These Red Velvet Cupcakes are almost too pretty to eat! (But trust us, that won’t stop you from eating these delicious treats.)
Alas, traditional Red Velvet cupcake recipes are indulgent, decadent calorie bombs. Lucky for you, Autumn Calabrese and her chef brother, Bobby, created a healthier version for you!
How to Make Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes
In this episode, Autumn Calabrese and her brother, chef Bobby Calabrese, show you how to quickly make the batter quickly in a blender or food processor.
With only 180 calories per cupcake (chocolate frosting included!), these healthy red velvet cupcakes have less than half the calories of typical red velvet cupcakes.
They’re also made with all-natural ingredients and have some clever substitutions that make them more nutritious than most desserts.
Most red velvet cupcakes get their scarlet hue from artificial food coloring, and lots of it — but not these. Autumn and Bobby’s gluten-free cupcakes get their color from beets!
And if you’re not a fan of beets, don’t worry: The flavor is undetectable. And these treats are gluten-free!
Autumn and Bobby made these red velvet cupcakes even more enticing by topping them with a rich, chocolaty layer of frosting.
How did they manage to do that and keep them healthy? With avocado!
When whipped in a blender, the healthy fats in avocados take on the texture of a finger-licking-good frosting.
Add cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and just the right amount of coconut sugar and the result is an enticing chocolate frosting that is actually pretty good for you!
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Total Fat: 10 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Sodium: 176 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 10 g
Protein: 3 g
Container Equivalents1 Yellow, ½ Blue, 1½ tsp.
Love this recipe? You can get more delicious recipes like this (and more!) with the Nutrition+ Membership.
With Nutrition+, you’ll get access to The Mindset Membership and The Monthly Fix, continuations of the 2B Mindset and Ultimate Portion Fix nutrition programs that provide monthly support to help you overcome obstacles that stand between you and healthier eating.
Log on or sign up for BODi today to find how to make these healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes.