Monday, April 12, 2010

~14 carat cupcakes~

You may or may not know, but I am on a low calorie diet plan
{I hate that word diet!}
Anyway, I am always looking for new low cal recipes because I love to bake and I am addicted to sugar!
I found this recipe and made them today, they are very yummy!
My kids even like them!
14~carat cupcakes
Picture, not recipe, from here,
Ingredients:
4 oz. fat-free cream cheese, room temp.
1/3 c. plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 1/4 c. no-calorie sugar substitute, granulated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 c. moist-style yellow cake mix
(1/4 of a 18.25- oz. box)
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 c. canned pure pumpkin
2/3 c. refrigerated egg product
1 1/2 c. carrots, shredded
2/3 c. canned crushed pineapple in juice, undrained.
1/4 c. raisins
1~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a med. bowl, combine cream cheese, yogurt, 2/3 c. of the sugar substitute, and the vanilla. Using a whisk or fork, blend until smooth. Refrigerate until cupcakes are ready to be frosted.
2~ In a large bowl, combine cake mix, flour, the remaining sugar, the brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and baking powder. In a med. bowl combine pumpkin9n, egg, and 1/4 c. water. Add pumpkin mixture into the large bowl. Using a whisk or fork, blend until mixed. Stir in carrots, pineapple, and raisins.
3~Line a 12 cup muffin pan with baking cups and/or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Evenly distribute cake mixture among the cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
4~Allow cupcakes to cool completely, then evenly distribute frosting over the tops. Refrigerate until frosting has set and your ready to serve!
makes 12 servings at 133 calories per serving and 1 gram fat!
Enjoy!
xoxo

16 comments:

Cindy ~ Open Ended said...

Oh Yum! These sound wonderful. Can't wait to try them!!
~C~

Iva said...

oh that looks and sounds so delicious!!

outside the said...

I can't believe those only have 1 gram of fat and a little over 100 calories! Yum! (I'll eat anything with pumpkin in it!)

Annesphamily said...

They look divine! Thank you for sharing! Hugs Anne

Between You and Me said...

can't wait to try them!

Herself said...

Diets are the devil. I'm on a "program." It sounds smarter don't you think? :)

Seizing My Day said...

Me too... being hate the word diet... but I am supposed to be on a low sugar low carb diet! ;) yum!! I will print this recipe and try it... I LOVE to bake! ;)

Tiffany Larson said...

This is great, thank you! My husband and I are watching our calories, too, and we're always craving sweet, low-calorie treats. I'm definitely going to try these!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

sounds and looks yummy!

Privet and Holly said...

Melanie, these sound very promising for those of us who like our "sweeties!" Instead of thinking of the word DIET and what I CAN'T have, I try to focus each day on eating the things that I SHOULD have. It's amazing how wonderful strawberries sprinkled with a little fresh lemon and a tiny bit of sugar or carrots dipped in fresh salsa taste when you are eating mindfully and trying to get all the good stuff in each day. Best of luck and enjoy all those SHOULDS each day! xx P&H

lkjatl said...

They sound heavenly! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I have been on a cup cake kick too. We don't need them, but it makes a nice dessert when we have friends over for dinner.
Thanks for sharing this!
I have a great recipe I am posting later this week... Maybe in time for my Friday's Favorites.

Ashley said...

These look delish!!! Can't wait to try them!

Alecia said...

Sounds Delish!!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, YUM!

m ^..^

The Real Estate Talker said...

I wonder how many points in Weight Watchers these would be. I would love to make them, but I am on Weight Watchers.

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