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This week, I wanted to make a Healthy Vegan Dessert for my Boyfriend❤️, but I was out of Vegan Chocolate Chips, so I couldn’t make my usual desserts!
Looking around for something yummy, I decided to make my Honey❤️ a simple (and healthy) cupcake that I could put his favorite fruit: Raspberries on top of it!
I found Chocolate Covered Katie‘s Skinny Vanilla Cupcakes! They’re Vegan, healthy, and sugar–free. But, best of all they’re: fluffy, moist, and delicious!
I Made 6⃣ Choices with the Recipe:
1⃣~I used Spelt Flour. I ground it up in my Vitamix.
- Why Spelt? It has a low Gluten content, so it’s easier to digest, and it’s a healthy grain to eat!
2⃣~Fiber boost: Flax Meal instead of an Egg Replacer.
3⃣~To make it sugar–free I used 6 teaspoons of Truvia Baking Blend.
4⃣~Instead of Nunatural Stevia Packet, I used Monk Fruit In The Raw.
- Monk Fruit In The Raw is just the extract taken from a little known Monk Fruit, which is a type of melon.
- Best of all: A+ Taste!
5⃣~For the Yogurt, I used SoDelicious Coconut Yogurt.
6⃣~I used Coconut Oil.
Skinny Vanilla Cupcakes Fresh from the Oven!
Naked Cupcakes waiting for the Icing!
The Icing? Now, that was an adventure. This was my first attempt at making a Healthy Sugar-free Icing!
I made a Chocolate Avocado Icing that I thought was good. However, the comments I got were, “Hmm…” (Insert Painfully Long Pause Here) “…Interesting.”
So, that Icing Recipe is going on the Revision List.
In the end, I made a Fluffy Vegan Buttecream Icing that everyone loved! (Even though this was not as healthy.)
I used the Vegan Basic Vanilla Fluffy Buttercream Frosting from Isa Chandra Moscowitz’ and Terry Hope Romero’s book “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World“.
You can find the recipe here! The only thing I changed is that I cut the recipe in half. (The recipe makes a LOT of Icing!)
If you need to rationalize eating these Cupcakes: I made the Cupcakes Sugar-free, so the Icing sort of cancels out, right?
I haven’t made Cupcakes in such a long time, so the Icing was a bit on the sloppy side. The prettiest cupcake I made! (And the one that is going to my Honey’s house!)
The verdict? My boyfriend said, “These are so good!” And the proof? He ate 3⃣ of them! 👍
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Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your Cupcakes too!