Updated: Nov 22, 2020
Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate!
This Triple Chocolate Cupcake recipe has a serving size of two and is the perfect date night dessert... or a quick way to crush any chocolate craving. ;)
In Alberta we are now on week 7 of the Covid-19 shut down. Self isolating and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic has made going out for a date night impossible. So why not have a date night IN and make a guilt free desert together! Teamwork this tasty treat and try something new!
The recipe is super easy to follow and it doesn't include ingredients that are common triggers for those with food intolerances. These cupcakes are packed with flavour and are gluten free and dairy free! They can also be made vegan by substituting the honey for maple syrup.
The cupcakes are refined sugar free until you add the "butter" cream frosting and chocolate chips. The cupcakes are sweetened with honey instead of a refined sugar or artificial sweetener. By sweetening with honey instead of sugar the cupcakes get a nice rich taste without being overly sweet.
Honey is a great sugar substitute while baking! It has a lower GI (glycemic index) than sugar, meaning it won't spike your blood sugar level as high as sugar and some artificial sweeteners will. Honey also provides small amounts of micro nutrients such as Vitamin C and Vitamin B. As well as the minerals calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and iron.
Honey has been shown to aid in digestion and can help with acid reflux and constipation due to its prebiotic content. Studies also show that honey can be used as a antimicrobial agent that and can help fight inflammation.
If you're going to use a sweeting agent in your baking why not use honey and get some of the health benefits at the same time?!