Tuesday, June 19, 2007

90 Calorie Life-hacked Cupcakes

Lifehacker's a fabulous website that offers up "hacks" on how to do things better from day to day life and quite a ways back they posted what I felt to be a very interesting dietary substitution.

You know substitutions I'm sure - apple sauce for oil, Splenda for sugar etc., but this one was really quite unique and specific to of all things, cupcakes.

The recipe is simple:

1 box cupcake mix
1 can of your favourite diet soda

All done.

Honestly, the diet drink is supposed to substitute for the water, eggs and oil.

I've been meaning to try it, but haven't got around to it so thought I'd throw it up here (no pun, honestly, no pun) and hope that one of my readers might give it a go and give us a comment. Icing wise Lifehacker recommends light cool whip (with some food colouring)

Apparently the average box of cupcakes will yield about 2 dozen 90 Calorie cupcakes.

Let me know how it goes!