Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween treats for healthcare workers.

These cupcakes are pumpkin angel food with cream cheese frosting. I figure the fat free in the cupcake counteracts the the calories in the frosting. I am going to post many versions that I found on a Weight Watchers BB many years ago.

Endless Possibilities Angel Food Cake Serves: 12
1 box Betty Crocker (1-Step) angel food cake mix *see variations below*
Mix the angel food cake mix and desired flavor ingredients together and beat by hand until blended. Pour into ungreased 9x13 pan (or muffin tin) and bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes (muffins bake 15-18 minutes). Cool upside down for best results.
Lemon -- 1 cup + 3 Tbsp water, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 2 tsp grated lemon peel
Orange Citrus -- 1-1/4 cup water and 2 tsp grated orange peel
Cherry -- 1 can (20 oz) light cherry pie filling Black Forest -- add 1/2 cup cocoa to Cherry Cotton Candy -- 1 small pkg (3.4 oz) sugar free flavored gelatin, any flavor, 1-1/4 cup water. Margarita -- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp water, 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice and 1-1/2 tsp grated lime rind Pineapple -- 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in juice (do not drain)
Pina Colada -- add 1 Tbsp coconut extract (and 1 Tbsp rum extract) to pineapple directions Pumpkin -- 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin, 3/4c water, 1T vanilla & 1T pumpkin pie spice (or spices below)
Spiced -- 1-1/4 cup water, 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp ground cloves
Carrot - Add 1/2cup finely shredded carrot 14oz can of pineapple cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
Cream Cheese Whipped Frosting (I used 40 drops of yellow and 10 drops of red)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
In a small bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside.
In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth, then fold in whipped cream.
They have so many cute ideas and it was really easy.
We delievered 60 cupcakes to pharmacy staff, nurses and nurses aids at local Nursing Homes.


  1. I can't have them, but they surely are adorable!