Spring Break is here! You know what that means? Just about a month before official bathing suit season starts….are you ready? I’ve been working on it, but I’ll admit, I’m not quite there yet.
I’ve been doing it the old fashioned way..cutting calories and working out. Still on occasion, I need something sweet, so I find myself trying to come up with ways to have my cake and eat it too (pun totally intended!). I don’t have a ton of extra time to bake these days, so over the weekend I came up with an ultra easy batch of Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes made with Sunkist TEN Orange Soda that I picked up at Walmart. It helps keep the calorie count low, but not sacrificing the taste. Boy, oh boy, did I SCORE with this recipe!
Easy Low Cal Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
- 12oz Sunkist TEN Orange Soda
- 1 box Cake Mix (Orange, Vanilla, or White)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Fat Free Vanilla Ice Cream
Preheat your oven according to the directions on the cake mix box.
Combine the cake mix, Sunkist TEN orange soda, and vanilla and mix it for about 2 minutes in an electric mixer.
Scoop about 2 spoonfuls of the mixture into each liner in a cupcake pan. You’ll notice the mixture is nice and thick.
Bake it in the oven according to the directions on the box, usually about 20 minutes or so.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven, and let cool completely.
By now your kitchen smells DELICIOUS!
Using a small knife cut around the top of the cupcake, and with an ice cream scoop (or large spoon) scoop them out. The kids will love to help you ‘get rid of’ those cupcake tops 🙂
Add a small scoop of the vanilla ice cream onto the cupcakes, and enjoy!
When you skip the eggs and oil, you drastically reduce the calorie and fat count! Not to mention, can this recipe get any easier? You really can have your cupcake and eat it too! Pair your orange creamsicle cupcake with a tall glass of Sunkist TEN and ice, even though there are only 10 calories per serving there is no sacrifice on taste, the flavor is full–it’s good stuff!
If orange isn’t your thing, the new TEN sodas include 7-up TEN, Canada Dry TEN & A&W TEN, so go ahead and get creative with your cupcake recipe!
I think I’ll be making vanilla cupcakes with A&W TEN next, yummy!
The cupcakes turned out superb! Even my husband who is very anti ‘diet’ anything approved! SCORE!!
What are other ways that you cut calories?
Did you try the recipe? Let me know what you think in a comment!