  Scrape the sides and mix once more.  Let this mixture sit for about 25 minutes to allow the wheat bran to absorb the moisture and soften up.

Add baking powder and baking soda and mix for one minute.

2014-07-28 11.44.45In a small bowl, whip the 3 egg whites just until they form soft, wet peaks.  Fold this delicately into the rest of the cupcake batter until just blended.  This gives your baking powder some bubbles to work with.

Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full (I use an ice-cream scoop.)

Bake about 15-18 minutes, testing at 15.

Moist and tender, with a nutty flavor

Cool completely and frost with cream cheese icing.


I like a cheesy, less-greasy cream cheese icing.  This is my go-to choice:

  • 2 – 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups organic confectioner’s sugar

Cream together the cream cheese and butter.  Add vanilla.  Mix in the sugar and you’re all set.

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