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Calories in Popular Pies and Cupcakes

Pie vs. Cupcake: Which Trendy Dessert Is Healthier?

The cupcake craze seems to be reaching its peak, but there's a new trendy dessert poised to take its place — pie. The most traditional of baked goods has been enjoying a resurgence lately, with 12 million more slices sold last year than the year before.

With pie's popularity on the rise, chances are you'll be seeing the new bakeries pop up with over-the-top latticed creations ready to compete with those ubiquitous cupcakes. If you need a sugar fix, which baked good is better for you — a slice of pie (typically 1/8 of a nine-inch pie, or about three ounces) or a cupcake with frosting?

Check out the nutritional breakdown of what you're craving after the break.

Dessert Calories Fat (g) Sat Fat (g) Carbs (g) Sodium (mg)
Classic
Apple Pie 411 19 4.7 58 327
Vanilla Cupcake With Chocolate Frosting 485 24 15 63 95
Chocolate
Chocolate Mousse Pie 247 15 8 28 437
Chocolate Cupcake With Frosting 131 2 0 29 178
Citrus
Key Lime Pie 450 13 5 52 240
Lemon Cupcake With Frosting 483 24 15 65 109
Banana
Banana Creme Pie 190 10 8 27 170
Banana Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting 232 7 4 40 148
Indulgent
Crack Pie 432 27 16 45 125
Red Velvet Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting 497 27 16 62 412

Don't see your favorite pie? More pie calorie breakdowns here.

Source: Flickr Users thebittenword.com and lamantin

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onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 4 years
I'm also pretty skeptical about the calorie counts here, seems like too much variation and some of those items are entered by users. On another note, when I'm craving baked goods i eat a luna bar to kill the craving. I wouldn't call luna bars "health food" but they have a lot more going for them than cupcakes!
amber512 amber512 4 years
Yum, both are delicious. But what are the sizes on those cupcakes? Why is vanilla 350+ calories more than chocolate?
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