I discovered the recipe where you simply mix 1 boxed cake mix w/12 oz diet soda yesterday and was amazed at the concept and couldn't wait to try it. So today I bought a yellow cake mix and a bottle on diet cream soda. (I bought a chocolate mix and diet cherry soda to try too.)
I decided to divide the mix into 2 equal portions, so I could make just 12 cupcakes and so I only used 6 oz of the cream soda. The cake mix was 24 points (for half of the box) and 0 for the soda. Yielding 2 point cupcakes.
For a fun taste test, I thought I'd make the other half of the mix according to the box directions and substitute unsweetened applesauce for the oil and use 1 egg (the box calls for 3 eggs for the entire mix) and the appropriate amt of water. So the points in this version was cake 24 + applesauce 0 + egg 2 = 26. Yielding 2 point cupcakes.
The kids had a blast with the cupcake throwdown.
The verdict, 3 out of 4 of us preferred the applesauce version. But my little boy sure did like the Soda cupcakes.