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June 7, 2010

Guilt Free Cupcakes

So... I happened to stumble across several cupcake pictures and they completely got me in the mood to bake! It's been so long since I've been in that kitchen baking yummy treats and I miss it!

{ Aren't these cute? }

Part of the reason is due to the fact that I am a self-admitted, rehabilitated (or at least in the process) sugar/sweets junkie. Since "competing" in my office's Biggest Loser competition, I am determined to do whatever I can to keep changing my lifestyle and mentality.

I mean, HELLO! If I bake yummy treats and they are just lingering around my kitchen, they're toast. My waistline doesn't need them and my pocketbook is counting on winning that $600!

Craving a cupcake, but not the calories?
...try this recipe!
SO simple, easy and delicious!


{ Guilt-Free Cupcakes }


- 1 box cake mix (any flavor - I prefer Pillsbury Super Moist)
- 12 oz. can diet soda (any flavor)


- 8 oz. Cool Whip Free
- 1 oz. package Jello sugar-free vanilla pudding
- Sprinkles (optional fun!)


1) Preheat oven (following direction on box).
2) Line tin with cupcake wrappers.
3) Mix together cake mix and diet soda.
4) Poor mix into tin and follow baking directions on box.
5) Whip together cool whip and jello until blended well.
6) Remove cupcakes, let them cool, dollop on topping .

Calories: 105 (per cupcake)
Fat: 1.8 g
Fiber: 3.6 g


{ Favorite Combos }

- Strawberry Cake Mix + Diet Sierra Mist
- Chocolate Devils Food Cake Mix + Diet Coke
- Lemon Cake Mix + Diet 7-Up
- Chocolate Cake Mix + Diet Cherry Coke
- Angel Food Cake Mix + Diet Orange Crush
- Red Velvet Cake Mix + Diet Cherry Vanilla
- White Cake Mix + Diet Ginger Ale

So simple, right? Trust me, you can't really go wrong with any flavor combo unless you use dark soda for a light cake (color combo isn't so attractive!). Are you excited? I hope this makes you want to rush out to the store, buy some cake mix and get baking!

Let me know how your cupcakes turn out!!

Bon Appetit!


  1. i've never heard of cupcake mix with soda but at 105 calories a cupcake i will def try it. thanks for sharing =]


  2. I've heard of the diet soda/cupcake recipe, but never tried it. But I actually think I'd rather have the calories than all the nasty chemicals in the diet soda :-/ But I do love a good cupcake!

  3. Great recipe, thank you!! I'm also in a Biggest Loser challenge at work, its been a lot of fun so far! :-)

  4. I keep meaning to try this out, I've heard of it before and it sounds interesting!

  5. I hate diet soda, the stuff in it can kill you! Maybe I can think of some substitute... They do look good and the calories are the right amount!

  6. Very nice! Don wanted cupcakes the other day, so I made yellow ones with dark chocolate icing. Mmm! He admitted that he'd like to skip dinner & just have cupcakes, which says a lot from my "I'm too full to eat dessert" husband! Needless to say, they were a big hit. I knew that if I kept the remaining 20 in our kitchen, they'd be gone in a snap! The next morning, I sent them to work with him so that his guys could eat them instead :) But of course, I saved a few for us :)

  7. I've tried diet soda in baking before and it works great! Maybe someday we'll have chemical-free, organic diet soda so everyone is happy :)


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