Light and Tasty Strawberry Cupcakes

I'm always looking for ways to cut calories in my recipes, especially dessert! I'm not a person to give up dessert just because I want to eat healthier. I modified my favorite strawberry cake recipe to make these cupcakes, which are just as the title describes. At 133 calories and 2 grams of fat, you can definitely splurge on these when you have a sweet craving. They are a perfect Valentine treat. :)


1 pkg. Pillsbury Moist Supreme Class White Cake Mix
1 pkg. Strawberry Flavor Sugar Free Jello Gelatin Mix
1 cup no sugar added applesauce
3/4 cup mashed fresh strawberries

1 pkg. (8 oz) fat free cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups thawed Fat Free Cool Whip
1/4 cup mashed fresh strawberries


 Combine cake mix and dry gelatin mix in large mixer bowl. Add applesauce and 3/4 cup strawberries and beat with mixer until well blended.

Pour batter into into 24 cupcake cups lined with paper liners.

Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool completely.

To make frosting, beat cream cheese in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar. Add drained 1/4 cup berries; mix well. Whisk in Cool Whip. Frost tops of cupcakes.

Keep refrigerated.

Makes 24 cupcakes