Made some cupcakes for my son M~'s birthday. It's hard to believe that his birthday has arrived again already. Where does the time go? Last night I stayed up late making cupcakes. I must say I did nibble just a little bit but then I stopped myself. Today was the first of two birthday parties and I survived by eating only one cupcake and giving away the rest ( I did save a few specifically for my husband and two boys but not one extra). In case you don't know cupcakes are my kryptonite.
The cupcakes were made from a boxed cake mix and I used applesauce instead of vegetable oil in the recipe ( I was hoping to make the cupcakes from scratch but I ran out of time). I cut out a section out of each cupcake and I put a scoop of low sugar strawberry preserves. The frosting was a homemade sinful butter cream frosting.
8 Weigth Watchers Points
Besides cupcakes I wanted to have some healthy snacks so I had whole wheat crackers, bananas, sliced monterey jack cheese, grapes, organic low fat microwave popcorn, wheat pretzels and a pumpkin pudding (in addition to the usual gold fish crackers and apple juice).
For the Pumpkin Pudding:
2 29oz cans of pumpkin
6 TB Molasses
10 TB Maple Syrup
2 TB unsalted butter
2 TB Pumpkin Pie Spice
Mix all the ingredients in a microwave safe dish. Microwave for 6 minutes (plus or minus depending on your microwave). Stir and place in refrigerator until cool. Tastes just like pumpkin pie but with less sugar and hardly any fat.
PS - Love Saint Patrick's day!
Here's a cute and fun Irish Ditty (may not be suitable for little ears):