High-Protein Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 15 min 12
High-Protein Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes
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2 medium egg Egg
100 gm Pea Protein Powder (4 scoops)
350 gm Mascarpone cheese
1 tbsp Cocoa powder, unsweetened
177 ml Espresso, restaurant-prepared (6 shots)
1 tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground)
20 drop(s) Stevia sweetener, liquid
1 tbsp Vanilla extract, pure


1. Preheat oven to 175*C (335°F).

2. Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites in a large mixing bowl.

3. Mix 50g of the protein powder (chocolate or cookies flavour works best) with the cocoa powder and the flaxseed, then incorporate the dry mix into the beaten egg whites.

4. In a small bowl, whisk 150g mascarpone cheese with a fork, then incorporate it into the previously obtained mix.

5. Pour the mix into 12 cupcake moulds (silicone moulds are easy to use and wash and are entirely non-stick) and bake for about 15 minutes.

6. In the meantime, prepare the cupcake topping: whip well the remaining mascarpone cheese with the remaining protein powder (chocolate or vanilla flavour), then incorporate the 2 egg yolks and add vanilla flavouring to taste. Add 10 drops of liquid sweetener (or adjust to your taste) and mix very well.

7. When the cupcake moulds are cooled, soak the cupcake bases with espresso or strong black coffee, about 1/2 shot per cupcake. Sweeten the coffee with 5-10 drops of liquid sweetener.

8. Let the cupcakes absorb the coffee, then divide the topping equally into the 12 moulds. Decorate with small beads if you wish, and let them chill overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 196
Calories from fat 148
Calories from saturated fat 96
Total Fat 16.4 g
Saturated Fat 10.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 121 mg
Potassium 49 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.2 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Sugars 0.2 g
Protein 10.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 0.1
Milk Alternative 0.6

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