Lightened Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes

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Lightened yellow cupcakes filled with a fresh strawberries and topped with a yogurt frosting are easy to make with your family.

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My daughter has been asking to make cupcakes for a while now, but life has been so busy. I wasn’t sure how we were going to fit it in. Then I saw a recipe for making six cupcakes out of a Pillsbury™ cake mix.  Well that I could fit in.  I picked up a yellow cake mix at Walmart as well as some frosting and fresh strawberries to decorate with.  Having a Pillsbury™ cake mix in the pantry is a great time saver and allows us to have some spur of the moment fun with baking.

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I love the strawberry in the middle. These are perfect for a party and a healthy recipe too

I briefly thought about making those adorable rose strawberries.  Have you seen watched the You Tube videos to make them?  I was laughing so hard when I tried it. They make it look so easy, but it is so hard. My strawberry looked like a deformed blob.  I needed something simple that my little one could make.  She could get your own knife out and slice some strawberries to make a cut decoration on top.  This is something anyone can do.  You don’t need a degree in food decorating to make them.

I love the strawberry in the middle. These are perfect for a party and a healthy recipe too

The other bonus was that I had half a box of cake mix left.  We can make cupcakes again.  I loved only having six to share with my family.  It meant we were enjoying a delicious, fresh cupcake and not devouring more than we needed.  Plus the cake mixes are inexpensive.  My wallet really appreciated that.  It has been a tough budget month with lots of extra vet bills for both our cat and dog.  We needed a little sunshine in the form of a strawberry cupcake to perk us up.

I love the strawberry in the middle. These are perfect for a party and a healthy recipe too

You may have noticed I substituted Greek yogurt for oil in this recipe.  It makes them lower in calories and fat.  I also swapped half the frosting for Greek yogurt, too.  These were fantastic swaps and worked so well.  Be sure to head over to Ibotta for savings on Pillsbury™ cake mixes, frosting and brownie mixes. Discover more ways to enjoy Pillsbury™ #MixUpAMoment on their Pinterest page here. Be sure to come back on the 21st for Dark Chocolate Banana Brownies made with a Pillsbury™ brownie mix.

I love the strawberry in the middle. These are perfect for a party and a healthy recipe too
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I love the strawberry in the middle. These are perfect for a party and a healthy recipe too

Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes

Course Dessert, Memorial Day, Mother's Day
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Cupcakes
Calories 212 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pillsbury TM yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tbsp 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 9 strawberries hulled, divided
  • 1/4 cup Pillsbury Strawberry Frosting
  • 1/4 cup non-fat strawberry Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Insert six cupcake wrappers into a muffin tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together cake mix, water, yogurt and egg.
  3. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  4. Fill cupcake wrappers half way.
  5. Push in a whole strawberry into each cupcake.
  6. Top with remaining batter.
  7. Bake for 19 to 23 minutes.
  8. Cool pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  9. Then place cupcakes directly on wire rack and cool completely.
  10. In a small bowl, mix together frosting and yogurt.
  11. Spread onto each cupcake.
  12. Slice the remaining two strawberries into four pieces each.
  13. Top each cupcake with two slices of strawberries.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 9 Weight Watcher smart points.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Surprise Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 317mg 13%
Potassium 39mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Sugars 25g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 10%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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