Video How-To: Skinny Cupcakes

Hi everyone!

Over the weekend, I was inspired by my recent chat with Gabrielle Terzano, my friend over at live, laugh, YUM!, to make “Skinny” cupcakes. After searching the internet for a good recipe to try, I found one for Skinny Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes. The recipe was super simple, which is why I was drawn to it. I decided to document my first attempt at making these skinny cupcakes (a recipe I’ve never tried) by filming a How-To. I thought it would be a great way for my readers to see exactly how these cupcakes are made since they’re slightly different from regular cupcakes. The batter looks a little different and the icing definitely has an interesting texture to it, making a video the perfect way to clear up any and all worries someone may have while baking these skinny cupcakes for the first time. I hope you all enjoy this video and learn something new and give this recipe a try! My friends loved these cupcakes and loved that they’re only 120 calories a piece!

Have a great weekend 🙂

Flavor Friday: Feeling Fruity

flavor friday

 

With Springtime weather coming into town recently, I thought it would be a good idea to give my followers something extra sweet to bake! This list is complied of cupcakes that are baked with lemon flavors! To me, lemons are fresh and zesty, which is symbolic of the Spring season! For those of you who enjoy fruity flavors, these cupcakes will be perfect to try over the weekend!

First up are Lemon Lover Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing  from My Baking AddictionThese cupcakes feature a fresh, lemony flavor and they are paired with a sweet cream cheese icing. The combination provides for a mouthwatering taste. The recipe features lemon extract for flavor and if you want to get technical, you can add some yellow food dye for a visually appealing pale yellow color.

Lemon Lover Cupcake photo from My Baking Addiction

Lemon Lover Cupcake
photo from My Baking Addiction

Next are Apricot Lemon Cupcakes from The Tolerant Vegan. These cupcakes are baked with apricot flavors and a slight lemony taste and feature healthy, vegan ingredients. The cupcakes have pieces of apricot inside them for an extra burst of fruity flavor!

Apricot Lemon cupcakes photo from The Tolerant Vegan

Apricot Lemon cupcakes
photo from The Tolerant Vegan

Lastly are Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes from Love and Olive Oil. Strawberry Lemonade is a staple in my home during the warmer months and I can only imagine how wonderful the drink tastes in cupcake form. What makes these cupcakes so enticing is the icing, which is made with fresh strawberries. The cupcakes are filled with the freshness of lemon zest, making the flavor combination fruity and delicious.

Strawberry Lemonade cupcakes photo from Love and Olive Oil

Strawberry Lemonade cupcakes
photo from Love and Olive Oil

 

I hope you all enjoy these fresh, lemony cupcakes over the weekend and if you’re experiencing April showers, these cupcakes are sure to brighten your day!

Audio Interview with Gabrielle Terzano

Gabrielle Terzano delivering a batch of her "Skinny" CupcakesPhoto Credit: live,laugh,YUM!

Gabrielle Terzano delivering a batch of her “Skinny” Cupcakes
Photo Credit: live,laugh,YUM!

Today I got to speak with Gabrielle Terzano, a 22 year old cupcake enthusiast from Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Gabrielle, a Rowan University alumna, started her healthy eating blog, live, laugh, YUM! a few months ago after family and friends wanted a place to see all of her healthy recipes. I discovered her blog through Instagram, where she posts pictures of everything she makes right after she’s finished making it. Her posts about her “skinny” cupcakes caught my eye but after browsing through her blog I noticed that her recipes aren’t limited to cupcakes alone. Gabrielle has mastered the art of oatmeal and pancakes as well as some dinner recipes. She is a true inspiration for anyone looking to eat healthy all while maintaining savory and delicious flavors as well as for people who want to start a blog based off of something they love to do. Check out my interview with Gabrielle here and then go and take a look at her blog. It’s fun, fresh and food friendly!