Chocolate Protein Cupcakes

You can never go wrong with chocolate. These cupcakes may taste super decadent, but each is less than 100 calories with only 4 grams of fat and 2 grams of sugar! Not to mention they’re high in protein, making them the perfect post-workout snack.

Being a raving chocoholic, I made these cupcakes full of intense chocolate flavour! If you find them too rich, maybe try using a couple tablespoons less cacao powder or adding less sweetener.

Cupcake Ingredients

  • Chocolate protein powder 80 g
  • Organic stevia blend 6 tbsp
  • Unsweetened cacao 1/3 cup
  • Coconut flour 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder 1/2 tsp
  • Egg whites 1/3 cup
  • 100% pure pumpkin 1/4 cup
  • Unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup
  • Nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup
  • Brewed coffee 1/4 cup
  • Vegetable oil 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp
  • Salt (optional) 1/4 tsp

Frosting Ingredients

  • Fat-free cream cheese 4 oz.
  • Chocolate protein powder 40 g
  • Organic stevia blend 1/4 cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa 2 tbsp
  • Unsweetened almond milk 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Blend together wet ingredients, then mix into dry ingredients until combined.
  4. Line nine wells of a muffin pan with paper or foil cupcake liners, and spray the insides with cooking spray. Alternatively, spray the insides of the wells with cooking spray and omit liners.
  5. Divide cupcake batter between prepared wells and bake for 20-25 minutes, until set in the center.
  6. While cupcakes cool, blend together frosting ingredients until smooth
  7. Spoon frosting into a piping bag or sealed baggie with one corner cut off, and frost cupcakes.

These cupcakes will keep in the fridge up to one week or in the freezer (without frosting) up to one month. If frozen, thaw them at room temperature, then add the frosting.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cupcake
  • Recipes yields 9 servings
  • Calories: 95
  • Fat: 4.2 g
  • Carbs: 7 g
  • Protein: 10 g
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