Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes

I am a huge fan of cupcakes and if I am going to make a healthier version I want them to taste like the real thing and these definitely do. These cupcakes only take two ingredients, and honestly you will not believe how moist and rich they taste.
{use a mixer to beat out the lumps}

{I used a 1/3 measuring cup to fill the cupcake liners}
{I love the taste of these without frosting}

Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes
Ingredients
1 box Duncan Hines Confetti Cake
you can use any cake brand I just think Duncan Hines and the diet pop taste best
1 (12 oz.) can diet cherry 7-up (or any diet pop of your choice)
For light cakes use a light colored diet pop
For darker ones such as chocolate use a darker diet pop ex. diet dr. pepper

Directions
• Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, and line (2 (12 count) muffin tins) with cupcake liners.
• If you are using anything other then a 12 oz. can measure out 1.5 cups of pop.
• Beat cake mix and pop together until smooth and creamy. 
• Pour cake mix into lined muffin tin, filling each with 1/3 cup of batter.
• Place the cupcakes in the oven and bake 18-24 minutes; or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

• NOTE: If you have questions and would like me to respond you need to leave your email address. I cannot respond to an anonymous comment. Thanks :] 
{with skinny frosting}
Whipped Frosting 
Ingredients
• 1 (8 oz) Container Cool Whip
• 1 (8 oz) or use 4 oz. Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding Mix
• Food coloring if desired

Directions
• Whisk the Cool Whip and Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding together (and food coloring if desired) until the ingredients are combined. Be careful you don't over mix.
• Chill whipped topping until you are ready to frost the cupcakes. 

1.5 points per plain cupcake
90 Calories

69 comments :

  1. Wow! Those cupcakes sound delish! I wonder what flavor would go best with Diet Dr Pepper ...

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    1. German Chocolate is what i use! :)

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    2. What about regular soda makes it pop? Its the same carbonation.

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    3. Reread recipe!!

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  2. Those look delicious! Funfetti is my favorite, I have to try the skinny version!

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  3. I love your jar for your cupcake liners!!! What a cute idea!!

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  4. they look so fun in addition to being yummy!

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  5. I'm going to share this to everyone I know! Can't wait to try it :)

    P.s. I love the cupcake liners in the jar!

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  6. Seriously? A can of pop?!?!?! No oil or egg...I wonder how much 'better they are' bc these look GREAT!!!! I love cupcakes, esp reg ol' funfetti!!!

    xoxo-Taylor
    curlyinthecity.com

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  7. Wow I've never seen this version before! Definitely trying!!

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  8. My mom used to make funfetti cake for my birthday every year. My birthday is in a week and I shall be making these since the madre is 1,000 miles away. SO excited!

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  9. Great recipe! I would have never thought of using soda :)

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  10. I've made these before but with a chocolate cake/diet coke. They are super yummy!

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  11. Whta a wonderful tip to share. :)

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  12. Great idea! They look so tasty!

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  13. Great idea! Love the non-frosted version better.

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  14. This looks so good! Never would have thought of adding soda. Also I love that you say pop! :)

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  15. Oh my goodness! I've never heard of this...what a fun and easy idea! :)

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  16. I've done this before and it really is surprising how moist they turn out.

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  17. I am so going to try this!! (and p.s. LOVE how you have your cupcake liners in that jar!!!)

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  18. Sounds & looks tasty!!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  19. I've got to try these!! Funfetti with fewer calories? Yes please!

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  20. This is amazing. I love Funfetti so, so, so much, but the fat in it always makes me sick. I need to try out this new recipe!

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  21. oh my wow! i never even knew you could do that with a diet drink. i may have to try chocolate cupcakes with diet cherry coke! thanks lady you're a lifesaver!

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  22. This is too good to be true!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  23. I didn't think you could cook with the diet soda because of the aspartane, but I could be wrong. Those sound so wonderful. I may have to try devil's food made with a cherry coke.

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  24. Those look super-yummy! I've never heard of doing this before! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. love this idea of skinny cupcakes! they look really delicious! xo

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  26. Huh, I never would have thought you could substitute diet soda. I'll have to try it.

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  27. I love cupcake it look so delicious to me.

    zonia

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  28. Funfetti is my favorite cake mix!! These look so good.

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  29. These are cute, thanks for the recipe!:D

    ***** Marie *****
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  30. Seriously?!? I'm trying this ASAP. Funfetti is my absolute favorite! Pinning now ...

