Birthday Cupcakes Made “Healthy”

Since I’ve been trying to watch my calorie intake lately, I decided to do something a little different for Miss Z’s birthday cupcakes. I knew she wouldn’t mind as long as there was frosting involved, oh, and chocolate…there definitely needed to be chocolate.

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I decided to go with the weight watchers cupcakes. I’ve had different versions of this, but I had never tried this particular recipe before so I was a bit nervous.
You will need:
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
1 box of cake mix

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Seriously. That’s it. You can use any cake mix you like, but as a good parent of Z, I was obligated to use chocolate.
Put ingredients into a bowl.

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Mix well.

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Put the mix into muffin tins or a cake pan, then bake. Then you’re done!! It will be pretty thick and it will bake in the position you leave it, so I would suggest patting it down or shaping it a little.

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Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees.

If you don’t like pumpkin, you may not like these! You can definitely tell that it’s there. If you do like pumpkin, these are delicious-especially with the frosting.

Use any frosting you like. I put my frosting in a plastic bag and trimmed the end off to make frosting them easier.

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The cupcakes were a hit!! She wasn’t too impressed with her candle when it was lit…

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…but there were no complaints about the cupcakes!

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Do you have any delicious, healthier alternatives to your favorite dessert?

 

June 7, 2014
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5 Comments

  • Reply De Divah Deals

    Now this is what I call easy breezy cupcakes. Today was my 53rd birthday so I went with the fattening kind! Thanks for sharing and linking back to the #WWDParty.

    September 20, 2014 at 9:53 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      I usually go with those too. Happy Birthday-I hope it was a good day!

      September 20, 2014 at 10:27 pm
      • Reply De Divah Deals

        Yes, it was a great day with a wonderful surprise, posting about it on Thursday.

        September 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm
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