I love quick cake mix desserts, hello cake mix cookies! And one of my oldie but a goody favorite easy recipes is a box of yellow cake mix and a can of pumpkin for a hearty yet easy muffin...they freeze well too! Well, I was surfing Pinterest one night (you can follow me here!) and I came across one recipe that just used a box of cake mix and a can of diet coke to make cupcakes. Really? That sounded pretty cool to me, I mean who doesn't want to cut down on calories in their sweets every now and then so that they can just have twice as many servings ;-)
We are a little strict with soda (or pop as it's called here in Illinois!) and hardly ever buy it. I don't think my kids have even had more than a sip of it in all their wee lives and we hope it stays that way for a long, long time :-) We are especially not into Diet drinks and the aspartame in them, especially for my kiddos. So I took a slight spin on that recipe and tried it with club soda. I figured that maybe the recipe worked with the diet soda because of the carbonation. And guess what? It totally did. The outcome is 24 (not 48 like a standard cake mix recipe makes!) deliciously moist cupcakes...super YUM!
Here is the oh-so-easy recipe in case you want to give it a whirl, and I suggest you do at 70 calories per cupcake!
PS. This totally works with organic AND gluten-free cake mixes too, boo-yah!
2 Ingredient Low-Fat Cupcakes (makes 24)
1 box of cake mix
1 1/2 cups of club soda
Mix the dry cake mix with the club soda until well combined. Pour into well greased cupcake tins and bake following the box directions.
**Mine were ready a few minutes early so just watch that!
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