Fun Friday: Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes...


...because when we're being good we still want something that feels like a treat.

If you're an all-natural, whole foods health nut, look away.  This little treat is going to horrify you, with its diet soda (phenylalanine!) and boxed cake mix.  These skinny cupcakes are not healthy.  If, however, you're not too worried about it, try this Weight Watchers idea.

Take a box of cake mix and a can of diet soda, and bake them into cupcakes.  That's it.  Easiest box mix ever.  They're still very moist and tasty.  What have you tried and loved?

Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes
from Weight Watchers

Makes 15-18 cupcakes

1 box Funfetti (or confetti) cake mix
1 can (12 oz) diet lemon-lime soda (Sprite, 7-up)

Preheat your oven to 350.  Line 2- 12 cup muffin tins with cupcake liners.  Pour your cake mix and soda into a medium-sized or larger bowl and stir (or mix with a hand mixer) until combined.  Pour about 1/4 cup batter into each cup, about halfway up the side.  Bake them 15-20 minutes, or until done.  A toothpick inserted should come out pretty clean.

For additional lower-calorie goodness, frost with your own frosting, reduced fat/calorie whipped topping, or whatever you choose.


  • I used homemade frosting, which I found on Pinterest.  Recipe coming soon.  It was not in any way pretending to be low fat or healthy.  
  • I mentioned these to a co-worker and she suggested mixing a box of chocolate cake mix and diet cherry soda.  YUM!

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