Project Description

Protein Cupcakes made with Clean Whey Chocolate Creme Protein by Ultimate Nutrition.

Hot Cocoa Protein Cupcakes


1/3 cup whole wheat flour

2 Tbsp. cacao powder

2 Tbsp. Ultimate Nutrition chocolate crème Clean Whey protein powder

½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

1/3 cup baking stevia

¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

2 Tbsp. coconut oil

1 egg

½ tsp. peppermint extract

Peppermint Icing

¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. low fat cream cheese

¼ cup plain greek yogurt

¼ tsp. peppermint extract

4 Tbsp. sweetener of choice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with 5 paper liners
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the cupcake ingredients until mixture is smooth and combined. Spoon cupcake batter into liners and bake in the oven for 16-20 minutes (or until toothpick is inserted in cupcake and comes out clean). Set aside to cool.


  1. Heat the cream cheese in the microwave for 10 seconds. Whisk until smooth then add in the rest of the icing ingredients and stir together. Evenly spoon icing on top of each cooled cupcake and add crushed peppermint, if desired. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.

*Makes 5 cupcakes