On my personal health journey, usually dessert is the enemy. But, not this dessert. Low calorie soda cupcakes are one of my personal favorites. With only two ingredients it makes them very easy to make. All you need is sugar free cake mix and diet soda. I know what your thinking… But, it is possible, it’s kinda like magic. I top these wonderful cupcakes with one of two frostings, chocolate or peanut butter.
(Calorie Count for each cupcake is located at the bottom)
Here’s how you get started…
(Pillsbury sugar free cake mix also comes in a chocolate variety)
You can use any kind of diet soda you prefer. You could try chocolate cake mix with diet cherry soda or yellow cake mix with diet orange or peach soda. The possibilities with this recipe are endless.
After pouring cake mix into bowl or mixer add 12oz of diet soda.
Make sure you measure, It’s IMPORTANT! Then mix to combine. It should turn out something like this…
After everything is thoroughly mixed, add 2TBS of batter to each cupcake liner.
Bake at 325 for 19 to 23 min as directed by box.
Now, it’s time for the best part the FROSTING!!!
But, if you would like something a little more adventurous than canned frosting try this PB2 frosting recipe.
I buy my PB2 from amazon, it’s an amazing product.
I mix 1 tsp of PB2 powder with 1tsp of water and then fold it into 2TBS of fat free cool whip. It makes a delicious subtle peanut butter frosting without all the calories of regular peanut butter.
If you were wondering, they are more delicious than they look! A yummy treat that won’t leave you feeling guilty!
Let’s start with the cupcakes themselves.
The whole box of cake mix is 1,400 calories. Diet Soda is 0 calories. Divided by 24 cupcakes = 58.3333 calories per cupcake.
Pillsbury Sugar Free Chocolate Frosting is 100 Calories for 2TBS. I usually use 1TBS per cupcake.
One cupcake with chocolate frosting = 108.333 calories
Each tsp of PB2 powder is 7.5 calories + 2 TBS of cool whip which is 15 calories = 22.5 Calories for the peanut butter frosting
One cupcake with peanut butter frosting = 80.83333 calories
Hope you enjoy making them as much as I did! 🙂