It's finals week in biology, by far my worst subject. I can NOT focus on this stuff, but that means you get a new recipe!
Peanut Butter Cupcakes with whipped Chocolate Frosting or more technically for those that care Low Carb/Sugar Free/Gluten Free/ High Protein Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate LC/SF/GF/HP Frosting. Doesn't sound as good when I have to get technical with it.
As with all my recipes they are kid tested and approved! As a matter of fact they are gone!
So lets get down to the nitty gritty on these...
I know they are cute aren't they?! These are full size cupcakes, not mini's! Mama is working out hard and needs to up her calories!
For the cupcakes heat your oven to 350
You need 2 bowls 1 for dry and 1 for wet
Combine your dry ingredients and mix well
1/2 C. Almond Meal
1/2 C. golden flaxmeal
1 tsp. baking powder
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (although if you ever use a mix whey/soy they will be softer)
* we don't like things real sweet around here, you may need to add some sweetener, you can mix everything up and then taste a little if it doesn't taste sweet enough, add some
In a seperate bowl mix your wet ingredients
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C. HOT water
1/2 C. sugar free or natural peanut butter
Mix all of these well and then combine with your dry ingredients.
Pour into lined or greased muffin tins and bake at 350 for 12-18 minutes.
Allow to cool, (these were good warm without frosting)
Frost as desired.
I made a chocolate whipped frosting and topped with some sugar free chocolate chips just for kicks
1/2 C. All natural sugar free heavy whipping cream
1 T sugar free chocolate syrup
Whip this to soft peaks
1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
Scoop onto the cupcakes you plan to eat and refrigerate the rest so it doesn't melt
(by the way, this frosting may get eaten by itself, it was DELICIOUS!)
As always, enjoy, experiment and share! If you come up with a good frosting, let me know!
Now it's back to biology, I think I am relaxed enough to take my exam!
Posted on 4/27/2012 by RachelsReboot