Monday, October 31, 2011

Low-Point Candy Corn Cupcakes


Enjoy these wonderfully moist cupcakes this Halloween season! If you don't have time to make them for Halloween, they're still an amazing dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime throughout the fall season! Enjoy!

Low-Point Candy Corn Cupcakes
- 1 box of Betty Crocker white cake mix
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 egg whites
- Betty Crocker whipped butter cream icing
- yellow and red food coloring
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pour cake mix into a bowl and add water, applesauce, and egg whites. Combine. (By replacing the oil, that the box mix calls for, with the applesauce, you're instantly removing 18 points from the cake mix! Woo Hoo! Divide batter into 3 separate bowls. Using the food coloring, add yellow to one bowl making a rather bright colored yellow batter (I used a lot of drops to acquire the color I wanted). In the 2nd bowl, use both red and yellow food coloring to create a bright orange color. Leave the 3rd bowl white. Spray cupcake pans with Pam cooking spray. Add a spoon of yellow batter to the bottom of the cupcake tins, then proceed with the orange, and lastly the white (creating the candy corn color). You have to kind of gauge or guess how much to put in. I was trying to add a little more orange to make a thicker middle color but I left myself not a lot of room for the white batter on top. Bake cupcakes for 18 to 20 minutes or until done (Insert a toothpick in the middle. If it comes out clean, they're done.) Let cool and spread 1 tablespoon of butter cream icing on top. Devour! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 12
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 3

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