Sweet Pea and Ricotta Cupcakes are the not too sweet crossover treat that is all dessert, awfully healthy, and easily adaptable to a party cupcake or an after dinner delight. It is “frosted” with a honey panna cotta, which is Italian cooked cream. This has a texture much like gelatin and is an acquired taste for some. This cupcake would be a pleasure unfrosted or with a buttercream frosting. However you choose to top it, the flavor of the cupcake is wonderfully different.
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If you happen to have thought that “healthy cupcake” is a contradiction in terms, please start thinking again. It is quite possible to sink your teeth into a delicious chocolate cupcake without feeling the slightest pang of guilt. Can you feel the warm regarding the cupcake? These vegan delights are carefully constructed with natural finely-chopped unsweetened chocolate, unsweetened rice milk, unsalted and non-hydrogenated margarine, natural cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Enjoy!
Coconut milk, cinnamon shredded carrots and zest of orange, all in a cupcake, definitely adds a hint of health to a cupcake. Carrot cupcakes are among the most loved top of the list cupcakes by people the world over. Certainly, they are appetizing nibbling at anytime of the day and for any occasion. With their topping of whipped cream cheese and pecan nuts, what more could you want in a cupcake, than a carrot cupcake!
Red Beet Cupcakes with Red Beet frosting is a delightfully flavored reddish cupcake that kids of all ages can enjoy without the chemical colors and dyes in some other brightly colored desserts. These tasty and naturally colored treats get their lovely color, texture, and flavor from roasted beets. Even the cream cheese frosting can be colored with the pureed beet. Most will eat this lovely cupcake without ever knowing vegetables are involved unless you tell them.
The word “vegan” tends to scare people off, but once they catch a glimpse of these tasty peanut butter cupcakes, they’ll stop running. Who can resist the lure of cupcakes that are made of peanut butter, dark molasses and vanilla extract, among other things? Once the cupcakes are done baking and have had the chance to cool, chocolate ganache is drizzled on top and some cropped peanuts are tossed on. Tasty and healthy – what a combination!
For an interesting twist on healthy junk food, check out these apple cupcakes. Instead of mixing together flour, butter, salt and all of the “classic” ingredients, these treats consist of whole apples, nut butter, breakfast cobbler, unsweetened coconut and pudding. Yes, pudding. (Use a healthy version like chocolate carob pumpkin pudding to make these the ultimate healthy snack.) Serve the apples raw, sliced and topped with these goodies. The results are healthy, tasty and amaziningly good for you!
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You know that you are in for a special treat when the first step in the recipe involves soaking basil leaves in olive oil for an hour. Yes, after soaking and straining out the leaves, you are on your way to making these delectible basil infused olive oil cupcakes. There is also white wine (making these an adults-only dessert), flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and eggs in the batter. After baking, top these cupcakes with a homemade olive oil buttercream frosting and then serve!
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Everybody loves strawberries just as much as they love cupcakes. So why not put these two together and create one of the most heavenly tasting Vegan Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting? By just looking at it, you will never be able to say no. A bite or two will not even be enough. And since the vanilla frosting uses soy milk, you are guaranteed a creamier cupcake with each and every bite.
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Garbanzo bean- fava flour, arrowroot, and potato starch are the foundation for the Vegan, Gluten-free Vanilla Cupcakes. While those foundational ingredients may not sound appetizing on their own, when you add the lemon zest, agave nectar, vanilla extract and applesauce, you have the sweet components that create not only a more healthy dessert alternative, but a yummy variety as well. The vanilla frosting that completes this wholesome treat is just as healthy and yummy.
While the thought of a vegan chocolate cupcake sounds slightly… strange, rest assured that the concept works, as long as you use the right substitutes: avocado and vegetable oil. However, the real show stopper here is the buttercream frosting. It is not vegan, but is still delicious. Consider the ingredients: unsalted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt, milk, peanut butter and Nutella. Yes you read that right. The one-two punch of peanuts and hazelnuts (plus a little chocolate) is what really makes the difference.
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