If you’re health conscious, have health issues, or watching your waistline, you can still enjoy your favourite treats this Easter.
If you are not using the commercial premium dark chocolate, make the Sugar Free Dark Bitter Chocolate. Note it can be made the day before.
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake papers.
Use an electric beater to beat the eggs and xylitol in a large bowl, on high speed until pale and creamy.
Add the almond meal, baking powder and salt and beat on medium speed until well combined.
Place the butter and Dark Bitter Chocolate or premium dark chocolate in a bowl, large enough to cover a small saucepan. Bring water to the boil in the small saucepan and remove from heat.
Place the bowl of butter and dark chocolate over the saucepan and melt together.
Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mix and stir until combined.
Divide mixture into 6 large cupcake papers.
Bake the 6 large cupcakes for 20 - 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Use an electric beater to beat cream cheese, butter, xylitol and cocoa until smooth.
Spread or spoon frosting into a piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes.
Sugar Free Dark Bitter Chocolate:
Using a Thermomix, grind the cacao nibs and process at 37°C for 20 mins until it forms a paste.
Place the cacao butter and vanilla extract into a glass or stainless steel bowl, big enough to fit over a saucepan.
Bring the saucepan of water to the boil and remove from heat.
Place the bowl with the cacao butter and vanilla over the saucepan of hot water to melt. Make sure the cacao butter does not exceed 40°C. When the cacao mixture is melted, remove the bowl immediately from the saucepan and stir in the cacao paste until blended.
Pour into plastic or silicone containers and place in the fridge to set. Makes 6 large or 18 mini cupcakes.
Nutritional analysis per serving (18 servings)
Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.
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