Christmas is coming and although I already have some festive recipes, I want to put something new on the holiday table. It’s the first year when my parents will come to my house for Christmas and I want to pleasantly surprise them, perhaps to convince them that sugar free sweets can be insanely good. Usually, we went at my parents’ house and I haven’t had the opportunity to show them what I can do in the kitchen, but this time my mother will have to collaborate with me. 😀
I noticed that since it got cold outside, I was religiously baking with cinnamon and I felt the need to dig out of the pantry the vanilla and the chocolate. I was craving a richer dessert made and I remembered I had in the fridge a small box of heavy cream. I felt an instant desire to make cupcakes with whipped cream frosting, but the idea to leave them simple seemed boring. I took out my sugar free chocolate chips, the cacao powder and decided to bathe my soul in sweet happiness.
I don’t think that you have seen me using heavy cream as frosting, but there is a beginning for everything. Believe me, you will not gain weight after eating a cupcake and we need to consume an optimal amount of fat daily anyway. Moreover, it is much better to make your own Christmas sweets, because we know exactly what goes in them and in what quantities. Thus, while some will eat a cake from the bag with sugar, palm oil and other ‘high quality’ ingredients ‘, we will be eating a healthy cupcake made with love.
Because the muffins don’t have a lot of oil, there is a very high chance that they will stick up even to the best muffin paper moulds, so I would recommend using silicone moulds. I used some metallic paper moulds because I wanted my pictures to be as festive as possible, but I don’t think that I will be doing this again for this recipe.
One cupcake has 265kcal, 15.4g of fat, 15.2g of carbs and 17.3g of protein!