I keep getting invited to birthday parties and tempted by cakes ad cupcakes. So I have decided to experiment and do a cupcake that is allow on the Dukan Diet. My favorite cake is Red Velvet and it happens to be one that can be easily adapted to the Dukan diet using some of the tolerated items that are allowed daily.
So here is my version of a Red Velvet Cupcake - it is nice a moist - and although not 100% like a Red Velvet made with flour and sugar, it is a great option to consider in a low carb diet!
Ingredients - Makes 6 cupcakes:
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp water
- 6 tbsp Oat Bran
- 2 tbsp Wheat Bran
- 4 tsp cocoa (100% cocoa no sugar added)
- 1tsp baking powder
- 2 or 3 packs of Stevia (3 gr) or more to taste
- 4 tbsp Fat free Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp low fat milk
- 2 tbsp butter (optional if you are doing the diet strictly)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Red food coloring
- 1 pack of reduced fat cream cheese
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- Stevia to taste
Pre heat the oven at 350F.
Separate the egg whites from the yolks.
Put the whites in a mixer with the 2 tsp of a water and mix until the whites are stiff - set apart.
In the meantime mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Beat the butter in the mixer and add the egg yolks, yogurt and vanilla, slowly add the egg whites and the dry ingredients, add red coloring until you get the desire color (slightly pink)
Spray a cupcake pan with PAM and add batter to the top of each cupcake whole (this cupcakes do not rise).
Put in the oven for 20 minutes. Insert a knife inside a cupcake, if it comes out clean they are done. If not bake for 2 more minutes and test again.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let dry in a rack while making the frosting.
For the frosting, beat the cream cheese, vanilla extract and Stevia until light and fluffy.
Once the cupcakes are cold, put the frosting on top - you can use a knife or pipe it.
Note: I want to remind you again that this are close to a Red Velvet cupcake - I still find that sweeteners leave a little bitter aftertaste, but it is a small price to pay to be able to have my cake and eat it!