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 🙂

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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!

Flavor Friday: Try something new this weekend

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To celebrate the end of the workweek and the beginning of the weekend, SJ Cupcake wants to present you with this week’s most delicious cupcake flavors. Whether you’re planning on spending the entire weekend on your couch or in the kitchen trying your hand at these recipes, they’re sure to pique your interest and awaken your taste buds!

First up is Cupcake Project with Tiramisu Cupcakes. For anyone that loves a classic dessert, these cupcakes will hit the spot.

Chocolate and peanut butter have forever been a fan-favorite combination and the same has proven to be true in cupcake form. Susie Homemaker came up with a decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake that will have people talking long after they’ve tasted it.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Lady Behind the Curtain came up with Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes. Festive and delicious, these cupcakes are perfect for loved ones during this romantic time of year.

If you’re feeling sophisticated over the weekend, try LemonSugar’s Champagne Cupcake. They look just delicious as they taste, but according to the site, are incredibly easy to make. I’d say that’s a win/win situation for all.

The Salted Caramel craze has taken the nation by a storm and it’s showing in the cupcake world. Cooking Classy debuted their version of the sweet/salty combination and if it tastes anything like the picture looks, it’s bound to be one of the best cupcakes you eat all weekend.

Check out these recipes and try them yourself over the weekend! If yours turn out as good, post pictures to my Twitter account @SJ_Cupcake!

Happy Baking and have a great weekend!