After having a baby, I feel a little depressed after thinking about getting back in shape. You may have realized by now that our famiy loves dessert. Trust me, we have tried to go without, but it just makes life so unbearable! Rather than giving dessert up completely, I decided to try a dessert I don’t have to feel as guilty about. Even my husband devoured these cupcakes!
Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe
Rather than giving dessert up completely, I decided to try a dessert I don't have to feel as guilty about. These funfetti cupcakes do the trick and are so good!
- 1 box Pillsbury funfetti cake mix (just the powder, not the recipe on the box)
- 12 ounces sprite zero
- 8 ounces Fat Free Cool Whip
- 1.5 ounces fat free vanilla instant pudding mix (just the powder, not the recipe on the box)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake tins with paper liners. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and Sprite together. Continue to mix until the batter is smooth without any lumps. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter into every cupcake wrapper. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool before frosting.
- In a mixing bowl, add Cool Whip and pudding. Mix with a whisk by hand or an electric hand mixer until smooth. Spread over cooled cupcakes. Makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes.
- You can use any other cake mix flavors! If you are making cupcakes with a dark cake mix, use a dark diet soda such as Diet Coke. If you are making light cake mix, use a light colored diet soda. I have tried Devil's Food Cake mix with Diet Coke and it was so good!
Calories: 103 kcal · Carbohydrates: 18 g · Protein: 1 g · Fat: 3 g · Saturated Fat: 1 g · Cholesterol: 2 mg · Sodium: 233 mg · Potassium: 70 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 10 g · Vitamin A: 17 IU · Calcium: 37 mg · Iron: 1 mg
- Cupcake Liners
- cupcake tin
- Medium Mixing Bowl (2)
Questions & Reviews
They all turn out great, IMO!
Mine are never this pretty, though!! The photo is awesome. You can almost taste the cupcake just by looking. :)
Thanks for sharing :)
meg @ http://myborrowedheaven.blogspot.com/
You can use any other cake mix flavors! If you are making cupcakes with a dark cake mix, use a dark diet soda such as Diet Coke. If you are making light cake mix, use a light colored diet soda. Hope that helps! I have tried Devil's Food Cake mix with Diet Coke and it was so good!
The place I found the recipe stated that each cupcake was 1.5 Weight Watchers Point. I hope that helps! She didn't have any other information and I'm not familiar with Weight Watchers.
Have a great day,
Elyse (one of the sisters)
I just emailed you, but just in case I thought I would write you here too. There are 1.5 WW points per cupcake. Thanks!
If you want people to see your point, try being supportive of the change they are trying to make in their life and offering an alternative. Do you have another recipe that is similar to funfetti cake that is low in calories and made of only "real" food? Instead of just lecturing them on how what they are doing is bad, try to show them a better path. However, being condecending and rude is NOT the way to get people to eat healthier. As you can see from the above replies, your criticisms were not taken warmly by the people you were trying to "warn" with your comment.
Just food for thought...
Has anyone else had this problem? I'm chalking it up to the fact that I'm in high altitude, but I'd love to know if anyone else experienced the same thing; tops cooked, bottoms gummy and yuck.
We kept all of our leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and they kept just fine! Thanks!
That will work just fine!
You could check out this website for nutritional information for any recipe:
I don't know if you should put the in the fridge or not, but we always to just to be safe! Sorry I'm not more help!
Do you know if these were calculated with the old Weight Watchers Points or the new Points Plus?
I have never tried it with club soda. It may have a little less flavor, but I am sure it would work. Let us know if you try it!
For the others who like this recipe. You might also like the Pumpkin version - they are delicious! My kids and their classmates love them and the teenage girls think it is awesome that they are lower in calories and get a kick out of it. http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/09/pumpkin-cupcakes-with-pumpkin-spiced.html
You still can't eat 20, but you shouldn't eat 20 of anything :-D
Thanks for posting the white cupcake recipe Elyse.
I am so sorry. I don't know how many calories are in the plain cupcakes. We have a new site we are launching this month that will calculate calories, WW points, etc. so keep an eye out!
By the way, they are addicted!!! :)
My boys LOVED the cake, but the icing was not our favorite. But it was easy and fun to try!!!
Thanks for sharing.
Pam @ http://thepatrioticpam.blogspot.com
Toxicity data always goes hand in hand with DOSE -- a discussion of one without the other is absolutely meaningless. Water is toxic to the system too, at the right dose. I'm not saying these cupcakes are healthy in the way that eating fruit or veggies as a snack would be. Sugary foods should always be a "sometime treat," but the ingredients list is far from the dire catastrophe you make it out to be.
My qualifications on the subject, before anyone asks? A doctoral degree.