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More often than not, every time a person goes on a diet, one of the first things to go out of the window are sweets. Yes, cakes, cupcakes, chocolates, cookies, brownies, muffins, and all that is divinely saccharine are branded as forbidden food during the weight loss period. However, depriving one’s self of such delectable pleasures will only add fuel to one’s sweet cravings once the diet is off leading to a vicious diet cycle and a yo-yo weight. So how do we lose weight and get to eat our sweets, or in this case, cupcakes, too? Here’s a simple recipe for cupcakes that can very well fit into a weight loss regimen and still taste quite delicious.

Diet Soda Cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 box chocolate cake mix

1 egg white

1 can diet soda (preferably a Diet Coke)

Instructions:

1)      Preheat the oven according to chocolate cake mix directions. Place cupcake liners on the cupcake pan.

2)      In a bowl and using an electric mixer, beat the chocolate cake mix, egg white, and diet soda until smooth in consistency.

3)      Pour the cupcake batter into prepared cupcake pans with liners.

4)      Bake cupcakes according to chocolate cake mix instructions. Cupcakes are done when you insert a toothpick into the cupcake and it comes out clean.

Variations:

If you want your Diet Cupcakes to be of the vanilla kind or of non-chocolate origin, substitute the chocolate cake mix for white or yellow cake mix and the diet soda for a clear diet one.

These Diet Cupcakes basically have 120 calories or less per piece depending on the cake mix you are using. With such low calorie count for a dessert, these cupcakes are definitely good for weight loss watchers who still want to maintain some normalcy in their diet. With innovative recipes like these, you can lose weight and still have your cupcake too! 🙂

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