Guilt Free Cupcakes

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I am sure most of you have heard of  the Hungry Girl and if you haven’t I am about to introduce you to her.  Hungry Girl is a website that sends a free e-mail daily and it introduces new ways of cooking your  favorite foods to make them HEALTHY!  I honestly enjoy reading Hungry Girl, but I have never attempted to make any of her recipes…. until today.  I just recieved one for vanilla cupcakes and if they taste good I am going to start a new Hungry Girl section!! Here we go……..

 

HG’s Very Vanilla Fluffcakes

Frosting:

  • 1 1/4 cups Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Jell-O Sugar Free Fat Free Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix

 

Cupcakes

  • Half of an 18.25-oz. box (about 1 1/2 cups) moist-style yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup Sprite Zero (or another diet lemon-lime soda), room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg whites or (about 4) raw egg whites

 

Topping

  • 3 tbsp. rainbow sprinkles

 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 

To make the frosting, combine Cool Whip with pudding mix in a bowl, and mix until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until cupcakes are ready to be frosted.

 

In a large bowl, combine cake mix with baking powder and stir until free of lumps. Add soda and vanilla extract, and stir or whisk until batter is smooth. Set aside.

 

In a separate bowl, whip egg whites with a handheld electric mixer set to medium speed until fluffy, about 1 – 2 minutes. Gently mix egg whites into the cake batter until thoroughly combined.

 

Line 9 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups and/or spray with nonstick spray. Evenly distribute batter among the 9 cups. Cups will be VERY full — this is okay!

 

Bake for 15 – 17 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out fairly clean. Set aside and allow to cool completely.

 

Once cupcakes have cooled, top each evenly with the frosting and 1 tsp. sprinkles. Chomp chomp!

 

Hungry Girl includes her nutritional information as well as Weight Watchers points so I am adding it ONLY so you can see how these are guilt free!!

Serving Size: 1 frosted cupcake with sprinkles
Calories: 164
Fat: 3g
Sodium: 293mg
Carbs: 30g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 16g
Protein: 2.5g

POINTS® value 4*

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