Perfect chocolate cupcakes with a surprise center and an optional peanut butter cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are low carb, sugar free, and THM-S.
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I am beyond excited to share this recipe with you! I have long wanted to have my own cake recipe, and I wanted to use the Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend. Almond flour works great in baked goods, but it is very high in calories. The THM Baking Blend has 240 calories per cup, 4 net carbs, and a whopping 24 grams of protein. I have been trying to use the Baking Blend more often in an effort to be smart in calorie usage.
The inspiration for this recipe came from my Mother-in-Law. She used to make these surprise cupcakes for her family when her kids were growing up. She gave me the idea to THM-ify her recipe. The first step was to find a good chocolate cake recipe.
I have a recipe book that I bought when I first got married nearly 11 years ago. It is called “Cook with Joy,” and it was written by a family friend. It is filled to the brim with normal, practical, home-style recipes. That was the first place I looked when I needed a chocolate cake recipe! This recipe is based off her Devil’s Food Cake.
The peanut butter frosting is a recipe that I have had ready for a long time, but I have never gotten around to posting it. I may post it separately at some point, but for now, I am just going to put it here.
The cream cheese mixture in the middle is so nice and pillowy soft. One of my dorm boys ate one of these and asked if there was a marshmallow inside. It is a delightful texture! These will be a favorite around here – in fact I had one for breakfast this morning!
So, what do you need for these cupcakes?
For the Cupcakes
1 1/2 Cups Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend
1 1/4 Cups Gentle Sweet (or the equivalent of your favorite sweetener)
2/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Mineral Salt
2/3 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/3 Cup Water
For the Filling
6 Ounces Softened Cream Cheese
2 Tablespoons Gentle Sweet
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
3 Tablespoons Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)
For the Frosting
8 Ounces Softened Cream Cheese
1/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 Cup Defatted Peanut Flour
3 Tablespoons Gentle Sweet
1 Tablespoon Creamy Natural Peanut Butter
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