Vanilla Snowman Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing Recipe

Vanilla Snowman Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing

These adorable snowman cupcakes are low fat, easy to make and they are a hit with the kids!


To make the face, I used ingredients easily found in the supermarket. Jellybeans, mini  chocolate chips, mini marshmallows and some colored  sprinkles. The cupcake itself is made of Duncan Hines cake mix.

Well  here’s the latest combination I recently discovered, you can make  deliciously easy, low-fat cupcakes with an 18.25 oz box of Duncan Hines  Cake Mix, 6 oz fat free Chobani yogurt, egg whites and water. No oil or butter required and they come out delicious!

For the  vanilla icing, I simply mixed some powdered sugar with a little melted  butter and some water and it was perfect for these cupcakes because the  candy didn’t melt like it would if I used cream cheese frosting. These  cupcakes don’t use a lot of icing, less than a tablespoon on each. If  you plan on making them into snowmen, work quickly putting the candy on  or the frosting will harden.

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Vanilla Snowman Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing

Servings: 24 • Size: 1 cupcake • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts* (3 pts no frosting)

Calories: 143.5 • Fat: 2.7 g • Carbs: 27.3 • Fiber: 0 • Protein: 2.1 g • Sugar: 19.6

Sodium: 143.2 mg


18.25 oz Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix (or yellow, classic white)

6 oz fat free plain Chobani yogurt

1 1/3 cups water

2 large egg whites



For the icing:


2 cups powdered sugar

2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 tsp clear vanilla extract

2-3 tbsp boiling water



For the face:


m&amp;m’s for the eyes

orange jellybeans or candy corns for the nose

sprinkles for the hat

mini marshmallows for the cotton part of hat



Preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake tins with liners.


Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until combined. Pour into prepared liners. Bake about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

For the vanilla icing, combine powdered sugar, melted butter and water and beat until smooth.


To make snowman face, spread 2 1/2 teaspoons of icing on each cupcake; working quickly, press the candy face into the icing before it hardens. It’s best to make one at a time.


*Nutritional info does not include candy.

This post was part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Duncan Hines.


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