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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Orange and Poppy Seeds Cupcakes : Low Carb



Ewelina, is a Type 1 Diabetic, who loves to bake. When looking for lower carb alternatives she says "there are sugar substitutes that work quite well in most recipes and there are many different low carb flours and flour substitutes."

Take this recipe suggestion Ewelina says, it's "diabetic friendly, but surely will be loved by everyone."

Ingredients:
(make about 8 large cupcakes)
180g ground almond (sieved)
85g butter, softened
240 g erythritol (ground in a coffee grinder)
5 eggs, separated
3 tbsp. poppy seeds
2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of cream of tartar
3 tbsp. orange juice
Zest from 1 orange

Frosting:
180g philadelphia cheese
60g butter
2 tbsp. erythritol

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 170C / 325F / Gas Mark 3
2. In a medium bowl mix ground almond, poppy seeds and baking powder.
3. In a large bowl, using electric mixer, beat eggs yolks with butter until yellow and fluffy. Add orange zest, orange juice, erythritol and mix all together well.
4. In a separate bowl whip egg whites with cream of tartar (with electric mixer it takes only a few minutes).
5. Add 1/3 of whipped egg whites to the eggy mixture and using a spatula fold it in as gently and slow as possible. Fold the whole mixture into remaining egg whites and again, fold it in as gently as possible.
6. Add half of ground almonds and fold it in gently. Add remaining almonds and repeat folding in.
7. Pour the batter into 8 cupcakes cases and bake for about 25 min. Check with a skewer if the cupcakes are baked (the skewer should come out clean). Let them cool down.
8. Mix cream cheese with butter with erythritol. Decorate the cupcakes with frosting and sprinkle with poppy seeds and orange zest.


You can see the original recipe idea here

Why not enjoy (just) one!
Nutritional breakdown for one cupcake is 6g carb 10.5g protein 35.7g fat 

We bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, but 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

14 comments:

Tom said...

...one seems to lead to another!

Christine said...

Lovely recipe!

Jo said...

They look delicious. Not sure I could stick at just the one though.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Oh Jan these cup cakes do look and sound delicious! Thank you for the recipe.
Have a wonderful New Year filled with joy and happiness & most of all, good health :)

Debbie said...

i googled erythritol, a new to me sweetener - these sound yummy!!

riitta k said...

Looks delicious! I ought to start low carb again too! Too much chocolate!

Stephanie said...

Happy New Year, sweet Jan! Oh, what a delight to pop in for a visit after being on a blogging break.

These look amazing and I have always loved anything with poppyseeds. Would love to try this recipe :)

Hugs to you!

Ewelina D said...

Happy New Year and thank you for sharing my recipes! x

happyone said...

Oh that looks delicious. I'd like one now. : )

Adam said...

looks yummy

Carla from The River said...

Happy New Year! Oh my, I love poppyseed and lemon. Thank You for sharing.

Snowbird said...

How scrumptious! That would go down well here.xxx

Magic Love Crow said...

My mom loves this one, thank you! Actually, so do I :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oooh, these look amazing, thank you!