Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes (or Donuts) with Chocolate Frosting

Healthy Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting - Desserts With Benefits

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Healthy Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting - Desserts With Benefits

Healthy Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting - Desserts With Benefits

Healthy Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting - Desserts With Benefits

Healthy Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting - Desserts With Benefits

Okay, maybe a couple words:  CHOCOLATE FOODGASM.

makes 15

Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes (or Donuts) with Chocolate Frosting

   

Ingredients:

Cupcakes/Donuts:

  • 170g (1¼ cups) Sweet White Sorghum Flour
  • 80g (½ cup) Organic Corn Starch
  • 60g (¾ cup) Unsweetened Regular Cocoa Powder
  • 60g (½ cup) Oat Flour
  • 2 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 cup Brewed Coffee
  • 82g (⅓ cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 56g (¼ cup) Coconut Oil, melted
  • 48g (¼ cup) Granulated Erythritol (or dry sweetener of choice)
  • 32g (2 tbs) Roasted Almond Butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 2 tsp Stevia Extract
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
 

Frosting:

Directions:

For the Cupcakes/Donuts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray 2 regular cupcake tins OR 3 donut pans with cooking spray, depending on which you are making.  Don't use paper liners for the cupcakes because they'll stick, try parchment paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sorghum flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, oat flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, stir together the almond milk, coffee, applesauce, coconut oil, erythritol, almond butter, stevia extract and vanilla extract. Microwave at 20-second intervals, stirring between each one, until coconut oil is melted.
  4. Stir the apple cider vinegar into the wet ingredients. Pour over the dry ingredients and whisk the batter until everything is incorporated and mixture is even (batter should be somewhat thick, kind of like a mix of thick cupcake batter and thin muffin batter).
  5. Scoop batter into the prepared tins and spread slightly to flatten the surface. Bake the cupcakes for ~21 minutes and the donuts for ~17 minutes.
  6. Transfer the cupcakes/donuts to a wire cooling rack and let cool while you make the frosting.
 

For the Frosting:

  1. Add the protein powder to a medium-sized bowl and top with the yogurt and almond milk.
  2. Stir the mixture together (add any protein powder or milk if needed) and frost the cupcakes with an offset spatula.
  3. Serve the cupcakes/donuts!

Notes:

**Originally, I used Vanilla Amande Yogurt in this recipe, which is an almond yogurt sweetened with fruit juice. However, the company went under so it's no longer available.  I would recommend using plain yogurt in its place, and adding Vanilla-Flavored Stevia Extract or Truvia to sweeten. You can try using soy yogurt, coconut yogurt, dairy yogurt, whatever!
Recipe adapted from: Manifest Vegan

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8 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes (or Donuts) with Chocolate Frosting

  1. Hi!

    Cool recipe! Do you happen to have nutrition information on these gems?

    • Caitlin-
      I didn’t have time to make a nutrition label for the recipe (it takes forever to check all those silly packages!), but I did a quick calorie/fat count. Each cupcake or donut will have 131 calories and 5.8g fat. Each cupcake or donut with the frosting will have 196 calories and 7.2g fat.

      I just remembered that Amande yogurt is experiencing some manufacturing trouble so other yogurts will have to be substituted, like regular dairy yogurt, soy yogurt, coconut yogurt, etc.

      Hope this helps!
      -Jess

  2. I really would like to try your recipe but are there any substitutions for the Sweet White Sorghum Flour, Xanthan Gum and the Stevia Extract wich are easier to get?

  3. it definitely looks sinful!

  4. Oh my gosh. You are amazing. These cupcakes are amazing. I can’t wait to try them!
    Pinned.

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