Deep Chocolate Cupcakes

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6 lg Prunes, pitted
3 lg Egg whites
1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
18 tb Flour, all-purpose
3/4 c Sugar, granulated
1/2 c Cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 1/2 ts Baking powder
1/4 ts Baking soda
1/4 ts Salt
1 1/2 tb Sugar, powdered


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 2-3/4" muffin cups with paper liners. In food processor, puree prunes and 1/2 cup water until smooth. Scrape puree into large bowl.

With electric mixer, beat together prune puree and 1/2 cup water. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined. Stir in remaining ingredients; mix completely. Spoon batter evenly into prepared cups, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool on rack. Sprinkle evenly with powdered sugar.