Recipes that save time and cut calories are the best recipes.
When I first saw Sprite Zero being used to bake cupcakes on Pinterest, I was very skeptical. It doesn't seem logical that you can replace the egg and vegetable oil in a cake with a can of diet soda.
But I assure you, you can. Sprite Zero cupcakes eliminate the need to measure ingredients and, in the end, cook faster than your typical cupcakes made with egg and oil. Also, using Sprite Zero instead of egg and oil reduces the amount of fat and number of calories in the cupcakes. The best part: these cupcakes are so moist and fluffy and taste just like regular cupcakes. You will be in awe of these easy-to-make, reduced-fat treats!
With Saint Patrick's Day just around the corner, I think the best way to ice and plate these is to whip up a bright green frosting and serve these at your Saint Patrick's Day celebrations. If you really want to get in the spirit, you could food dye the cupcakes green, as well.
Now that I know what to bring to my friend's St. Patrick's Day party, the next big question on my mind is: Can you dye the Chicago River green when it's still frozen?
About the Author
Kit Graham spends her time cooking up new creations in her kitchen and exploring Chicago’s ever-evolving culinary scene. She began blogging in 2011 when her friends gifted her a blog as a way to get her to share her recipes. In 2013, Kit wrote her first cookbook, The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cookbook, which is an ode to her favorite meal from childhood. Kit was raised in Kennebunk, Maine, went to college in Massachusetts, and lived in New York City before settling in the Windy City. For more, head over to thekittchen.com where Kit shares original and practical recipes and Chicago restaurant reviews.
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