Friday, February 13, 2009

7-up Cupcakes

I had to make cupcakes for school Valentine parties today. I wanted to make them at LEAST a little bit less unhealthy for the kids, and I didn't feel like baking them from scratch today since I had quite afew other things to do for the parties (plus the kids just inhale them anyway).
To make simple, not-quite-as-bad-for-you cupcakes - Just take a box of white cake mix, a can of diet 7-Up or Sprite, and one egg white. Mix together, pour batter into liners, bake about 20 minutes. They do seem to to take afew more minutes to bake than if using the regular box instructions. The egg white is optional, but I find that they hold together better. I also try to go easy on the frosting. Other flavors of cake mix and soda will work too.


Gone Fishin' said...

Interesting! How do they taste? (not like a kid cares! LOL) What did you use to put the frosting on?

jennifer c. said...

They taste really good, very moist. Nobody would really know there is anything "different" about them.
I just put the frosting in a zipoc baggie. Snip off the corner, and squeeze the frosting onto in a circular motion.