I’ll just get right to it. These cupcakes ROCK. Clean ingredients, high protein, no added sugar, and you should make them so that you can taste how good they are. Less sweet than a traditional cupcake (I like that), and super chocolate-y.
Peanut Butter Protein Frosting
recipe adapted from the Quest Nutrition recipe for chocolate lava cupcakes (ingredients the same, baking method different)
Cupcake base ingredients:
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (equivalent to 30 grams – scoops vary in size so just double check that you’ve got the equivalent of 30 grams)
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1.5 tbsp stevia or erythritol
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Siggi’s plain icelandic yogurt (or fage unsweetened)
- 1 TBSP Quest Nutrition peanut butter flavored protein (sub PB2 or vanilla protein)
- 1 TBSP unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional but really good)
- Cacao nibs to sprinkle on top (optional)
Preheat oven to 350
Cupcake base directions:
- Combine protein powder, coconut flour, cocoa powder, sweetener, baking powder, and salt in a bowl
- Add the almond milk, water, egg, and vanilla and mix well (whisking with a fork works just fine)
- Spray a mini muffin in with coconut oil cooking spray, and fill cups 3/4 of the way full with batter
- Bake for 6-8 minutes, keeping an eye on them as they bake. They are done when they are spring-y to the touch, and should lift out easily
- Let cupcakes cool on the counter for a few (5-ish) minutes before frosting and devouring
Combine yogurt, protein powder (or PB2) and almond milk, and vanilla in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Add more protein powder if you want it thicker, more almond milk if you want it thinner.
Frost the cupcakes, sprinkle with cacao nibs, pour a glass of TJ’s boxed wine, and you’re set.
***Side note these are also haaamazing with coconut whip cream (I’m sure you’ve seen a recipe….full fat coconut milk from a can whisked with vanilla and a pinch of salt). TOO GOOD.