These decadent cupcakes will light you up with their flavor and health benefits! The ingredients in this recipe might surprise you, but give it a try and your taste buds will thank you:) I used whole wheat flour in the recipe but it’s not detectable, & you might even like the texture it gives to the cupcake. The avocado adds a nice moistness, & the coffee and cayenne creates such an interesting yumminess. It’s like a partay in the mouth!
Another interesting ingredient in the recipe is cayenne pepper. There are amazing health benefits found in cayenne, one of those being that it helps you lose weight! Woo hoo!!! Eat your cupcake and lose weight too?! The heat you feel after eating cayenne takes energy & calories to produce. They have been found to contain substances that significantly increase thermogenesis (heat production) and oxygen consumption for more than 20 minutes after they are eaten. You can adjust the cayenne pepper based on your preference. My fiancé wasn’t too keen on the 1/2 tsp., so I made him a batch with a wee less than a 1/2 tsp. and he liked that much better. I, on the other hand, want the full cayenne experience:)
The cupcakes freeze well, & can be perfect snacks for your kids or if you need a little something sweet in your day.
1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup of Splenda Brown Sugar (or 2/3 cup brown sugar) *these might taste great with honey?
3 TBS mashed avocado
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup brewed coffee
1/3 or 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Place first 5 ingredients in a large bowl
- Mix wet ingredients in a mixer.
- Slowly add the coffee and mix for 2 min.
- Bake for 20-25 min. at 350 degrees.