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The secret to baking healthier cupcakes

By Stacy Fraser, April 28, 2010 - 12:09pm

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Stacy asks: How do you make your cupcakes healthier?


Cut the amount of fats by replacing as much as half of it with fruits and replace half the all- purpose flour with the whole-wheat flour


03/22/2013 - 8:01am

when you Wisk up every thing do it for longer and add a little less suger


03/08/2013 - 3:22pm

great they are just great


07/11/2012 - 12:16pm

I substitute fat free sour cream for the butter. It makes them very moist.


05/17/2010 - 4:37am

box of cake mix and 3/4 can of diet soda... no eggs or oil. Mix with hand mixer, put in cupcake liners or as a cake and bake as directed. Good old weight watcher recipe. Sound crazy - but it's amazing


05/05/2010 - 10:12am

I use ground flaxseed in place of flour to add fibre and replace eggs (need some liquid for egg replacement), and canned pineapple (in juice), pureed. Much sweeter than applesauce, less allergenic, and no extra sweeteners needed! I use no flour, dairy or eggs and they are routinely requested by my friends!


05/04/2010 - 9:00pm

you can use coke (diet coke) with chocolate cake or sprite (diet sprite)/7 up with white cake in place of the usual wet ingredients... not quite as moist but still delicious!


05/04/2010 - 8:15pm

Cupcakes are NOT meant to be health food but by using fresh organic ingredients whenever possible, you will create something that is at least not UNhealthy!


05/04/2010 - 7:42pm

They now make sugar-free cakes mixes. Try this for a different twist on cakes.

1 Box of sugar-free cake Mix
1 12oz can of any flavor diet cola (cherry coke; cranberry 7Up; etc)
2 egg whites

Mix just until blended and cook by Mix directions
Doesn't really need icing.

I have tried white cake with diet cherry, sprite, Blackcherry Jones soda
Chocolate cakes seem more chocolatly with the flavors

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05/04/2010 - 7:03pm

pumpkins is GREAT. Black bean brownies believe it are not are good. Fiber One with fruit purees ( banana prune or applesauce depending on color)


05/04/2010 - 6:14pm

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