I have never been a fan of “diet desserts.”
My hatred of low-calorie treats started many years ago when I was dieting and decided to pick up a few Weight Watchers desserts in the frozen food aisle while I was grocery shopping.
At first glance, they actually looked pretty decadent. There was a strawberry shortcake and then some kind of cookie dough creation that I was pretty darn excited about. Maybe this diet thing wouldn’t be so bad after all?
But then I opened said dessert later that evening and discovered that it was a dessert for ants. Literally TWO BITES. Honestly, it was the kind of dessert that does more harm that good because instead of satisfying a craving, it fuels a Hulk-like anger.
What am I even supposed to do with TWO BITES OF STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE? So, I ended up eating three of them and then realizing that I could have just had a regular slice of cake.
I am just not very good at calorie math.
I simply cannot diet without desserts somewhere in the equation. I have heard people suggest having fruit for dessert, which I refuse to take seriously. We all know that an apple is not dessert. I look at eating fruit like washing the dishes or paying taxes. It’s a necessary part of life, but I don’t particularly enjoy it.
So what is one to do?
Thankfully, there is another option. A dessert in a normal-human sized serving, that is low in calories and tastes perfectly delicious. Who doesn’t want to eat a cupcake after a long day of vegetables?
I certainly do, I can tell you that much.
These cupcakes actually don’t taste like they are trying to be a diet food, which is a major bonus. They are a nice light treat for anyone, and the orange-vanilla flavor tastes like a creamsicle.
For the Cupcakes:
For the Frosting:
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