80 Calories Cupcake – The Best Skinny Cupcake Recipe

skinny cupcakes

I’m so excited to share this Skinny cupcake recipe. I have seen these all over Pinterest, but didn’t really believe that they would be good. However, skinny cupcakes recipe was a HIT and it was delicious. I highly recommend you try it.

If you like this recipe, make sure you try these other two I have since created:

Ok – back to my recipe! :) I’ve been trying to eat better, but for some reason all I can think about is desserts!! So of course I had to try this Sprite zero cupcake. You only need two ingredients:

only 2 ingredients in the perfect diet cupcake recipeYes, you only need Sprite Zero and a cake mix. I used Lemon, but I think strawberry, funfetti, and cherry chip would also be delightful. I’m not sure about chocolate… I might have to try it this weekend.

You just need 1 cup and 1/2 of Sprite Zero and a cake mix. Then you mix them together in a bowl.

the mix will fiz at firstIt will fizz… a lot, so don’t freak out. I was worried at first.

Continue mixing it unill it is smoothHowever, after you keep stirring it will stop. Continue stirring it until the lumps are out.

Pour into your your cupcake pan. I used liners just like you would for a normal cupcakes. My batter filled 20 cupcakes. After doing the math…..

Nutritian facts on the cake mix
An entire batch of these cupcakes is 1600 calories. However, I made 20 cupcakes so they are only 80 calroies each! Woohoo! This is a delicious treat for under 100 calories. Of course, if you made 24 cupcakes, they would only be 66 calories each. I didn’t think my batter would make it to 24 cupcakes, so I am happy with 20 delicious cupcakes for very little calories. Sprite Zero Cupcakes recipe

Now, I thought these were good, but I was nervous about the kids? I mean would they notice the no eggs and no oil in there? Nope, not at all. They all had two and begged for a third! I didn’t however let them have the third, because what was I going to eat after they were asleep. :)

I also gave one to my baking friend. She is the master of baking everything… I mean she is always baking. She ate one and couldn’t believe that there wasn’t any egg or oil in there. Woohoo… mission accomplished!!

Have I convinced you yet? You have to try this Skinny Cupcake recipe!

80 Calories Cupcake – The Best Skinny Cupcake Recipe
  • 1 cake mix
  • 1½ cups of Sprite zero
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the sprite and the cupcake in a bowl. Stir to combine
  3. Pour in the cupcake pan to make 20 cupcakes.
  4. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until they start to brown.
  5. Allow to cool slightly. Serve as it or top with a little bit of powdered sugar so they look cute!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 20 Calories: 20

I’m sure you are curious how much I paid for this all, right?

Well I got the cupcake mix for $.25 with a coupon when it was on sale. Then the Sprite zero was $1. I used less than half, but we will say $.50 for even math. That means I paid $.75 for a fun and “healthy” treat.


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  1. Tina Walton says:

    I bet Coke Zero would work with chocolate cake mix. Definitely try this tonight

  2. Carrie says:

    oh great idea!! I’m going to have to try Coke Zero with Chocolate cake mix. I’m doing that tonight!

  3. KMetro says:

    Try Cherry Coke Zero with devil’s food cake mix! Yum!

  4. Carrie says:

    That sounds great!

  5. Jalyn says:

    Is it ghetto if you put icing on top instead of powder?

  6. Carrie says:

    I don’t think so Jalyn. It is still better for you, than a regular cupcake. 😉

  7. Rebecca says:

    This recipe worked!!!! Even in our sad apartment oven. Used a Duncan Hines mix and 7up zero and it was delicious! Thank you!


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