For a sweet treat that cuts back on calories, fat, and sugar, bake a batch of light and airy low-calorie red velvet cupcakes. While there's still a tablespoon of agave nectar used, the high-sugar content of traditional cupcakes is brought down with the addition of Stevia to the mix. This recipe only makes four cupcakes total, but consider it a blessing — this way you won't be tempted to chow down on all the leftovers lurking in the kitchen.
Keep reading for this sweet Stevia cupcake recipe.
The zero-calorie sweetener is not something I typically use in baking, but I was more than pleased with the results. 2 egg whites For icing: Makes four cupcakes.
5 packets natural Stevia sweetener (I used Pyure Brand)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon red food coloring
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 ounce dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup 0-percent-fat Greek yogurt
Dark chocolate chips (optional garnish)
The zero-calorie sweetener is not something I typically use in baking, but I was more than pleased with the results.
2 egg whites
Makes four cupcakes.