Chocolate Protein Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

Serves 8

20 Minute Prep Time

By Morgan Shupe on May 12, 2014 , categorized in Dessert, Snacks

Chocolate Protein Cupcakes with Avocado Icing

Why wait for a special occasion? These Chocolate Cupcakes have protein to make them an any-day-snack. See if your friends can guess the secret frosting ingredient!

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Cupcakes :
  • 1 cups non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup oats, ground
  • 2 servings Chocolate Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • Avocado Frosting :
  • 1 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 serving Chocolate Vega Sport® Performance Protein
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • Salt, as desired

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tin.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, protein, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine milk, vinegar, maple syrup and coconut oil.

  4. Gently fold wet and dry ingredients together and pour into muffin tins.

  5. Bake 12-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  6. While cupcakes are cooling make frosting. In a blender combine, avocado, orange zest and juice, cocoa powder, protein, salt and maple syrup.

  7. Frost cooled cupcakes and enjoy!

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.

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