Not Just Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes are incredible and much healthier than a lot of alternatives

Eat Your Vegetables Day is June 17 and McCall Farms is celebrating by sharing three delicious farm fresh recipes. From Southern-Style Vegetarian Gumbo to Not Just Chocolate Cupcakes, these recipes are simple, satisfying, and nutritious.

As one of America’s leading producers of canned vegetables and fruit, McCall Farms produce is picked at the peak of ripeness and immediately canned, locking in its flavor and nutrition. Not only do these Eat Your Vegetables Day recipes taste great, but they are packed with nutrients, too.

One of America’s leading producers of farm fresh canned vegetables and fruit, McCall Farms has been cultivating food for more than 177 years. The family-owned and -operated company produces a wide variety of Southern-style products under Margaret Holmes, Glory Foods, Peanut Patch Boiled Peanuts, and Bruce’s Yams, as well as private-label and foodservice products, all of which are sold nationwide. Based in Effingham, South Carolina, McCall Farms products are grown on 2,000 acres of family farmland with an additional 18,000 acres contracted throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

4
Servings
1281
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can of mixed greens, such as Margaret Holmes Mixed Greens
  • 1 Cup applesauce
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (16.5 oz.) box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 5 Tablespoons real butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup cocoa powder
  • 4 Cups powdered sugar

Directions

For the Cake:
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Drain Margaret Holmes Mixed Greens, add fresh water and drain again.

Add greens, applesauce, and 1/2 cup water to a blender. Blend until completely mixed.

Pour greens and applesauce mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and cake mix, and mix thoroughly.

Pour batter into a muffin pan lined with paper liners. Fill 24 cups about 2/3 full.

Place in oven and bake for about 16 to 18 minutes.

For the Frosting:
Beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth.

Slowly add cocoa.

Add powdered sugar until frosting is of desired consistency.

Let cupcakes cool.

Frost and store in refrigerator until ready to be eaten.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
60g
86%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Carbohydrate, by difference
175g
100%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
35µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
35mg
47%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
35g
100%
Folate, total
96µg
24%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
107mg
15%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
171mg
11%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
67g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Jus Shopping Tip

Ingredients like olive oil, shallots, mustard, cream, stock, and butter will help bring French flavors to your cooking.

Jus Cooking Tip

French cuisine is renowned for slow-cooked sauces, however a quick pan sauce will do just as well; after sautéing a piece of meat or fish, remove it from the pan, deglaze with brandy or wine, finish with a touch of butter or cream and voilà!