These little delights are quick and easy to make, and you'd never know they were healthier! At just 3 WW SP each, they're a perfect sweet bite.

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healthier funfetti cupcakes

Level with me for a second – is there anything better than a funfetti (aka sprinkle-loaded) cupcake? I know they’re basically vanilla with sprinkles, but the fun factor really takes them up a notch. So, naturally, I wanted a lighter version (because really, who is eating just one?). These healthier funfetti cupcakes are little bites of heaven. At just 75 calories or 3 WW SP a pop, they’re a perfect sweet treat that won’t sabotage your healthy eating goals.

healthier funfetti cupcakes

Making healthier funfetti cupcakes

The cupcakes themselves are essentially foolproof. You’ll need:

  • 1 15.25 oz package of funfetti cake mix. You can also substitute your cake mix of choice as long as it’s the same size.
  • 1 cup nonfat greek yogurt. I prefer Fage 0% and find that it works the best.
  • 1 cup water.

Simply mix it all together, pour it into your prepared mini muffin pan, and bake. You can also turn this into big cupcakes, you’ll just want to up the baking time to 22-25 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).

healthier funfetti cupcakes

Lighter frosting

The frosting is just as simple, and tastes like a delicious store-bought buttercream, but lighter. The key is Smart Balance, which is a WW friendly butter alternative made from vegetable oils. To make the frosting, you’ll need:

  • Smart Balance, which you’ll start by creaming in a stand mixer. It should be room temperature.
  • Powdered sugar, which you’ll add next until you have a uniform mixture.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Milk, which you’ll add 1 tsp at a time until you have a smooth, creamy frosting.

Then, just frost your cooled cupcakes with 1 tsp of frosting on each, and enjoy! Store in the fridge, serve at room temperature.

healthier funfetti cupcakes

Healthier Funfetti Cupcakes

Jacklin Altman
These little delights are quick and easy to make, and you'd never know they were healthier! At just 3 WW SP each, they're a perfect sweet bite.
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Decorating Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 3 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 42
Calories 75 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Stand Mixer
  • Mini Muffin Pan
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

Cupcakes
  • 1 package Funfetti cake mix 15.25 oz. I used Pillsbury, but any brand works. Can also use vanilla cake mix and add sprinkles.
  • 1 cup Nonfat greek yogurt I use Fage 0%
  • 1 cup Water
Frosting
  • 4 tbsp Smart Balance or butter/vegan butter alternative, room temperature
  • 2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp Milk any works
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Cupcakes
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine cake mix, greek yogurt, and water in a mixing bowl and combine fully. Pour into prepared (greased or lined) mini muffin pan, and bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely before frosting.
Frosting
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a mixing bowl with hand mixer, cream Smart Balance for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and mix on medium speed until fully combined.
  • Add vanilla, then add milk 1 tsp at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency.
  • Frost cupcakes with 1 tsp of frosting each, top with additional sprinkles if desired.

Notes

Weight Watchers Smart Points:
  • Blue: 1 cupcake for 3 SP, 2 for 7, 3 for 10
  • Purple: 1 cupcake for 3 SP
  • Green: 1 cupcake for 3 SP
Substitution notes:
  • In the frosting, you can substitute the milk with cream (or even creamer) in the same amount
  • You can also substitute the powdered sugar with a sugar-free powdered sugar substitute and adjust points accordingly 

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cake, my ww, weight watchers, WW, funfetti, sprinkles, dessert, cupcake, cupcakes, vegetarian, egg free
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