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Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes

These sugar free chocolate cupcakes are deliciously soft and moist and made with Splenda. Perfect and easy recipe for diabetics.

About a year ago, I tried to make sugar free chocolate cupcakes since a friend of mine requested a recipe for her diabetic father.

Well, it was a total DISASTER!

The cupcakes I made had such a weird texture that it almost felt like I was eating sponge.

Hubby still says those were the worst cupcakes I ever made. LOL!

After that first HORRIFYING attempt, I steered clear from sugar free recipes until last month when I made these sugar free red velvet crinkle cookies.

They turned out really good!

So good that I decided to give sugar free chocolate cupcakes a second CHANCE.

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These chocolate cupcakes taste so GOOD that you can’t even tell they are made with no sugar! Woohoo!

They are SOFT but FIRM and won’t break apart when you bite into them.

They have a strong chocolate flavor, ENHANCED by the addition of some brewed coffee in the batter.

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Now, I didn’t top them off with a swirl of frosting, which is my usual style.

Instead, I spread half peanut butter and half sugar free chocolate spread on the tops.

I also spread just chocolate spread on some cupcakes, which tasted HEAVENLY and they were obviously my favorite!

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Here are some notes about this recipe:

  • My recipe is adapted slightly from here.
  • I used granulated Splenda in this recipe but I have also made these cupcakes with the Splenda sugar blend that has some sugar in it. Cupcakes made with granulated Splenda had a subtle bitterness but once you frost the cupcakes, you can’t really taste it anymore. Cupcakes made with Splenda sugar blend barely had the bitterness.

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Well, that’s all for today.

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4.6 from 5 votes

Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
These sugar free chocolate cupcakes are deliciously soft and moist and made with Splenda. Perfect and easy recipe for diabetics.
Servings: 18 Cupcakes
Course: Cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sugar-free, sugar-free chocolate cupcakes
Calories: 158 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

  • cups Cake flour Sifted
  • ¼ cup Water Boiling
  • ¼ cup Coffee Hot, Freshly brewed
  • ½ cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Splenda granulated or Splenda sugar blend
  • ¾ cup Butter Unsalted
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • ¼ cup Milk Whole
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add boiling water, freshly brewed hot coffee, cocoa powder and milk. Mix everything until there are no lumps. Keep this chocolate mixture aside.
  2. In a deep mixing bowl, mix together the eggs, butter and Splenda sugar until properly combined.
  3. Now, add the chocolate mixture (that you made in Step 1) and vanilla extract and mix again.
  4. In a another bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder and baking soda. Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. There may be some lumps… Don’t worry about them! Just don’t over-mix or else you will end up with weird spongy cupcakes.
  5. Pour this batter into cupcake liners and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cupcakes to cool down and then frost them in sugar free icing or spread some peanut butter/ sugar free chocolate spread on top of them. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • I used granulated Splenda in this recipe but I have also made these cupcakes with the Splenda sugar blend that has some sugar in it. Cupcakes made with granulated Splenda had a subtle bitterness but once you frost the cupcakes, you can’t really taste it anymore. Cupcakes made with Splenda sugar blend barely had the bitterness.
Nutrition Facts
Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.4%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

33 comments on “Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes”

  1. What if I don’t want to add coffee into my cupcakes? What’s an alternative?

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