The Most Decadent Low Carb Cupcake Recipe Ever
When trying to eat a low carb diet, it can be tricky to find a really good cupcake. However, a delicious, flavorful cupcake is a true necessity! Luckily, this recipe will satisfy any cupcake craving you may have and it is also an extremely rich, decadent, low carb treat that is easy to make. It’s almost too good to be true!
There is one specific ingredient that truly sets these cupcakes apart from any other low carb cupcake out there. That secret ingredient is peanut flour. While many people may have heard of almond flour (the most common low carb flour out there) or maybe cashew flour, peanut flour is a lesser-used nut flour that definitely deserves recognition. Peanut flour is made by grinding defatted peanuts into a fine powder. The fat needs to be removed from the peanuts first otherwise, when ground, the nuts would turn into peanut butter! When the fat has been fully or partially eliminated, the remaining powder is very protein-dense, providing up to 52 grams of protein per 100 grams of peanut flour. It is also nice and dry making it usable as a true flour.
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When shopping for this magic cupcake ingredient, be sure to get peanut flour rather than powdered peanut butter. Powdered peanut butter is ground peanuts with added sugars, salts and often other additives that are not compliant with a low carb lifestyle. Pure ground peanut flour, with just one ingredient (peanuts!) is what you want.
Once you have your special ingredient on hand, you will be ready to make these amazing cupcakes. The basic method of making these cupcakes is to whip the egg whites until fluffy and then fold in the remaining ingredients. By whipping the whites, you will get light, fluffy cupcakes while still having a rich taste. That rich, chocolatey taste is thanks to cocoa powder and, of course, peanut flour!
Once baked, the cupcakes are topped with the most simple frosting out there- pure peanut butter. As if these weren’t decadent enough! All you need to do to finish these perfect keto cupcakes is to scoop your favorite peanut butter on top of the baked cupcakes (creamy or chunky peanut butter will work!) and then you are done. No need to make a whole frosting recipe when pure peanut butter is already so delicious. Besides, there is nothing quite as tasty as biting into an intensely chocolate cake that is topped with creamy peanut butter.
So, head out to the store to grab some special peanut flour, pick up your favorite type of peanut butter and get a high quality unsweetened cocoa powder and then you will be ready to make irresistible peanut butter chocolate cupcakes. Enjoy!
If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, you MUST try this keto peanut butter chocolate pudding from Low Carb Africa. Not only is it delicious and keto-friendly, but it also requires less than 5 minutes to make!
- 1 cup Anthony's Peanut Flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 large egg whites
- 3/4 cup So Nourished powdered erythritol sweetener
- 1/2 tsp powdered Stevia
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 12 tbsp butter (melted)
- 3/4 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin pan with paper liners
- Whisk together the peanut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs together with the erythritol, stevia, and vanilla extract.
- Whisk in the melted butter along with the almond milk.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until it forms a smooth batter then spoon into the pan.
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool the cupcakes for 5 minutes in the pan then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
- Frost the cupcakes with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter each.
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