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Flourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and Dairy-Free
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate cupcakes, pistachio
Servings: 24
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
  • 10 large eggs
  • 3 oz. baking chocolate such as Green & Black
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups pistachios finely chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup well-stirred creamy almond butter for serving
  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 2/3 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 1/4 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.
Nutrition Facts
Flourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.