    LOVE your cupcake liner holder too!

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  31. this is awesome!!! i never knew this was possible, i can't wait tot ry it!!!

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  32. i've heard of the diet coke brownies... this is a new one. i loveee funfetti so will need to try sometime!

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  33. I've done this with diet cream soda, and it is awesome! I will DEFINITELY try this out. I loveee diet cherry 7up! Do these taste like cherry at all?

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  34. delicious! thank you for sharing!

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  35. Would this work with Beer? I am thinking blue moon cupcakes would be amazing!!!

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  36. We tried these tonight and they were very tasty. (no frosting, just the cupcake) Thanks for posting your recipe.

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  37. I have strawberry cake mix and ginger ale on hand (I know not diet) DO you think they would turn out pretty good?

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  38. I will have to try this one... I have done the chocolate cake mix with Coke Zero and also the Cinnamon Strucel with diet root beer... My kids love the chocolate with diet coke or coke zero.

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  39. Does it have to be Duncan Hines cake mix or can you use another brand? Also, will diet coke turn the cupcakes a dark color?

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  40. Do you know how many calories?

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  41. Are these based on the old weight watchers points system? blakeney_kayla@yahoo.com

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  42. Does it matter if you use Vanilla Pudding? Or can you use Chocolate or whatever you want?

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  43. Made these last night and they are awesome!! Added some red food coloring to the frosting to make it pink for Valentine's day! =)

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  44. Anyone know the nutrition value on the cupcakes and frosting separate.......Trying to figure out my Weight Watcher points for this. =)

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  45. I just figured the cupcakes to be 90 calories each (w/out frosting) by typing the ingredients in on myfitnesspal.com

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  46. Do you know how many calories are in each cupcake?

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  47. Do you have to use diet soda?

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  48. I saw a strawberry version of these on pinterest & then made an orange soda version... they are delish! Was wondering about the calorie info & also if you could use regular. You answered all my questions!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  49. Just made these with Pillsbury Sugar Free Classic yellow cake mix with Sprite zero. (And even LESS calories!!) The cupcakes are AMAZING!!! So light and fluffy! I added the Fat Free Sugar Free pudding mix powder directly to the lite Cool Whip. Was I supposed to make the pudding first then mix the finished pudding into the Cool Whip? The frosting turned out great the way I tried it but was a little gritty. Still blown away by this whole idea!!!

    Melissa

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    1. This is my question too about the icing! I have made another recipe using this type of icing but you used the actual pudding mixed with cool whip not just the powder content so I'm not sure which route to go???

      Any response to mntomblin@gmail.com would be helpful! I plan on making them tomorrow evening!

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    2. I'm not sure about this recipe but when I have made this type of icing in the past, I used instant pudding mix added directly to the cool whip (in powder form).

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    3. Other recipes I have made with this type of frosting or filling, call for first making the instant pudding then folding it into the cool whip!

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  50. Hello,

    I have my first batch of these in the oven now and I just have a question. When you said to fill the cupcake liners using a 1/3 of a cup measure did you mean fill them a 1/3 of the way full? I used a 1/3 cup measure and I only got 12 cupcakes? I can't wait to taste them and share them with my co-workers. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

    Heather
    heatherc1027@gmail.com

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  51. I am wondering about the icing... Do you make the Pudding according to directions on box, then mix with the cool whip OR mix the DRY pudding mix with the cool whip??? I'm wanting to make these for my mom this weekend and for my kids next week...

    Thank you!
    Heather
    godsangel1504@sbcglobal.net

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  52. I've made these!! They are amazing!! They're really good if you use a white cake mix and grape or orange pop!!

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  53. These are great, made them for my husband an he can't believe how moist these are... new family favorite!

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  55. question: Just to be clear, you just use the mix, and soda. And you don't make the mix as directed, add the eggs and oil?

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  56. What makes it explode with regular? Isn't it the same carbonation?

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  57. Why can't you use regular soda?? The artificial sweetner in diet soda makes me very ill. Please let me know!! Thank you Connie

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  58. So I just made these cupcakes according to your recipe, followed the directions TO A TEE, and they turned out like crap!!!! The cupcakes are so soft and have no body to them, that when I tried taking the wrapper off one, the whole thing just completely disintegrated. I'm beyond disappointed. Sorry love, but this recipe is no bueno.

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