So it is my very good friend Paul's birthday today, he introduced me to the primal lifestyle so I wanted to make him a Primal birthday treat.
After a few trials this is what worked.. I think they turned out pretty well..cakey and not to sweet... thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated!
I started with this recipe from mercola.com.
I used 1 1/2 cups of Erythritol instead of Stevia.
The batter yielded about 20 cupcakes instead of a sheet cake. Baked for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees until an inserted knife came out clean.
I made two different kinds of Frosting:
The first was a chocolate buttercream:
1 stick of organic salted butter
1/2 cup Stevia extract
2 TBS Green & Blacks Organic Dark Cocoa Powder
approx 1 TBS heavy whipping cream
Mix together, a hand or stand mixer will work best. Cream level will very, I added a little at a time until the frosting was creamy. Spread on cooled cupcakes, I sprinkled a little cocoa powder on top.
The second was sort of a chocolate ganache:
1 cup Dark chocolate chips ( 72% cacao)
Heat cream on low heat in saucepan, add chocolate and wisk until smooth. Turn off heat and dip cooled cupcakes into chocolate mixture. I sprinkled some with unsweetened coconut (left over from making primal energy bars
Refrigerate cupcakes if not eating right away.
Happy Birthday to Paul!! My Best Primal Buddy