With this weekend being Memorial Day weekend, we all know that means summer is right around the corner! It is like the “official” start to summer. I don’t know about you but I am ready! With summer comes fresh fruit, sun, swimming, and back to exercising daily! I am excited!
Generally around Memorial Day, there are lots of cookouts going on. With all of us trying to lose weight, it is always a good idea to take something to a cookout that is “Points Plus” or calorie friendly. The author over at LaaLossh, Wendy, is here today to share a yummy cupcake recipe with you. For those of you not familiar with LaaLoosh, you really should go over and check out all the yummy recipes over there. One of the best parts is that the nutritional information is on all of her recipes as well as Weight Watchers information! I featured this blog a long time ago on my post for the Top 10 Favorite Weight Watchers Recipe Blogs!
This recipe for Lemonade Cupcakes looks so yummy!
I can’t wait to try it this weekend and all summer long!
Lemonade Cupcakes Recipe
1 15.25 oz box of white cake mix (I used Pillsbury Funfetti)
1 cup water
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 1/2 tbsp sugar free lemonade mix
1 8-10 oz tub of light whipped topping (I used Light Truwhip)
Preheat oven to 350. Line 24 muffin/cupcake cups with paper liners.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine cake mix, water, applesauce, lemon zest and 1 tbsp of the sugar free lemonade mix.
Spoon batter evenly into cupcake cups.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 17 minutes. Transfer cupcakes immediately to a rack to cool.
While cupcakes are cooling, make frosting by combining the whipped topping, and remaining 1/2 tbsp sugar free lemonade mix.
Once cupcakes are completely cool, top with frosting and serve.
Entire recipe makes 24 servings
Serving size is 1 cupcake
Each serving = 3 Points +
PER SERVING: 98 calories; 3g fat; 18g carbohydrates; 0g protein; 0g fiber
LaaLoosh is a favorite recipe blog among Weight Watchers followers and generally anyone who is looking for nutritious and yummy recipes, authored by Wendy Zitzman. The recipes are easy, delicious and include all nutritional information and their corresponding PointsPlus values.