Flourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
 
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Dairy-Free
Ingredients
  • 10 large eggs
  • 3 oz. baking chocolate such as Green & Black
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 cups pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp. almond extract
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup almond butter, for serving
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cupcake tins with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Separate eggs into large small bowls; one for egg yolks and one for egg whites.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt baking chocolate and dark chocolate.
  4. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks on medium-high speed until and thick, approximately 7 minutes. Reduce speed to low; add sea salt and ⅔ cup granulated sugar until mixture becomes thick and creamy, approximately 8 minutes. Add melted chocolate and pistachios; continue to beat with mixer on low speed.
  5. Add almond extract to the large bowl of egg whites. Beat until foamy, approximately 3 minutes. Add ¼ cup sugar; beat on high speed until soft peaks form, approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Fold egg whites into the chocolate mixture.
  7. Divide the batter evenly among cupcake tins. Transfer to the oven; bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven; set aside to cool on baking racks.
  9. Slice each cupcake in half. Serve warm with a spread of almond butter for a healthy spin on sugary icing.
Notes
Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1 cupcake Calories: 174 • Cal Fat: 10.0 g • Protein: 5.2 g • Carb: 17.3 g • Fiber: 1.6 g • Sugar: 13.9 g • Sodium: 126.6 mg
Recipe by Gluten Free Recipes - The Healthy Apple at http://thehealthyapple.com/2012/08/13/flourless-dark-chocolate-pistachio-cupcakes/