Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 package (18- to 19-ounces) yellow cake mix

  2. 1/3 cup applesauce

  3. 3 egg whites

  4. 3 cups fresh blueberries, divided

  5. 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  6. 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  8. 1 roll red-colored rolled fruit snack (from a 4 1/2-ounce box)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Directions Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix with applesauce, egg whites and 1-1/4 cups water for 30 seconds on low speed, then 2 minutes on medium speed. Spoon batter into 24 (2½-inch) aluminum or paper lined muffin cups. Evenly divide 1 cup of blueberries onto tops of batter; do not stir.

  2. Bake cupcakes following package directions; remove to a wire rack and cool completely.

  3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until smooth.

  4. Spoon onto cooled cupcakes; spread to the edges.

  5. Unroll fruit snack and, with a sharp knife, cut into strips 1/8-inch wide by 2-inch long.

  6. On half of each cupcake, arrange strips, trimming each to fit.

  7. Arrange remaining 2 cups blueberries on the frosting on other halves of the cupcakes, about 10 blueberries per cupcake.

  8. Nutrition Per cupcake, including frosting and toppings: 135 calories; 3 g protein; 24 g carbohydrate; 3 g total fat (1.8 g saturated fat) Per cupcake, if made with oil and whole eggs, including frosting and toppings: 177 calories; 3 g protein; 24 g carbohydrate; 8 g total fat (3 g saturated fat)

  9. Recipe courtesy of U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council


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