Chocolate protein cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting

For me, nothing beats a chocolate cupcake. Especially when it’s loaded with chocolate chips and filled and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. These have disappeared in record speed in our house with everyone wanting in on the action.

They’re so easy to bake and well as being so simple they are absolutely packed with amazing ingredients, so they do good as well as just tasting good too! I’m so excited to share this recipe as I am so in love with Garden of Life’s product range and am very excited to be able to share it with you guys too! Do let me know if you give these a go, they’re perfect for a post workout treat, an afternoon teatime snack or to satisfy those after dinner chocolate cravings!

Makes around 14 cupcakes

1 1/2 cups ground almonds

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup cacao powder

2 scoops Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal

1/3 cup coconut oil, melted

1 cup almond milk

3 flax eggs (3 tbsp ground flax seeds left in 9tbsp of water for 5 minutes)

Pinch of Himalayan salt

1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks

For the frosting and filling:

2 tubs vegan cream cheese (around 300g)

2 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp cacao powder

1/2 scoop Garden of Life Raw Organic Meal

Preheat your oven to 180C. To make the cupcakes, pop the dry ingredients (the ground almonds, cacao powder and Raw Organic Meal) in a bowl and mix well. In a separate bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, almond milk, peanut butter and flax eggs until combined, then fold this into the dry ingredients. Finally stir in the chocolate chips, then spoon the mixture into cake cases and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Leave to cool completely before adding the frosting.

To make the frosting, simply add the ingredients to a bowl and stir well until you have a smooth and creamy mixture. Use an apple corer to remove the middle of the cupcakes, and with a piping bag and nozzle, pipe the frosting into the hole in the middle of the cupcakes and in a circular motion on top, starting from the outside and moving inwards. Alternatively, and if you don’t have an apple corer or piping bags & nozzles, just spoon the frosting on top of the cupcakes, they’ll taste just as good!

Love, Mrs H xx

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