a pretty cool life.: Piece of (cup) cake

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Piece of (cup) cake


It's no secret I love cupcakes. So when one of my girlfriends shared this little tip to making them in only one step, I couldn't believe it. What's better? They have practically no fat and only a fraction of the calories. (Okay, the cupcakes have practically no fat and a fraction of the calories. The frosting, um, not so much... But who counts the frosting and sprinkles anyway??) It's a recipe you'll have to try to believe.

The secret? A can of diet pop. Diet 7Up, Sprite Zero, whatever. Just add one can to one box of cake mix and bake 'em. That's it. No eggs, oil, or anything else. Really. And it works.

It sounds too good to be true, but it really does work. I'd heard of substituting oil with applesauce to cut calories when baking, but this is nuts! Easy peasy. They taste exactly the same, and trust me, will disappear as quickly as their oil and egg filled counterparts. In fact, looking at that picture is making me want to go eat (um, another) one right now!

21 comments:

  1. Oh that's extremely dangerous to know. I think cupcakes are in order tomorrow for sure. Does it have to be the diet or can it be regular? I understand the diet would be less calories - but is the effect the same?

    Stopping by from SITS because you asked :) Glad I did - oh man I can't wait for tomorrow. haha.

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  2. Yep, gonna have to try this b/c I LOVE cupcakes and if I can eat them w/less guilt that would make me very happy. Visiting from SITS,too, since you said I should:)

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  3. stoppin by from sits! I am sooo trying this today! Sounds yummo!

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  4. New to your blog...and love this tip. I must try it because I love cupcakes. THanks for sharing.

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  5. Great tip. I am totally going to try it. This afternoon when my kids are sleeping...and i'll let ya know just how it turns out.
    Stopping by from SITS.
    hope you have a super peachy day
    cheers
    Lisa

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  6. Okay I'll try it.. you twisted my arm.. BUT FIRST I want to know how the HECK you eat that and look like you do??? really!!! I mean if I eat that sucker, and don't get me wrong I WILL EAT IT, I might as well have just plastered it to my butt cuz it's gonna end up there any way!! Stopping by from SITS cuz I need a "cool friend Cheryl". And I'm a SAHM too.. so I have nothing better to do.. unless you count feed the kids, clean and take over the world.

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  7. these look super yummy. I am going to have to try them out. Thanks for the tip!

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  8. Jo-I'm sure it would be the same with regular, it just adds a few more calories. One can over an entire cake or batch of cupcakes really isn't that much.

    DiPaola Momma-that's just about the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me, but they go straight to my butt, too!

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  9. I LOVE the soda recipe and it works SO well!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  10. I have to try this! Thanks for posting!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog too :-) I like your blog!

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  11. That's awesome. I'm totally going to try it.

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  12. Cheryl, you are my new cool friend! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am loving yours. You have all sorts of fun things and I bet you really are the coolest mom on the block. I can't wait to try the cupcakes and bubbles and all the other fun things you have in your wisdom shown us. :) Have a great day!

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  13. I love the pop in the cupcake idea! I have a recipe up on my food blog that uses strawberry soda. It's so yummy!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great day!

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  14. Oh my! I so have to do this...and I don't even like cake!

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  15. Wow that is pretty cool! I'll have to try it out! :)

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  16. Wonderful tip! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  17. Fantastic! My daughter is allergic to eggs, and this will be perfect!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Sounds fab! I'll bet my son would luv to try this recipe with me!

    :)

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  19. Wow - this sounds easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I made this as a cake last night and it was delicious. The only issue I had was that my cake was crumbly and hard to cut. Has this happened for anyone else? Is there something I can add to it to help it bind better?

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  21. I'd try refrigerating it to make it less crumbly and easier to cut.

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