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Healthy Red, White & Blue Cupcakes
Healthy Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Servings: 12
Author: Liza
For the Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup non-fat or low-fat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
For the Frosting:
  • 4 cups non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 3.4- oz packets of vanilla pudding mix
For the Strawberry/Blueberry syrups:
  • 1 cup each strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp fruit pectin
  • 1 oz freeze-dried strawberries ground in a food processor
  • 1 oz freeze-dried blueberries ground in a food processor
  • 4 oz white chocolate
  1. To make the white chocolate stars melt the white chocolate and pour it in the star-shaped molds or "draw" stars with the melted chocolate on a piece of parchment paper and let them cool and harden.
  2. To make the cupcakes preheat your oven to 350 F.
  3. Mix the flour with the baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Whip the egg and the egg whites just a little but with the sugar, until the soft peaks form. Add the milk, lemon juice, oil and vanilla extract. Mix everything well.
  5. Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated.
  6. Bake the cupcakes for 15-20 minutes until the toothpick inserted in their middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool to the room temperature.
  7. To make the frosting beat the yogurt with the pudding mix until it's fluffy.
  8. To make the syrups put the strawberries with 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tsp of pectin and 2 tbsp of water in a pot and bring to boil. Boil for 5 minutes and let cool to the room temperature. Put in a food processor and blend until the strawberries are pureed.
  9. Do the same thing with the blueberries.
  10. To assemble the cupcakes poke a hole in each cupcakes and fill the holes with the blueberry and strawberry syrups.
  11. Pipe the frosting on top of the cupcakes.
  12. Sprinkle the cupcakes with the freeze-dried ground blueberries (for the cupcakes filled with blueberry syrup) and freeze-dried ground strawberries (for the cupcakes filled with strawberry syrup).
  13. Decorate the blueberry cupcakes with the white chocolate stars.
  14. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.