Jeanette’s Caramel Cupcakes


One of my favorite things about what I do is getting to know readers through comments.

Over time, I even get to form friendly relationships with readers who become friends in emails. Some of you have even promised to let me come and live with you. You did! OK… maybe you didn’t, but I could hear it in the longing of your words. (Well, the unspoken ones in the parenthetical commentaries of your souls, anyway. Or not).

Jeanette is one totally fun person I’ve been really lucky to get to know a little bit!

Her caramel cupcakes look divine, and she’s bringing them to our Friday party here at Your Lighter Side.

A few quick recipe ruminations:

  • You can find oat fiber at places like amazon.com, netrition.com and honeyvillegrain.com.
  • You can find caramel flavoring at larger stores like Super WalMart.com in the aisle with spices.
  • Table cream is generally found either in the refrigerated section of the store, or with the evaporated/sweetened condensed milks in the baking aisle.
  • If you don’t have Ideal Brown Sugar Sweetener (also the co-Kroger Brand), you can sub with any brown sugar sweetener equivalent of 4 Tbsp of brown sugar.
  • Jeanette says this amazing dessert makes 12 servings at a very respectable 4.4 carbs each. So dig in.
  • Jeanette just contacted me to let me know she used baking powder and not soda. Please note that change (the correction has been made in the recipe).

 

Jeanette’s Caramel Cupcakes

Cake:
1 cup almond flour
1 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1 Tbsp oat fiber
4 Tbsp Ideal Brown Sugar Sweetener
1 Tbsp baking powder

4 eggs
1 teaspoon molasses
1 teaspoon caramel flavor
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup salted butter (1/2 a stick of butter), melted
1 cup unsweetened  vanilla almond milk

Mix the dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix all ingredients together. Pour into muffin pan with butter spray. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes.

Icing:
(Mix into a sauce pan)
1/4 cup of salted butter (1/2 stick)
1 teaspoon of molasses
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
4 Tablespoons of Ideal Brown Sugar Sweetener
1 can of Nestle Table Cream
1 teaspoon of caramel flavor

Melt whey powder in butter in saucepan until smooth. Incorporate the rest of the ingredients, stirring until thoroughly heated. Cool in the sauce pan, then refrigerate. Pipe onto the cupcake.

(serves 12 at 4.4 net carbs each)

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Comments

  1. That’s looks heavenly!! I love caramel and now I’ll have to try these!

  2. This looks so good methinks I’ll have to make it this weekend!

  3. You can come live with me! As long as you do all of the cooking :))

  4. I’m not familiar with table cream, is it different from regular heavy whipping cream?

    • Hi, LaWanna! Table cream (also called media crema) is a light cream that won’t curdle when cooked. It is one I’m just discovering, too. It’s sold in the refrigerated dairy section, usually with the specialty cheeses and guacamoles, though it can also be found with the specialty canned milks in the baking aisle. I also wonder if it’s in the ethic food aisle with the horchata and Mexican herbs/seasonings? Here’s a WalMart link of a can for a visual: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nestle-For-The-Table-Cream-7.6-fl-oz/10804333

  5. Jeanette says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! I hope everyone loves it as much as we did. The molasses adds 5 carbs per teaspoon, but it is so worth it!

    And yes, Jamie, you may come live with us! I must confess I use this really cool site to make all the BEST recipes without SUGAR. It’s run by an eclectic super woman named Jamie, and her “shoot from the hip” style and uncanny ability to make amazing food has helped me drop 66 pounds! Woot! Woot!

  6. JEANETTE,

    THANKS FOR MAKING MY KIND OF RECIPE
    SIMPLE BUT BEAUTIFUL, LC AND YUMMY

    • Barbo,

      You’re welcome. Losing weight while eating great is so motivating! Hope you enjoy!

      I am new to baking, and with help from Jamie and other great low carb bakers I am learning a lot! I just bought more cake pans, mini muffin pans, ice cream maker, and mini spring form pans from a yard sale…YIPPEE!

  7. could u please give me the calories and fat on these cup cakes I do low but I also am on MYFITTNESPAL and Im downloading the cup cake to my food list and i need cal & fat???

    • Jeanette says:

      For the cupcakes (making 12) they are about 137 calories without icing. If you include the icing, it’s 233 calories for the cupcake.

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