Sunday, September 16, 2012

Skinny Chocolate Cupcakes

Football season has arrived which also means that Halloween seasonal items have been popping up all over the place as well! Nothing beats watching a game in football apparel with some friends and some lots of food.

Ryder is geared up and ready for the game!

This past weekend I visited my cousins and watched the BGSU vs. Toledo football game at their humble abode. They all went to BGSU so you better believe we were chanting and hollering for the brown and orange to win! Sadly, they lost.

A little bit of family love ♥

We had a terrific tailgate at their house and my contribution to the festive foods was none other than cupcakes! I originally found the recipe here and put my own healthy twist on it by using sugar-free instant vanilla pudding. The great thing about these little gems is that not only did the colors go hand-in-hand with BGSU's colors, but also Halloween! This entire recipe of 21 cupcakes also only cost a total of $2.91. Bargain shopper, I think yes! Oh and I forgot to mention, each one of these moist, chocolatey slice of heaven is only 105 calories! So go ahead and eat one, or two, or three...

Skinny Chocolate Cupcakes
1 box Devil's Food cake mix
1 can Diet Coke

1 tub fat-free whipped topping
1 box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding

The ingredients!

Directions for Cupcakes
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line 21 cupcake tins with paper liners.
-In a large bowl, mix together cake mix and Diet Coke until smooth.
-Pour in approximately 3 Tbsp of mixture in lined tins.
-Bake for 19 minutes.
-Cool before frosting.

The smell in the kitchen is divine!

Directions for Frosting
-In a mixing bowl, add whipped topping and pudding mix powder.
-Stir until smooth.
-Spread over cooled cupcakes.
-Decorate and enjoy!

These Halloween cupcakes are so tasty it's spooky.

So whether you're rooting for the BGSU Falcons, Cleveland Browns, or need a festive Halloween dessert, try my lightened up version of these festive cupcakes!

Question of the Day

What was your favorite Halloween costume?

My first Halloween as a freshman at Ohio State I dressed up in my mom's old workout clothes and was an 80's fitness instructor! I even went to the gym one day in this exact outfit. Were my friends surprised one bit by this crazy antic? Nope.

80's fitness instructor!

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  1. Delicious! We'd love for you to link this up at our party!