WARNING: If you love Sprinkles Cupcakes and want to continue eating them, don't read any further.
Today at lunch (as I was craving a cupcake), I began thinking about the nutrition facts of a cupcake. I had never seen any nor did I really want to. Curiosity got the best of me and I started researching. Since Sprinkles Cupcakes are some of the most well-known cupcakes, I figured they would be a good starting point.
The information wasn't hard to find and interestingly I found it on livestrong.com (via thedailyplate.com). Funny that they listed two of my favorite Sprinkles cupcakes:
Sprinkles Pumpkin Cupcake w/o frosting
Total Fat: 8.75g (Sat Fat: 0)
But who eats a cupcake with frosting? Add Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Total Fat: 5.5g (Sat Fat: 0)
Add those together and you have the nutrition facts for the Pumpkin Cupcake sold at Sprinkles. Let's do another:
Red Velvet Cupcake w/o frosting
Total Fat: 1g (Sat Fat: 0)
Not bad...for a cupcake with no frosting. Get ready for this.
Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting
Total Fat: 26.8g (Sat Fat: 16g)
Whoa! I think I was in denial that cupcakes can be so bad for you! The funny part about this website is that it lists activities you can do to burn off all of these calories. If you eat this Red Velvet cupcake, you can croquet for 182 minutes or do bookbinding for 198 minutes.
Keep in mind that Sprinkles Cupcakes are HUGE and that you can cut out a lot of fat and calories by scraping off half of the frosting. This won't stop me from enjoying a delicious cupcake from Sprinkles.