Lately, there have been a lot of baked goods coming out of our kitchen. We have made dozens of cookies and cakes for the holidays and parties. My family always gets frustrated with me because usually when I bake the items are generally sent away immediately.
This past weekend, my husband begged me for something sweet. Since we are all trying to watch our diet, I wanted to make something for them to enjoy, but not chock full of calories.
After polling what everyone wanted, we decided on some cupcakes. In an effort to make them lighter than usual, I used Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend which is made with stevia leaf extract and pure cane sugar and has only 5 calories per serving! Zing™ Stevia Sweetener products are made with only real ingredients—nothing artificial and they bake and brown like regular sugar!
The end result was a delicious vanilla cupcake studded with chopped pistachios and fresh pomegranates. We frosted the cupcakes with a light cream cheese frosting that I found on the Zing™ website and added more pistachios and pomegranate seeds. The cupcakes were beautiful and delicious! They would make a beautiful addition to your holiday table this season!
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