Tuesday, March 22, 2011

3 Easy Steps to a Much Healthier Cupcake

Step 1: Mix ingredients (a box of cake mix and a can of pumpkin) and put in muffin pan.

Step 2: Cook according to cake box directions, adding a couple extra minutes. You'll know they're done when they bounce back when pushed with your finger.

Step 3: Thank Connie for the great recipe and then Eat!

Why are they healthier?

Most cake box mixes call for at least two eggs (164 calories -- 104 calories from fat) and 1/2 a cup of oil (964 calories -- 100% from fat).

2 cups of canned pumpkin has 166 calories (only 12 calories from fat) and gives you 0 cholesterol, 5 grams of protein, and loads of Vitamin A. Night vision, anyone?


  1. What an awesome idea. I love it and have to try this soon. My only problem - I don't have any cake mixes. With a tip like this I won't feel guilty about buying it though :)

  2. That's an awesome idea! Does it give them a nice pumpkin flavour?

  3. It depends on what kind of cake mix you use. We used a Red Velvet b/c that's what was on hand. It had a light pumpkin taste to it. Connie makes it with Pumpkin Spice cake mix, which sounds delicious!