Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

  • Cupcakes
  • 1

    ripe banana

  • 2

    eggs OR 3 tsp. EnerG vegan egg replacement

  • 1/3

    cup Perfect Fit Protein

  • 1/3

    cup coconut oil

  • 1/3

    cup unsweetened cacao powder

  • 1/3

    cup strong, cooled coffee

  • 1

    tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • Frosting: Vanilla
  • 1

    can organic coconut cream

  • 1/2

    tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1

    packet stevia

  • Frosting: Chocolate
  • 1

    can organic coconut cream

  • 5

    Tbs. unsweetened cacao powder

  • 1/2

    tsp. pure vanilla extract

  • 1

    packet stevia

  • pinch salt

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Mix all wet ingredients including banana together thoroughly until smooth and set aside. Or add to a blender and blend! In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together before adding gradually to the wet mix. Use a fork to combine everything, but do not over mix! Line a cupcake pan with liners and fill each cup 3/4 full.
STEP 2: NOTE: If making the vegan version, cupcakes will not rise as high, therefore fill each liner as close to the top as possible! Bake for 30 - 40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean from the center.
STEP 3: Chill cans of coconut cream in the fridge for about an hour (or overnight) before opening to get it nice and thick. When you open it, discard the water at the bottom and only use the cream. Transfer the contents of each can in two separate bowls and whip it, adding remaining ingredients until fluffy. Place back in the fridge to keep it firm until you are ready to frost!

AUTHOR NOTES

If you love chocolate cupcakes as much as we do, you're smiling right now!

COMMENTS 8

  1. Surika says:

    Where did you guys find the organic coconut cream?

  2. Leslie says:

    I see you mention cacao powder and I’m curious, what is the difference between unsweetened cacao powder and cocoa powder? I can’t seem to find cacao powder.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Unfortunately these didn’t turn out well for me! It seems to me like the recipe calls for too much salt…

  4. Rebecca says:

    Is there a replacement ingredient if I don’t have the Perfect fit Protein powder??

  5. Emily Karst Bowling says:

    Any substitutes for the coffee??

  6. Monika says:

    Recommendation from my site: the base was way to salty. I will use less salt next time.

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