Only 2 ingredients, cake mix and diet soda, bake a light and delicious low-calorie treat. I can’t wait to go over Betty Crocker’s repertoire of cake mix flavors and try different sodas like orange, lemon-lime, cherry, berry and any other interesting flavors on the shelf.
1 Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix (15.25 ounces)
1 can (12 ounces) 7-Up Diet
1/4 cup Swerve confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon of Limoncello liqueur (or lemon juice)
1 tablespoon of melted butter
1/2 tablespoon low-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat the oven to 350F degrees. Line cupcake or muffin tins with paper liners. (I was able to make 20 cupcakes.)
In a large bowl, mix cake mix and soda. It will make bubbles, but then calm down as you continue to stir it. Using a spoon, scoop or ice cream scoop, divide the dough evenly among the cups.
Bake for 14 to 19 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and cool the muffins in the pan(s) for 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely, about 1 hour. Enjoy the muffins plain or with optional frosting.
Combine all ingredients (confectioners’ sugar, limoncello, butter, milk and vanilla) in a small bowl.
When the muffins are cold, lightly butter or frost each one (Alternatively, use your favorite prepared frosting – be sure to adjust the WW points accordingly). Decorate with sprinkles, fruit, ground nuts or simply serve alone.
If you make and want to freeze these cupcakes, a good tip is to freeze them in one layer first.
Once frozen solid, you can place the cupcakes in plastic bags or in layers in a Tupperware. This way you will prevent the cakes from sticking together.
Feel free to add 2 teaspoons of lemon peel, orange peel or replace 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract with vanilla.