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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 295.9
  • Total Fat: 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.8 mg
  • Sodium: 58.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 49.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cups

Submitted by: MARISACHURCHILL
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cups

Introduction

I love the sweet-salty combination of chocolate and peanut butter. These gluten-free individual cakes have a crisp top encasing a fudgy, brownie-like middle and a peanut butter-y center. They are simple to prepare, but look and taste like something you might find on a restaurant menu. I love the sweet-salty combination of chocolate and peanut butter. These gluten-free individual cakes have a crisp top encasing a fudgy, brownie-like middle and a peanut butter-y center. They are simple to prepare, but look and taste like something you might find on a restaurant menu.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoon plain Greek-style nonfat yogurt
    1 tablespoon liquid egg substitute
    1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    2 egg whites, from large eggs
    1/3 cup sugar
    1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon natural peanut butter, smooth or chunky

Tips

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F with a rack in the center position. Coat four muffin cups with pan spray or oil.

Melt the chocolate, butter, and 1˝ tablespoons of water in a microwave, until you can stir the mixture smooth. Whisk in the salt, yogurt, egg substitute, and vanilla. In a small bowl, stir together the cocoa and cornstarch.

Using a standing mixer and the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on high until they are foamy. (Alternatively, use a handheld electric mixer.) With the mixer running, gradually add the sugar, a few teaspoons at a time. After all of the sugar is added, continue to mix until soft, glossy peaks form.

Fold the chocolate mixture into the whites until the mixture is mostly combined. Sift half of the cocoa mixture over the top and fold in with a spatula. Once incorporated, sift the remaining cocoa mixture over the top and fold until well combined. Spoon one-quarter cup of batter into each muffin tin. Place 1 teaspoon of peanut butter in the center and cover the peanut butter with a tablespoon of batter.

Bake for 15 minutes. Set the muffin pan on a wire rack to cool for several hours. Unmold before serving.


Serving Size: Makes 4 individual cakes






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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    GRANMALINDA, just because you can't have something doesn't mean the rest of us can't. Nobody owes you an internet free of tempting recipes.

    These sound really delish, and I appreciate that there aren't any artificial sweeteners! I would definitely enjoy these as a major splurge. - 5/13/14

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  • 4 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Please save these type recipes for your personal recipe database. Neither you nor Spark People should be encouraging this type of food. Too tempting for many of us. - 5/13/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    wow! Thanks for commenting back Marisa. Your recipes are great. I have to try this recipe of yours too:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marisa-churc
    hill/do-it-yourself-granola-ba_b_53567
    80.html - 5/14/14

    Reply from MARISACHURCHILL (5/21/14)
    So glad you like them Dimarvan!


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks delicious - THANK YOU for sharing - there are many of us who are tempted daily and like having a healthier option. This is a LIFESTYLE, not a diet! Everything in moderation, including moderation! :) - 5/13/14

    Reply from MARISACHURCHILL (5/15/14)
    I just wanted to thank all of you for your feedback about my recipes! I am a chef & certified nutritionist. I try to reduce the fat, not remove altogether. Calling peanut butter a diet food may seem counter-intuitive. But it has the enviable combination of fiber-2g & protein-8g per serv. Enjoy! :)


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I agree with BTVMADS! - 5/13/14

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  • These look awesome! i might try making them in mini-muffin size so they can be just a little taste! - 7/24/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GRANMELINDA: If you find this recipe too "tempting"......don't make it. Simple. It is no one's responsibility to keep the world brownie-free for those people who can't control themselves. Are you really that self-absorbed?! Dear God. Have some sense. - 6/20/14

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  • PatientSam, you can test anything by using the recipe calculator and that way it is true with your personal modifications as well.

    GranmaLinda, I understand your frustration but everyone here has different dietary needs and although these look delicious, it is not like someone is offering you the - 5/22/14

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  • These sound really good, but was curious about the calorie count. Is it accurate?? It seems like the sugar calories are twice what they should be?? - 5/22/14

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  • I am going to try these! They sound yummy! - 5/20/14

    Reply from MARISACHURCHILL (5/21/14)
    Oh I hope you do try them! :-)


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