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Skinny No-Bake King Cake Cheesecake Cupcakes

February 2, 2015 | Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes
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Skinny No-Bake King Cake Cheesecake Cupcakes‘Throw me something mister!’

Mardi Gras is in FULL swing, and King Cakes have been proudly displayed at all our grocery stores. While nothing is more delicious than a King Cake, nothing is more disgraceful than someone telling me a ‘low-fat’ King Cake is a low-fat over-processed store bought cinnamon roll with icing.

I decided to take the plunge and develop yummy and ‘skinny-er’ versions of our favorite King Cakes (don’t forget about my Skinny King Cake Bread Pudding), and my next goal – a no-bake version. What better flavors to merge than King Cake and cheesecake!

This dish is incredibly easy, does not heat up your kitchen, and contains very simple ingredients found at any grocery store.

We ‘skinny-ed’ this recipe by using lower fat cream cheese and condensed milk, as well as using a much lower amount of sugar than our original cheesecake recipes. The result? A delicious, skinny recipe you will make over and over again!

Skinny No-Bake King Cake Cheesecake CupcakesSkinny No-Bake King Cake Cheesecake Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 8-ounce packages of 1/3 fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 14-ounce can of fat free condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons of white sugar, divided
  • Yellow, purple, and green food coloring
  • Muffin tins

Instructions:

  1. Place cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour condensed milk into bowl with cream cheese. Beat with electric mixer for 1 minute.
  3. Add sugar and vanilla extract. Beat for 1 minute.
  4. Pour mixture into 12 muffin tins lined in a cupcake pan.
  5. In a small bowl, combine confectioners sugar, milk, and almond extract. Set aside.
  6. Place 1 tablespoon of sugar in each a zip seal bag.
  7. Add yellow food coloring in one bag, purple in second bag, and green in third bag.
  8. Shake each bag until color spreads.
  9. Pour 1 teaspoon of glaze over each muffin.
  10. Sprinkle sugar over each muffin.
  11. Place in refrigerator for 2-4 hours OR in freezer.
  12. Serve!

 

Skinny No-Bake King Cake Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

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Yield: 12 muffins

This incredible no-bake King Cake Cheesecake will shock your guest that it is a skinny version of your favorite dessert!
Ingredients
  • 2 8-ounce packages of ⅓ fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 14-ounce can of fat free condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons of white sugar, divided
  • Yellow, purple, and green food coloring
  • Muffin tins
Preparation
  1. Place cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour condensed milk into bowl with cream cheese. Beat with electric mixer for 1 minute.
  3. Add sugar and vanilla extract. Beat for 1 minute.
  4. Pour mixture into 12 muffin tins lined in a cupcake pan.
  5. In a small bowl, combine confectioners sugar, milk, and almond extract. Set aside.
  6. Place 1 tablespoon of sugar in each a zip seal bag.
  7. Add yellow food coloring in one bag, purple in second bag, and green in third bag.
  8. Shake each bag until color spreads.
  9. Pour 1 teaspoon of glaze over each muffin.
  10. Sprinkle sugar over each muffin.
  11. Place in refrigerator for 2-4 hours OR in freezer.
  12. Serve!

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