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Low-Calorie Desserts: Key Lime Pie Cupcakes, Chocolate Berry Trifle

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It's officially summer, which means it's officially time for new guilt-free sweet treats! They're sure to make that summery smile on your face even bigger...

 
 
Hungry Girl's Key Lime Pie Cupcakes
Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

1/12th of recipe (1 cupcake): 147 calories, 4.5g fat, 277mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 2.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

Can't decide if you're craving pie or cake? These fruity frosted cupcakes will satisfy ALL your dessert needs...

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Cool:
25 minutes

Ingredients:
Frosting
1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), room temperature
1 1/2 tbsp. fresh lime juice (key lime, if possible)
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup powdered sugar

Cupcakes
1 3/4 cups moist-style white cake mix
1/2 cup egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
1/3 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (key lime, if possible)
1 tbsp. lime zest
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Topping
3 low-fat honey graham crackers (3/4 of a sheet), finely crushed
Optional garnish: key lime slices 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups, or spray it with nonstick spray. (If using paper liners, spray them with nonstick spray.)

In a large bowl, combine all frosting ingredients except powdered sugar. 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 another large bowl, combine all cupcake ingredients. Add 1/2 cup water, and whisk until smooth. 

Evenly distribute cupcake mixture among the cups of the muffin pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 18 - 20 minutes.  

Let cool completely, about 10 minutes in the pan and 15 minutes out of the pan. 

Evenly frost cupcakes, and sprinkle with crushed graham crackers. 
 
MAKES 12 SERVINGS  

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Chocolate Berry Trifle
Chocolate Berry Trifle

1/8th of recipe (1 heaping cup): 199 calories, 6.5g fat, 182mg sodium, 37.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 18.5g sugars, 3g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6* 

Chocolate + berries = one of the very best combos ever! This dessert is just right for a summertime shindig...

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Cool: 1 hour

Ingredients:
1 cup moist-style devil's food cake mix
1/4 cup egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
One 10-oz. container Truwhip Skinny (or another light whipped topping), thawed
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups raspberries
2 1/2 cups blackberries

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg whites/substitute, and 1/2 cup water. Whisk until smooth and uniform. Transfer to the baking pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, 20 - 22 minutes.

Let cool completely, about 30 minutes in the pan and 30 minutes out of the pan on a cooling rack.

Cut cake into 1-inch cubes.

Stir cocoa powder into whipped topping until uniform.

In a large glass bowl or trifle dish, layer half of each: cake cubes, cocoa whipped topping, raspberries, and blackberries.

Repeat layering with remaining cake, whipped topping, and berries.

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

 
 

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