Day 273 – Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes

30 Apr

It has been a crazy, yummy, not-so-health-food-filled month.  At least at my house.  So these Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe below from Cooking with Sapana) were a must.

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are very crumbly. The full-sized have a crunchy layer on top, kinda like a brownie. They have a surprisingly good chocolate taste. Not too sweet, not too bitter. They remind me of a good hot cocoa.


It’s Hershey’s syrup. The recipe calls for any chocolate syrup, so feel free to use your personal favorite.

Healthy-Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Healthy-Chocolate-cake

Together it’s like hot cocoa with extra syrup. It feels far more indulgent than it is. You could easily make these and not ever even have to tell people that they are “healthy” cupcakes!


Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3 (n/a)
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 5
  • TOTAL: 19



Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe from Cooking with Sapana)


  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 100g dark chocolate , coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 /2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • Chocolate syrup

For directions visit Cooking with Sapana.

*Tomorrow: The Best Moist & Fluffy White Cupcakes*

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