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Low-Fat Halloween Dessert

Dear Sugar,
I am planning a Halloween party and am looking for a dessert option. I would really like to make something low-fat and yummy, since there is going to be so much candy present at the party. Do you have any suggestions? Weight Watching Wicked Witch

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Dear Weight Watching Wicked Witch,
I've got a delicious recipe for you that's low in fat, super easy to make and the ingredients are minimal. These are sure to be a huge hit at your party!


1 Devil food Duncan Hines Cake mix
1 cup chocolate chips to the batter (optional).

8 ounces whipped cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 drops yellow food coloring
1 drop red food coloring

Make the cupcakes in accordance to the directions on the Duncan Hines box, but instead of using the recommended amount of vegetable oil, substitute it completely with sugar free apple sauce.

In a separate, large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add in the the vanilla extract and beat until everything is well blended together.

Slowly drop in two drops of yellow food coloring and one drop red food coloring, adding more coloring if necessary to reach desired shade of orange. Decorate with fresh raspberries, strawberries, or even candy corn and ghost peeps for Halloween. Enjoy!

*Tip: Let the cake cool completely before frosting. A warm cake will make your frosting runny .

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crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Oh I know! Half orange colored, half chocolate dipped!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
You could do pumpkin muffins with cream cheese icing. Or orange colored macaroons. Macaroons are so simple to make, and if you have the amount of sugar necessary, they still taste great because of the almond extract used and the yummy coconut!
cams cams 9 years
I agree, adriana...just make it the way it was supposed to be made and go to the gym an extra time. I'd much rather do that then get sick from splenda or some kind of fat replacer. ..
Adriana42 Adriana42 9 years
for some reason i always run away from stuff that say "low-fat" or "low sugar" i like my food to taste like it's supposed to..
la_clique la_clique 9 years
Pumpkin is really healthy, there are lots of low-fat, low sugar recipes for pumpkin deserts. Little pumpkin pies made with splenda are yummy!
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