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.

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

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.

Mix well.

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.

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.

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

…but there were no complaints about the cupcakes!

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


June 7, 2014
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  • 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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