Saturday, September 26, 2009

Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes (EAT CLEAN)


Happy Saturday!!
I did my Body Combat class today followed by Body Pump! Wow, my body was shaking afterwords!! I had endless energy for the combat class, and destroyed it by the end of pump!!
I am going out with my girlfriends tonight, and I decided that I would bake some chocolate cupcakes! I grabbed my favourite magazine..."CLEAN EATING magazine" and found a tried and tested recipe that just doesnt fail....


CHOCOLATE SOUR CREAM CUPCAKES

  • 1 cup of unsweetened natural cocoa powder


  • 1 1/4 cup of Sucanat, divided


  • 1/4 whole-wheat pastry flour


  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


  • 1 cup organic low fat sour cream


  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tsp skim milk, divided


  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • 1 whole egg, pluss 2 egg whites


  • 1 oz of bittersweet chocoate, chopped, plus more for garnish if desired

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line a 12-cup muffin pap with paper cupcake liners


  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cocoa powder, 1 cup sucanat, flour,salt and baking soda


  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together sour cream, 1/3 cup milk, oil, vanilla and whole egg


  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredients.Combine everthing with a rubber spatula


  5. Add egg whites to a large clean, dry mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whip whites with hand beater or whisk atttachment of stand mixer until they begin to get foamy. Add remaining 1/4 cup Sucanat very gradually to whites. Continue whipping whites into medium stiff  peaks.


  6. Fold whites in thirds into cake batter, gently but assertively with rubber spatula


  7. Fill the cupcake pan 3/4 full with batter.

Bake for 45 minute or until toothpick is inserted in the center of a cupcake and comes out clean.
Remove and let cupcakes cool completley

When cupakes are cool, combine choclate and remaing 2tsp milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir until metled choclate is completely smooth. Spreak a thin layer on top of each cupke. Sprinkle additional choclate shavings on top if desired.

***NOTE: I skipped this last step, and didnt do the glaze/garnish...ran outta time!!!


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