Monday, February 8, 2010

Strawberry Cupcake Fame!

Imagine my surprise, a couple of months ago, when I was asked if a recipe that I had posted on my blog, could be used for a big event taking place in our city. The event is called "Makeover My Heart" and this is its second year. It is a day put aside to raise awareness to the number one health issue for women...heart disease. I attended last year's event and this year's was even better. Here is a link where you can see how fun the day was.

It was clear that the organizers did a lot of work to make it an exceptional day. An interesting note is that the day before it was Go Red For Women day, another heart related event. Hence, all the red you see in the pictures at this event!

Click here to visit the Makeover My Heart Blog

Anyway, back to the cupcakes. In her search, the director of the event found my blog and these yummy cupcakes which were the luncheon dessert this year. I am honored and they were a hit. Thank goodness I didn't have to make them all for almost 400 people! But I thank Lisa for this wonderful opportunity and putting on a wonderful day for women. I personally had a hand massage, a chair massage, met some wonderful women and ran into some I haven't seen in a while. It was a great day! As for the cupcakes? Give them a try...easy, delicious and very easy on the calories! This is worth a repost!!

1 box Betty Crocker white cake mix
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup water
3 egg whites
1-1/2 cups fat free strawberry yogurt
3/4 cup Lite Cool Whip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake tins with paper wrappers.
Remove Cool Whip from freezer to let it thaw.
Mix together the cake mix, 3/4 cup of the yogurt, the applesauce, the water and the egg whites. Beat on medium speed until smooth.
Pour into 24 prepared cupcake tins lined with papper wrappers. Each tin should be about 3/4 full.
Bake for 20-26 minutes ir until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove and let cool.
Mix together the Cool Whip and the remaining 3/4 cup of strawberry yogurt. Spread on the cooled cupcakes.Serve with sliced strawberries on top if desired.


  1. I can't wait to try this recipe. I sure won't be making 400 of them though! How great that they used your recipe for their luncheon. laurie

  2. Linda... Congratulations!

    I see why they want to use this delicious looking cupcake. It sounds incredible and could not be easier to make. I am definitely putting this in my list of "must-try"... Many thanks

  3. Congratulations - it is indeed quite an honor for your lovely cupcakes to be used in such a worthwhile event. (Bonus for not having to make them). They do look delicious!

  4. Oh, I just love this recipe!

    Congratulations!!! It is great to make a difference in this world of ours.

  5. Oh, I am so thrilled for you my beautiful friend!! How wonderful to be recognized.

    And these cupcakes do look very special indeed. Loving them!


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