By EatingWell Editors, "Show Me the Numbers! ,"May/June 2010
Show me the numbers! Here’s “what you get” in the EatingWell Vanilla Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting compared to a traditional bakery cupcake and a cupcake made from a typical store-bought cake mix and frosting:
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
What you get: An ingredient list you can pronounce and half as much added sugar as the bakery cupcake.
Total Fat: 20 g
Saturated Fat: 12 g
What you get: Just one of these contains more than half the recommended daily saturated-fat limit.
Total Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
What you get: Most cake mixes and frostings contain artificial flavors, artificial colors and trans fats too.