10.28.2008

Diet Coke Cupcakes and Peanut Butter Candy Treats

Diet Coke Cupcakes.

This could, quite possibly be my greatest discovery ever.

Seriously, though, folks.

These are wonderful, fabulous cupcakes made with...you guessed it...DIET COKE!

Do you know what that means? That means that even after you create the fun and interesting candy melt topping (I do avoid buttercream...sorry...it is just full of fat and sugar and not really that yummy!) you STILL get a cupcake that comes in around 2 POINTS on the good 'ole Weight Watchers Program!

Holy Cupcake Goodness, Batman!

And do ya' wanna know the best part? Sean LOVES these things! Yes, my husband, the man who just doesn't love sweets much, the man who can pass up Swedish fish, chocolate cake, or less than perfect oatmeal cookies any day of the week LOVES these cupcakes! He skips the topping, but that's fine with me! I'm just thrilled that he likes them!

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How do you make them you ask? Well...it is my now secret recipe, so I will tell you, but you can't tell anyone else! ;-)

1 Cake Mix of choice (I used the Low Sugar Devil's Food Cake by Betty Crocker)
1 Diet Soda of choice (I used Diet Coke, of course!)

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix Diet Coke and Cake Mix.
Fill cupcake tins, lined with paper, about 1/2 to 3/4 full.
Bake for about 20 minutes.
Cupcakes are done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Amazing. Simply Amazing.

And, since I melted down some peanut butter candy melts to top the cupcakes, I also made up a few other treats. I just grabbed stuff I had on hand, so if I were to do these on purpose, I would probably make substitutions, but Sean liked them and the dogs LOVED them!

Peanut Butter Potato Chips

These were okay, but I think they would be better with chocolate. Sean like the peanut butter, but he's not a big fan of chocolate potato chips. Maggie and Thatcher thought that they were in puppy heaven!
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Peanut Butter Cereal Clusters

I made these with Frosted Flakes because we had some, but they would be SUPER yummy and really high in fiber if you made them with Fiber One cereal. I plan on doing some on purpose soon! LOL! This would be great with popcorn, too!
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Well, that's my adventures for you today. Tonight I am excited to be hosting a Signature Homestyles party at my house and I'm pretty excited about it! (Check it out! If you want anything let me know, I'm sure we can work something out to get it to you!) I plan to make Chocolate Diet Coke Cupcakes and Orange Soda cupcakes for the party, so that will be fun. Have a great day!

5 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to try making these diet coke cuppycakes. My hubby love dt coke. All your treats look great!! now I'm hungry. :)

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  2. OMGOSH! You rock! I am so hungry after reading this! Everything looks yummy! I will have to try these! TFS! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

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  3. I'll be honest, only the cupcakes appeal to me!! What a sweet treat w/o the extra calories!! Thanks.

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  4. ooh, thanks for the YUMMY recipe share! I am so going to try this. I have been with WW for over 5 years and am always looking for new recipes to keep it fresh! this rocks! oh and have you tried candy corn and peanuts together?? try it it's delish - not WW friendly but it's still good! LOL

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  5. Wow - I am not sure how I happened upon your blog, but I think it is because I am a Signature Homestyles rep in Montana. Curious about those cupcakes . . . I guess you are using a 12 oz can of diet Coke, right? And can you really use Orange Soda for orange cupcakes? Diet Dr. Pepper? I see all kinds of possibilities! Could you email me at marywallace57@bresnan.net? Thanks for sharing!

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