Low Fat Cupcakes.

I love treats.  Pretty much any kind will do.  The only thing better than a treat is a low fat treat that tastes just as good as a full fat treat.  When Dana from MADE posted a recipe for making a cakemix low fat, I was excited to try it.  I’ve substituted applesauce for oil in lots of baking recipes, and it usually works great, but her substitutions were a bit different. 
I was really happy with how it turned out.  Applesauce generally makes a muffin or cupcake a bit more “spongy,” and Dana’s recipe turned out similiar for me.  I actually was hoping it would because when you have kids, spongy = less crumbs on the floor to clean up, so I like it better that way.  I would definitely try her recipe again, but probably not till I try her FULL-fat carrot cake recipe first…

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  1. Those look yum!

  2. aaaahhh, your baby boy is adorable. The cupcakes look so cute and delicious, I wish I had one right now to go with my coffee.

  3. Thanks for posting this its so nice to have recepies that others have tried and enjoyed.

  4. OOH Those look yummy! Thanks for the tip about spongy cakes not getting all over the floor. That is yet another reason to make healthier goodies!

  5. What a good idea. We’re also trying to eat healthier and I’m always looking for low/no fat recipes. These look yummy and your cupcake muncher is a handsome fella!

  6. Cute pics. Your photography is great. I’ve really been enjoying all of your pictures lately.

  7. Yum! Love the pic of your little guy! TFS!

  8. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills Party!


  9. Those look tasty!
    Thanks for linking up!

  10. Whoa–Wyatt really is a miniature Joel there! He’s looking so grown-up! We’re heading up to Utah at the end of this week (i.e. in a couple days) so would love to figure out a time we could see you. We’ll be in southern Utah ’til Friday night but then in Salt Lake from Saturday until we head home Wednesday morning. Are you guys going to be around? I’ll have to give you a call to see if we could find a time that would work for both of us. We’d LOVE to see you!

  11. I have eaten many desserts with applesauce in them and they always taste great. I will have to try it. I am making cupcakes on the 4th and I hate to use so much oil.



  12. Can’t go wrong with a cute cupcake!

  13. I will try these for the 4th. They look so cute and so does your little!

  14. Thanks for joining us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

  15. What a cute picture! I love how frosting dresses up a cupcake.

  16. aha,cute
    lovely baby

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