fruit cupcake

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this yummy and low calorie vanilla cupcake recipe. Here at Skinny Mom, we like to top the cupcakes with fresh fruit for a delicious dessert that won’t wreck your diet or expand your waistline. For more Skinny Cupcake recipes, click here.

*This recipe was adapted from a recipe in Hungry Girl®.

Skinny Vanilla Cupcakes

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Cook Time: 17-20

Yield: 10 cupcakes

Serving size: 1 cupcake


  • 1½ cups Cool Whip® Free, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp Jell-O® Sugar-Free, Fat-Free Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
  • Cupcakes:
  • 1½ cups moist-style yellow or white reduced-sugar cake mix
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup Sprite® Zero, room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup liquid egg whites
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup fresh fruit (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries or raspberries)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 10 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups and/or spray with nonstick spray ans set aside.
  2. To make frosting, combine Cool Whip® with pudding mix in a bowl, and mix until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until cupcakes are ready to be frosted, best if this has been refrigerated for at least 30 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix (remember that you are only using ½ of the box) with baking powder and stir until free of any lumps. Add Sprite® Zero and vanilla extract, stir or whisk until batter is smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites with a handheld electric mixer set on medium speed until fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Slowly mix egg whites into the cake batter until thoroughly combined.
  5. Evenly distribute batter among 10 cups of muffin tin. Cups will be almost full but no need to worry.
  6. Bake for 17-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out fairly clean. Set aside and allow to completely cool.
  7. Once cupcakes have cooled, top each evenly with the frosting and the fresh fruit. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (1 cupcake):

Calories: 139

Fat: 2g

Carbohydrates: 26g

Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Sugar: 13g

WWP+: 4 points