Sprite Zero Low Fat Cupcake Recipe

Skinny Cupcake Recipe (uses Sprite Zero!)


Thanks for heading over to check out our Sprite Zero Low Fat Cupcake recipe!  

The instructions are easy… I promise!  


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To get the recipe started, you’ll need a 2 liter of Sprite Zero and a box of cake mix.  Why a whole 2 liter of soda?  Because it was way cheaper than a 12 pack!  I had to get creative to measure out 12 ounces but I have plenty of baby bottles in the house that are marked by ounces, making it extremely easy to measure.   If you need easy way to measure a pour your cupcake batter, check out this Cake Batter Dispenser With Measuring Label…this is definitely going on my wish list!

When I mixed the soda into the mix, it bubbled up, so I stirred slowly.  Once it was mixed well, I poured the batter into cupcake liners as I normally would and baked them according to the box’s instructions.

This was one of the easiest dessert recipes I have ever baked: cake mix + soda, mix and bake!  And guess what…they turned out AMAZING!  They were very moist and great with or without icing.

Try out this cupcake recipe for yourself.  I bet you will love it as much as we did!

(Plus check out my list of fun cupcake decorating products and supplies!)



Skinny Sprite Zero Cupcakes
An easy recipe for slimmed down cupcakes!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • Cake Mix
  • 12oz can of Sprite Zero soda
  • Icing or Cool Whip (optional)
  1. Preheat oven as the box instructs. See? It even starts out easy!
  2. Measure soda. Add 12oz of Sprite Zero (or whatever soda you are using) to cake mix in bowl.
  3. Mix by hand with spoon or whisk. When I first poured the Sprite Zero into the cake mix, it bubbled up and became somewhat foamy. I mixed it by hand to prevent it from bubbling over.
  4. Bake cake batter as box instructs. I baked the cupcakes just as the box instructed and they turned out GREAT! The cupcakes were extremely moist and light...and of course...low fat!


Tips and Tricks

Try different soda flavors – I have heard if you add grape soda, your cupcakes will taste like grape…and orange will make it taste like a creamsicle!  Yum!

Add food coloring for different colors of cupcakes.  Food coloring is my toddler’s favorite baking item right now…we even made swirled cupcakes by mixing different colors of batter in a separate bowl and lightly stirring with a spoon!

Skip the icing – these “skinny” cupcakes were delicious even without the icing!  If you do prefer to use icing, a low sugar icingor Cool Whip would go great with these cupcakes!

Bake in different pans.  I used a Moon Pie pan to make some flatter cupcakes that were easier for little hands to hold onto.

This recipe can also be used for regular sized cakes, not just cupcakes.

Have a little fun with these cake decorating supplies I’ve compiled into a list..with pictures of course!


Overall, I am pretty happy with this Pinterest success!  I was able to have a cupcake at my son’s party without much guilt!  These Skinny Sprite Zero cupcakes are definitely something I will be able to make again.




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