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Monday, October 01, 2007

Calories in cupcakes from the Diet Detective



Charles Stuart Platkin, pictured above, aka the "The Diet Detective," weighs in on our beloved cupcakes:

I recently had a few bakery-purchased cupcakes analyzed for a segment I did on National Public Radio and found that a 6.5-ounce vanilla cupcake (from the famed New York Crumbs bakery) has 780 calories, 107 grams of carbs and nearly 36 grams of fat. Magnolia (another famous New York bakery) sells a 3-ounce cupcake with 389 calories, 52 grams of carbs and almost 19 grams of fat. So, cupcakes are not exactly the best snack choices. But that doesn’t necessarily make muffins a slam dunk. In fact, muffins can be calorie catastrophes, and, unlike cupcakes, we don’t usually think of them as dessert...

Fit Tip: If you’re among those who like the cake part of the cupcake and can forgo the frosting, you can save up to 140 calories.


He also has a podcast up about snacks; haven't listened, but there's a picture of a cupcake illustrating it on his site. He's also the author of the forthcoming Diet Detective's Calorie Bargain Bible.

8 comments:

Cakespy said...

Well, that's why you just eat one, isn't it?

Cupcake without frosting = bad news.

Anonymous said...

It's all about moderation and balance. Even if blessed to live a long life, this life is incredibly short. So, live right, enjoy each day and don't take 'findings', reports and media too seriously! They're looking for the quick buck while we should be seeking a Good, Enjoyable, Quality Life!!

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Susy K said...

omg..this guy is horrible..all this anti-cupcake talk is very upsetting :(

Freida Bee said...

I really want to enjoy my cupcake without the guilt trip, sir. More sex can burn those extra calories.

Loudmouth Protestant said...

Amazing, I was just talking to my roommate about the nutritional value or cupcakes and I was divinely led to the blog. I like Crumbs but I'll definitely not be going back thanks to all those calories. I wonder what the CC--calorie count--for a Sugar Sweet Sunshine cupcake is...

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

well where would be the fun in eating something "healthy"! haha

booooooo let's all eat cake in rebellion!!! x

Allegra said...

Wow! I love that all these comments are in support of cupcakes! I was so bummed to find this info on cupcake calories, but it gladdens me to see that we're all taking the healthy approach to food here: namely, Yeah we should try to keep a healthy diet, but what's it all for if you can't enjoy yourself sometimes?