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Almond Bark Chocolate Cupcakes

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These Keto chocolate and buttercream cupcakes are topped with a delicious sugar-free chocolate candy called The Chocolate Trader Dark Chocolate Almond Bark.  

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Ingredients

cupcakes:

1/2 cup butter, melted

6 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk

6 tablespoons zucchini, shredded

3 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups super-fine almond flour

6 tablespoons Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)

frosting:

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup Confectioner’s Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener

chocolate topping:

12 pieces (2 oz) The Chocolate Trader Dark Chocolate Almond Bark

Instructions

1.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and line cupcake pan with 12 paper or foil liners.

2.  Add melted butter, almond milk, shredded zucchini, eggs, and vanilla to a blender and pulse 3-4 times to combine.  There should still be visible flecks of zucchini.

3.  In a large bowl, sift together almond flour, sweetener, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and xanthan gum.

4.  Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

5.  Use a soup spoon to fill each cupcake well with batter and smooth the tops with your finger.  

6.  Bake for 22-24 minutes until top if firm and a toothpick in the middle comes out clean.

7.  Cool the cupcakes in the pan for 1 hour.

8.  In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer.

9.  Whip in powdered sweetener in 1/2 cup measures until light and fluffy.

10.  Add frosting to a pastry bag with a large (2 inch) tip and pipe the frosting in a spiral on each cupcake.  Alternately, you can add the frosting to a gallon plastic bag and make a 1/2 inch wide cut into one of the corners.  

11.  Top each cupcake with a piece of almond bark.

 

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