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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/makeovermyheart/sets/72157623377804340/show
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 http://www.makeovermyheart.org/
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.