Sunday, February 11, 2018

Special Dark Cupcakes

     Brimming with excitement as I finished my chores, I was finally able to start in on my friends cupcake recipe that I had been thinking about all day.  Sarah, at No Excuses Nutrition (, is always coming up with cutting edge recipes that make you drool.  And this one takes the cake,...err...cupcake that is!  Although I have a few minor changes, these Special Dark Cupcakes remain unbelievably decadent, and rich beyond belief.  Just in time for Valentines (or any time quite frankly), each of the 8 cupcakes are only 168 calories, 8g net carbs and 14g protein.  Is there any better way to say I love you...orrrr,... I just love Chocolate... a lot...  ;)

Ingredients for 8 Cupcakes~
3/4 cups Oats
1/4 cup Nut Butter (sub with 3 Tablespoons melted Coconut Oil)
1 Jumbo Egg, room temperature
1/4 cup 25 cal/cup Almond Milk
1/2 cup Swerve Granular Erythritol
1/4 cup Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
6 scoops unflavored Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Vanilla
Dash Lite Salt
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2 Tablespoons Butter, softened
1 cup Swerve Confectioners Erythritol
4 scoops unflavored Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
3 Tablespoons Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
1/4 cup 25 cal/cup Almond Milk
Dash Vanilla

     Add Oats to Magic Bullet or Blender and grind to fine powder, add to bowl along with remaining first set of ingredients.  Beat with mixer til well combined.  Add to Cupcake Liners that have been coated with cooking spray, fill about 2/3's full.  Bake at 350 for 22-24 minutes.  Meanwhile, add all frosting ingredients to bowl and beat with mixer til well combined, add to piping bag and chill in fridge til ready to frost.  If you don't have a piping bag, add to baggie, snip corner and frost as desired.  Enjoy  :)


  1. Wow... Looks Yummy cupcake. You can use Almond Milk as a substitute for dairy milk in recipes.

    1. You sure can, and I always do! Thanks 😊