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10 Cupcakes That Won't Put on the Pounds


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Red Velvet
Substitutions make this delectable dessert a little easier on the waistline.
Substitutions make this delectable dessert a little easier on the waistline.
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Red velvet cake is a classic American dessert. To help make this traditional meal-ender a little friendlier to your waistline, give the following changes to your favorite red velvet cake batter a try:

  • Replace the eggs with egg substitute.
  • Use low- or fat-free buttermilk.
  • Switch half the sugar with a sugar substitute blend.
  • Top the cupcakes with powdered sugar instead of frosting.
  • Bake in mini muffin pans.

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