Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting + More Low-Calorie Cupcake Recipes

Sep 19 2019
These cupcakes are ready to party, and we are too! With under 150 calories each, feel free to indulge! Bonus: These treats are just as beautiful as they are delicious…

Hungry Girl's Healthy Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes Recipe

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1/12th of recipe (1 cupcake): 148 calories, 4.5g total fat (2g sat fat), 205mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 15g sugars, 2g protein

Blue Plan (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

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/3 cup powdered sugar

 

Cupcakes

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

1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup chopped freeze-dried strawberries

Directions:

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

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract. 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 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 freeze-dried strawberries.

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

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