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Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Dream Whip Chocolate Mousse

Sometimes, even myself as someone who cooks from scratch likes a break. So this time instead of trying to figure out how to make gluten free chocolate cupcakes I decided to buy the box mix. I didn’t even know that there was a gluten free chocolate cake mix. But sure enough (why that doesn’t surprise me) I found the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil’s food cake mix. I was also short on time, so these little morsels of decadent chocolate came in handy.

I picked up the box of the cake mix at my local grocery store (I’m sure you will be able to find it at a grocery store near you). I made them the day before Father’s Day. My daughter is gluten free so I had to have a dessert that she could also enjoy with the rest of us. They only took about 45 minutes to make from start till the time they were completely baked. What could be any easier. I left them overnight on a tray and made the chocolate mousse the next day. These came out delicious and they were gone at no time. Enjoy! (PS. they are also soy free. That really surprised me).

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Dream Whip Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients (Makes 24 servings – appr. 1oz per serving)
1 box Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil’s Food Cake Mix
2.3oz Whipped Topping Mix (2 envelopes)
2 heaping tsp. icing sugar
1 1/2 tsp.cocoa

Mix cake mix according to package directions. Pour into cupcake pan and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes depending on your oven or when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let them cool.

Chocolate mousse toping
Mix together the dream whip topping according to package directions. Add the cocoa and the icing sugar. Beat at medium speed till soft peaks form. Refrigerate till ready to use. Frost the cupcakes with the mousse and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 0.73 oz (20.8g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79
Calories from Fat 4
Total Fat 0.4g
Saturated Fat 0.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 100mg
Potassium 3mg
Total Carbohydrates 17.5g
Dietary Fiber 0.5g
Sugars 9.6g
Protein 0.5g

St. Pady's Green Cake

I made this cake for St. Paddy's party last year.  It is easy to make and quite festive for the occasion.  Enjoy!

Makes 30 servings

1 package yellow cake mix
1 package instant vanilla pudding
1 package Instant Pistachio pudding
1 cup water
4 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp green food coloring

1 package Dream Whip
2 tsp Confectioners’ Sugar
1 tsp green food coloring
1 package Instant Pistachio pudding
3/4 cup skim milk

In a large bowl combine the yellow cake mix, one package of pistachio instant pudding, one package of vanilla instant pudding, the water the eggs, the vegetable oil and  the 2 tbsp green food coloring. MIx well. Grease a 13x9 cake pan and pour the cake mixture in. Bake at 350 F oven for about 1 hour or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

In a bowl mix together the one envelope of Dream whip, the one package of pistachio instant pudding with 2 tsp of confectioner's sugar and 3/4 cup skim milk. Add the green food coloring. Beat well till soft peaks form.

When the cake is cooled, take it out of the pan and put it on a serving platter. Frost the cake with the icing and sprinkle with the green sugar crystals. Cut into pieces and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (54.7 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179
Calories from Fat 78
Total Fat 8.7g
Saturated Fat 2.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 22mg
Sodium 260mg
Total Carbohydrates 24.1g
Dietary Fiber 0.2g
Sugars 16.8g
Protein 1.8g