We were having company in town this weekend and I didn’t want to starve them out on my Hunger Games Diet, so I went hunting for a low-calorie, low-fat dessert alternative and this is what I found, Diet Sprite Funfetti cupcakes.
This is an instance where the name truly says it all cause the only two ingredients in these little fellows are Funfetti cake mix and diet Sprite…ahhh..the secret ingredient.
You dump your box of cake mix in a bowl and add about 10 ounces of diet Sprite, stir it up and bake it.
I was a bit hesitant about this deal until I tried it, but they are actually very good. They have a lightly chewy brownie consistency and didn’t have the dietey taste I expected from the Sprite. They also taste a little like cake batter, which I love. I did sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top to mimic frosting.
Apparently, you can make any cupcake or brownie with this method using diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew…basically match the color of your cake batter with the soda.
Let’s break this down shall we:
Regular Funfetti Cupcake with frosting= 240 calories
Funfetti Cupcake no Frosting=150 calories
Diet Sprite Funfetti Cupcake no topping = 60 calories ( yep)
My cupcakes went over great, too bad though that I completely went food crazy this weekend with potato salad, french fries, BBQ and Pizza. There I’VE SAID IT and I’m blaming it all on my company. Thank goodness it’s Monday.
Have a sweet week:)