Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentine's Day Chocolate Heart Cupcakes



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A little late for a Valentine's day posting but these are great to make any day.  Rich and chocolaty good.  Simple to make.  I used a silicone heart shaped muffin mold. I hope you and your special someone will try them and enjoy.

                     


                 Valentine's Day Chocolate Heart Cupcakes

Recipe By     :Ginny Larsen
Serving Size  : 6   

1/2  cup  Pyure sweetener -- or 1 cup equivalent to sugar
6  tablespoons  cocoa powder
3  tablespoons  almond flour - Honeyville
1  teaspoon  baking powder
1/2  teaspoon  salt
2  large  eggs
3  tablespoons  avocado oil
3  tablespoons  chocolate almond milk, unsweetened
                        Vanilla Cream Frosting
3  tablespoons  butter -- softened
2  ounces  philadelphia 1/3 less Fat Cream Cheese -- softened
1/4  cup  Pyure sweetener -- powdered (I do this in a coffee grinder) OR use 1/2 cup Swerve confectioner's.
1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
   red food coloring -- (to make the shade of red or pink you prefer)
2 tablespoons  heavy cream -- (or just enough to get the right consistency)

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 6 heart shaped muffin cups.  I used silicone.

In mixing bowl add sweetener, cocoa powder, almond flour, baking powder and salt.  Mix together to incorporated and smooth out any lumps.

Add eggs, avocado oil, and chocolate milk and mix with electric mixer until well incorporated. 

Fill muffin cups evenly.  Bake 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool before turning out. 

Frost with Vanilla Cream Frosting:
Mix together butter, cream cheese, sweetener, food coloring, and as you mix with electric mixer add just enough cream to make it a smooth creamy spreadable consistency.

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Per Serving (1 muffin): 213 Calories; 21g Fat (83.5% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber
NOTES : 2g net carbs per serving


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