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Vanilla Cupcakes with Banana Frosting

A 60-calorie cupcake recipe from Biggest Loser's Curtis Stone.

Per Cupcake: Calories 60, Total Fat 0g, Sat Fat g 0g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 190mg, Total Carb 10g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Protein 5g
Vanilla Cupcakes with Banana Frosting Photo
Yield: Serves 14


  • 5 organic egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Raspberry Frosting:

  • 1 cup nonfat cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Fresh raspberries to garnish

Banana Frosting:

  • 1 cup nonfat cream cheese
  • 1/2 ripe banana


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Place the egg whites in a large bowl and using a handheld mixer whip the whites on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes or until the whites begin to lighten up and hold their shape.
  3. Increase speed to high and whip in the salt and honey until the whites hold a soft peak, then add the vanilla extract.
  4. Fold in the yogurt.
  5. In a separate medium mixing bowl combine the flour and baking powder and mix well.
  6. Sift the dry ingredients into the egg whites a little at a time, gently folding them in with a rubber spatula.
  7. Once fully incorporated, scoop the batter into cupcake tins lined with cupcake papers.
  8. Bake the cupcakes for 15 to 20 minutes or until they have colored and gently spring back when pushed with a finger.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool the cupcakes at room temp.
  10. Mix the cream cheese and the banana in a medium mixing bowl until well incorporated, leaving small chunks of banana throughout the frosting.
  11. Once cool, spread a little of the banana frosting over the cupcakes and top each with a raspberry
  12. Serve

Source: Curtis Stone via Biggest Loser NBC

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Beth Zitrenbaum


I really enjoyed eating such a cupcake that is so good.Instead of using banana frosting I made it with strawberries.

posted May 13th, 2015 12:51 pm

Beth Zitrenbaum


It is very good.

posted May 13th, 2015 12:48 pm


I liked these; however, when I make them again I will make a few changes. I might add some Stevia to the batter and maybe try including some lemon or lime zest to it. Also, had trouble incorporating the Greek yogurt, make a point to whip it a bit first before folding it into the egg whites. I added a little Stevia to the frosting too, personally I liked it better with just a touch more sweetness to it.

posted Jun 28th, 2012 10:59 pm

Sandra Pinto


I like it

posted Aug 15th, 2011 7:07 am



I thought these were awesome...all these bad comments about the frosting astound me. I have only made the raspberry frosting, but I thought it was amazing...in fact, I use it all the time now on my bagels; it is after all just raspberry cream cheese!

posted Jan 27th, 2011 9:18 pm



DISGUSTING!! The friosting is so awful i couldnt put enough of anything in it to make it taste decent

posted Nov 20th, 2010 9:10 pm



Yuck. The cupcakes were so bad I didn't even continue with the frosting. They had a nice texture and were light, but they had such an awful taste. I would rather eat fruit.

posted Oct 27th, 2010 1:03 am


The frosting is terrible!! I tried it, and It tasted really funny, I made a substitution and used greek yogurt mixed with agave nectar instead, it's thicker then regular yogurt .

posted Oct 22nd, 2010 3:41 pm


I love Curtis, but I don't know how the biggest loser contestants choked these down with a straight face! They were terrible. I really like cream cheese, but the frosting is where it all went wrong with taste for me. Don't waste your time on these.

posted Oct 19th, 2010 3:26 pm



This was not good at all!

posted Oct 17th, 2010 3:37 pm



awesome recipe!!!!

posted Oct 13th, 2010 2:42 pm


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