I decided to try the Greek Yogurt and Cake Mix recipe with the "Your New Favorite Frosting" recipe, to make super-easy, lower-calorie cupcakes.
|All you need!|
- 1 Box Cake Mix (that's it! You don't need the eggs or oil the box calls for!)
- 1 Container Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Packet Vanilla Pudding Mix
- 1 Cup Skim Milk
- 1 Container Cool Whip (I used Lite)
Cake Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake mix and yogurt in bowl, then mix in 1 cup of water. Transfer to cupcake pan with cupcake liners (or cake pan coated in non-stick cooking spray). Bake until toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean. Use baking time directions for pan size on cake mix box. That's it!
Frosting Directions: Mix vanilla pudding packet with half the milk called for on the box - with the mix I used this was 1 cup. Stir until mixture thickens then fold in the whole container of Cool Whip.
I personally was not thrilled with this frosting. To me it just tasted like vanilla pudding and Cool Whip - which is what it was - not cake frosting.
So I decided to mix in a little cocoa powder.
I think the cocoa improved the taste, but if you decide to add some too, don't add too much! I think I added a little too much and the frosting became kind of a weird, thick consistency.
I'd say it's worth trying, especially if you have a sweet