02 September 2012

Skinny Cupcakes

Here’s the post everyone has been waiting for… Skinny Cupcakes!!!
I’ve been waiting to try this recipe for a while. I’ve seen on Pinterest were people just take a can of diet coke and add to brownie mix to make them skinny. Well I found a recipe to take sprite zero and make skinny cupcakes!

I didn’t want to just make them for no reason. I really needed a celebration to make them, that’s why it’s taken me so long to get these on here. I know it sounds silly but I wanted people to try them out other than just me and the hubs. It makes 16 cupcakes and that’s way more than the hubs and I need for just the two of us.

So last Thursday was Chris’ grandpa’s birthday. So what better excuse to make some delicious skinny cupcakes than to celebrate his birthday! I mean come on, perfect timing!!  

The great thing about these is the cupcake AND frosting are only 110 calories, so next time you need to whip up something for a birthday or BBQ remember you can have your cake and eat it too! These were perfect.

I enjoyed 1, 2 maybe 3, of course not all at once, without the frosting (not a cool whip fan yuck!). Kids would never know the difference. Everyone at Chris grandpa’s loved them! So enjoy this easy, skinny and delicious recipe!

Servings: 16
Total time: 30 minutes

Recipe adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff
Cake mix
§  1 box of cake mix (I used Funfetti)
§  12 oz Sprite Zero

Frosting Ingredients
§  1 8oz container Fat-Free Cool Whip
§  1 (1.5oz) Fat-Free Vanilla Jello Instant Pudding (just the powder)

For Cake:
1.       Preheat oven to 350.
2.       Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
3.       In a large bowl mix together cake mix and sprite zero. Combine until smooth.
4.       Spoon ¼ cup in cupcake liners. Bake for 20 minutes.
5.       Let cool before frosting.

For Frosting:
1.       Mix together cool whip and pudding mix with electric mixer until smooth. Spread over cooled cupcakes.
2.       Enjoy! 

Nutritional Information
1 cupcake
Calories:  110

Someone REALLY wanted to test these out while I was trying to get a picture! He just wanted to make sure they were safe for everyone J


  1. I can't believe those are that low in calories, well worth a try. I have to say, you're VERY brave making those for family without trying them first. I ALWAYS try new stuff at home first, if hubs and kids spit them out then I know not to take them anywhere else, LOL!

  2. These looks absolutely delicious!!!

  3. 110 calories? That's almost like magic! I hope you're having a great weekend! :)

  4. YUMMY!! Great idea thank you for sharing! The pic with the dog and the cupcakes is too cute!

  5. Did you bake your cupcakes in those adorable cupcake holders or did you place them in their afterwards for decoration?

  6. @Mama Laura
    I baked them in the cupcake holders.. They are reusable ones I got from TJ Maxx probably 6 months ago. They were the first time I used them and I love them!!!

  7. I tried these and they were SOOOO YUMMY!!!! I ate maybe 2?!?!?!?