Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Diet Coke Cupcakes
Ok, so this recipe isn't really a recipe and it certainly isn't gourmet, but the whole concept absolutely blows my mind, so here it is. All you do is add a can of diet soda to a box cake mix. Then you bake. That's it. They turn out so moist and taste just like the full fat/calories version. My cupcakes were only 85 calories each! So I had two. You can frost them however you'd like, but I used whipped cream. It may have upped it to 100 calories, but that is a mighty tasty dessert for not a lot of calories.
I googled Diet Coke cupcakes to make sure all I had to do was add the soda, and I came across a ton of different combinations. Someone added Diet Cherry Coke to a vanilla cake, orange soda to a white cake, 7-up to a white cake, and a ton more. I used a yellow cake mix from Aldi's with a can of Diet Coke. Apparently you can use regular pop, but that would increase the calorie content, though someone on the Internet pointed out that it only adds a few calories more. If you have an aversion to diet sodas, regular should work fine. I will definitely add this to my "so weird, but so good" category in my brain. You should try it!