And lick the utensils.
Then I decided to make carrot cupcakes. Also from a box. My attempt at a little more healthiness this time around comes in the form of replacing the oil for applesauce. WAY less fat and just as moist.
Icings! I found a pretty figure friendly chocolate icing recipe. Just mix 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1 cup of sour cream over low heat until combined. I used 5% fat sour cream which eliminates almost all the sugar and is pretty tasty if you don't mind a faint taste of sour cream. As for the cream cheese icing for the carrot cupcakes? There's no redeeming that one. I used light cream cheese, but with the butter and the icing sugar I'm not even going to pretend that it's light.
Here are the finished products.
Now, if only I had some way to transport these lovely a-little-better-for-you-but-still-not-great-for-you cupcakes out of the house so's I don't eat them all.
All 3 dozen!
Points Values: Chocolate Cola Cupcakes made 18 - 2 pts each. Carrot Cupcakes made 24 - 2 pts each. Chocolate Fudge Icing - 2 pts for 1 tbsp. Cream Cheese Icing - not even going there!