Have your cake and eat it too!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

You guys, I ate cake this week and some cupcakes and I didn't have to feel guilty about it! Olivia wanted to bake on Monday and I was out of eggs, then I remembered that I had pinned a recipe for lemon cupcakes with only a few ingredients that were only 1 point for a mini cupcake. Last time I was at the store, I bought the ingredients so I told her she could bake those. She decided to do it in cake form and we melted some icing for the top. Delicious!

Then I got to thinking...if I could do it with lemon cake mix, why not another flavor. I like lemon, but it isn't necessarily my favorite, but when we talk strawberries, I am all over that! So I went and bought a strawberry mix and let me tell you, these are so good!

You can find the lemon recipe here. If you are more partial to strawberry check out mine!


1 Box of Strawberry cake mix
1 - 100 calorie strawberry greek yogurt
1 cup - Water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare pan. I used cupcake liners, but you could grease the pan
(or use a 9x13 cake pan)

Mix all ingredients

Scoop into liners, filling a little more than halfway

Bake for 15 minutes

I was able to make 48 cupcakes and of course ate a few!

Each mini cupcake is
1 WW Points +

24 regular cupcakes is
2 WW Points + each

9x13 cake pan, divided into 12 pieces
4 WW Points + per piece

Take your pick of how to make them, but you should definitely try them!

*** A few notes, when we made the lemon cake we didn't have the 100 calorie lemon yogurt so we used plain greek and the flavor was still really strong from the cake mix. So I think you can sub plain or even vanilla and they will be just as good! 

**When I bought the 100 calorie Yoplait Greek Strawberry, I didn't realize that it had fruit in the bottom. I didn't notice the fruit in the cupcake, although I did scoop out some of the big pieces because I am super weird about texture. So if you don't want the possibility of finding chunks of fruit in your cupcake make sure you get a smooth yogurt! 

*Don't forget to add in the points of your topping. I chose frozen lite whipped topping and that is super low in points. 1 TBSP is zero points and beyond that you can have up to 5 TBSP for only 1 point. I consider that a really good choice! 



  1. Remember how I said I wanted to try something strawberry yesterday? Yeah, well, Alise was helping me make our grocery list last night and she asked to make chocolate cupcakes this weekend. I just couldn't say no to chocolate!!

    1. I know I can't say no to chocolate!!! Hope you enjoyed them!

  2. Looks so good! I have been craving sweets!

    1. Gotta love a good sweet that you don't have to feel guilty about!

  3. Yummy! Looks so good!

  4. Oh this looks tasty (: I love strawberry cupcakes! And it's also a plus that one cupcake is only 1 WW point!

  5. ahh I need some cupcakes in my life. Now to make them dairy/sugar free haha

    1. Can't help with sugar free, but they make dairy free yogurt. Silk brand, So delicious brand and at whole foods they have other brands.

  6. Is this just an 8 or 6 oz greek yogurt or a large container of it?

    1. It is just an individual size container! I don't remember if it is 6 or 8 oz, but I don't think it would matter!

  7. I just started weight watchers. I made this recipe and then got to thinking. It would still be 8 points or so per cupcake because on the ww app it list the cake mix at 8 per serving. ��
    Please tell me I'm wrong.
    This is delicious by the way!

    1. Oh no. I wish I could say that the app is wrong, but I made this recipe a long time ago and the points were calculated differently then so there is a chance that under the new WW plan it would be more points :( I am sure this option is still lower in points than it would be with the normal ingredients but I’m not sure. Sorry!! Good luck!

  8. Could you tell me how many Smart points each one would be? thank you dguthrie@snet.net

  9. Does it have a yogurt taste? I very much dislike yogurt.


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