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Monday, 18 October 2021

Chocolate Cup Cake Day - 18th October - The Lower Carb Way

Monday 18th October 2021 is Chocolate Cup Cake Day ! Yes, you read it right! 😀

The cupcake dates back to 1796, and is also known as fairy cake or patty cake. It is a small cake designed to be eaten by one person. They are often baked in a small thin paper or aluminium cup. Like larger cakes, frosting and other cake decorations, such as sprinkles, are common on cupcakes. They are often sweet and include frosting. Some specialized bakeries sell only cupcakes.

The first cupcake can be traced back to 1796, when a recipe for "a cake to be baked in small cups" was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. 

In the early 19th century, there were two different uses for the name cup cake or cupcake. Before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds. They got their name from the cups they were baked in. The name "fairy cake" is a description of its size. English fairy cakes vary in size more than American cupcakes. They are normally smaller and are rarely topped with much icing.
The above words, and more, can be seen here

In honour of cup cake day I am sharing a recipe for Chocolate Low Carb Cupcakes, they are nice to eat anytime ... but also prove popular at Halloween.


I first came across this recipe back in 2018. It is from Ewelina, who is a Type 1 diabetic and enjoys baking. It's a quick and easy low carb recipe, that can be enjoyed anytime, but with Halloween approaching could be perfect for a Halloween get-together. These are moist, dense and truly delicious low carb chocolate cupcakes, that will amaze everyone. If your Covid restrictions allow, why not share them with a few friends, they are sure to enjoy them ...

Ingredients (for 6 large cupcakes)
9g carbs per cake
60 g ground almond
40 g soy flour
2 tbsp. cocoa
100 g Xylitol
1 egg
120 ml full fat milk
40 g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp vanilla extract

For topping
125 g mascarpone cheese
150 ml whipping cream
1 ½ tbsp. xylitol

Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 170 C and prepare 6 muffin cases (if you use smaller, cupcake cases you will need around 10 – 12)
2. Place the flour, cocoa powder, xylitol, baking powder, salt and butter and using electric mixer beat on a slow speed until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined.
3. Whisk the milk, egg and vanilla extract in a jug and slowly pour into the flour mixture. Beat to combine it for couple of minutes.
4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the sponge bounces back when touched. A skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Set aside to cool down.
5. For the topping whip the cream with xylitol. Add mascarpone cheese and combine together. Using piping bag decorate the cupcakes. You can use some pomegranate for decoration

I hope you enjoy Cup Cake Day ...

Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

28 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

I am sure that they are very popular. All year round.

Tom said...

...they look wonderful.

babYpose said...

Looks so yummy and delicious. I was looking for a recipe like this, guess I could grind almond to powder. Thank you. Happy greetings.

Christine said...

Happy cupcake day!

Carla from The River said...

Oh, I am a fan of cupcakes. :-) Thank you for the recipe.

CJ Kennedy said...

Cupcake day should be every day!

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta se ven tan ricos. Te mando un beso

aussie aNNie said...

I have my hubby drooling over these. xxx

kathyinozarks said...

enjoyed the history-thanks Happy cup cake day

Angie's Recipes said...

They look too tempting!

Conniecrafter said...

Hubby bought some cupcakes at the bake sale today at our church, the money raised helps people that are in need in our church, but the ones we got aren't using good ingredients, so it is probably good they are very small and really only one bite :)

Margaret D said...

They look nice.

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks yummy, thanks for sharing! Have a great week, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

I'll take one please!!!! What a fun day. Happy new week Jan and Eddie.

Creations By Cindy said...

YUMMY! This looks so pretty and I am sure it taste wonderful. Thanks for sharing you recipe. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

handmade by amalia said...

They look delicious, all the more so for being quite healthy.
Amalia
xo

Laura. M said...

Muy ricos. Me encanta el chocolate negro, es un vicio, no sé si bueno o malo:))
Buen lunes para Todos.
Un abrazo

Sondra said...

SO pretty, Im trying a gluten free diet since I am having some issues with low thyroid, it's not easy as Im learning. Hope your week is a good one.

New Release Books said...

Looks and sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

DVArtist said...

OMG these look so darn good. I have a sweet tooth today.

Hootin' Anni said...

No chocolate/no caffeine for me.

At Home In New Zealand said...

LOL, a day to celebrate Cup Cakes! Who would have thought it possible, yet it sounds great :)

Rose said...

Isn't every day a good day for a chocolate cupcake....LOL

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

These look so tasty for any time of the year!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Who doesn't love cupcakes? Yum! Such a great thing to celebrate!

happyone said...

mmmm My favorite!!

Debbie said...

oh man...i had no idea there was a cupcake day and i missed it!! around here, i am the cupcake queen!!

Teresa said...

Se ven muy buenos. Besos.