Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cups
- 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
IntroductionI 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.
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
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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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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
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! :)
wow! Thanks for commenting back Marisa. Your recipes are great. I have to try this recipe of yours too:
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Reply from MARISACHURCHILL (5/21/14)
So glad you like them Dimarvan!
Sounds like it would taste delicious .... BUT at just shy of 300 calories !!! It is far too expensive for my diet plan... I am sure one would not be enough... too much temptation for me. Maybe someday I will be able to join those of you who are able to partake and not have a negative impact... - 3/7/16
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