When I started WW in February, I thought my baking days would be behind me. How on earth could I bake my moist, decadent cakes with creamy and buttery homemade icing and still stay on plan?!
Well, I'm happy to report that I was w-r-o-n-g! I can still bake!! There are no NO's within a lifestyle change, but only a change of habits. I still bake, but this time, instead of keeping the whole dish to myself, I try to give away as much as possible (to willing neighbors and family / friends!) or I freeze the leftovers for a rainy day.
Or .. I find new, guilt-free recipes to make! I found this cupcake recipe on skinnytaste.com and had to make it. So I did, and I adored them, but I wanted to make them my own, for Daughter Lego's first birthday! So .. Here's my version of Pineapple Cupcakes!
All you need is one box of store-bought confetti cupcake mix and one can of crushed pineapple packed in juice. Mix them both together until they're well blended.
|This is batter you actually CAN lick off the spoon .. No eggs!|
Spoon the batter into your prepared cupcake liners. You can make either 24 small cupcakes or 12 large - for this batch I made 12 large and had enough batter leftover to make my daughter a small cake to smash. Bake for approx 20 minutes at 350, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
We topped each cupcake with our favorite 95% fat-free Cool Whip, rounding out each cupcake to five points each. Not too shabby, considering store bought cupcakes are usually around the 10+ point mark!
|A little guilt-free pleasure!|
|I always find colorful foods to be so visually appealing .. and these cupcakes definitely are!|
Happy birthday, my beautiful and wonderfully silly little baby girl!! :)