Easy Birthday Cake Cupcakes + More Low-Calorie Cupcake Recipes

Apr 25 2019
Whether you're celebrating a birthday or just want to party like it's your birthday, this recipe is the easiest and most delicious way to do it. 2-ingredient cake + 4-ingredient frosting + SPRINKLES = the cupcakes of our dreams. P.S. It’s HUNGRY GIRL’s 15th birthday… Yay!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Happy Birthday Cupcakes Recipe

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1/12th of recipe (1 cupcake): 146 calories, 4.5g total fat (2g sat fat), 247mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 14g sugars, 2g protein

Freestyle
SmartPoints® value 6*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

Cool: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

Frosting

1/2 cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese

1/4 cup light butter

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/3 cup powdered sugar

 

Cake

1 3/4 cups moist-style confetti cake mix (about half a box)

1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

 

Topping

1 tbsp. rainbow sprinkles

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups, or spray it with nonstick spray.

To make the frosting, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. With an electric mixer set to medium speed, beat until smooth, 1 - 2 minutes. Continue to beat while gradually adding powdered sugar. Beat until smooth, another 1 - 2 minutes. Cover and refrigerate.

In a second large bowl, combine cake mix, yogurt, and 3/4 cup water. Whisk until smooth and uniform. Evenly distribute batter among the cups of the muffin pan. 


Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 16 - 18 minutes.

Let cool completely, about 10 minutes in the pan and 25 minutes out of the pan.

Top with frosting and sprinkles.

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

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