Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Double Chocolate Valentines Cupcakes

     Love is in the air can only mean one thing...hearts are on the tongue!  ...I'm not complaining!  And heart shaped cupcakes will take amore' to a whole new level.  Surprise that special someone with the gift of health, each caring cupcake is only 121 calories, 4g net carbs and 12g protein.  Nothing says "Be Mine" like Cream Cheese frosted Double Chocolate Valentines Cupcakes!  ;)

Ingredients for 10 Frosted Cupcakes~
1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
1 jumbo Egg
1 cup 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
1 scoop Quest Chocolate Milkshake Protein Powder
1/3 cup Swerve Granular Erythritol
1/4 cup Black Cocoa or regular Cocoa Powder
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
1 Quest Double Chocolate Chunk Protein Bar, diced into bits
3.5oz (half of a 7oz container) Fage 2% Greek Yogurt
1oz reduced fat Cream Cheese, softened
3 Tablespoons Swerve Confectioners Erythritol
Heart Sprinkles for garnish, if desired (not included in macro count)

     Stir all ingredients together except Yogurt, Cream Cheese, Confectioners Erythrtiol and Sprinkles.  Drop batter into 10 Valentines Cupcake liners in cupcake tin.  After filling, push Ceramic Pie Crust Weights or Marbles between liner and tin to form heart shape, or use heart shaped Silpat Liners.  Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, stir together Yogurt, Cream Cheese and Confectioners Erythritol til smooth.  Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with Valentines garnish if desired.  Enjoy  :)

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