A mini chocolate cake shaped like a Santa hat that’s packed with protein, low carb, gluten free, and absolutely delicious… do I need to say anything else!?

 INGREDIENTS
Cupcakes
1 Cup (112g) Almond Flour
1/2 Cup (56g) Coconut Flour
2 Scoops (60g) The Protein Chef’s Baking Protein Powder
4 Tablespoons (20g) Cocoa Powder
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter
5 Large Egg Whites
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
3 Ounces Milk or Milk Substitute
1/4 Cup Sweetener
1/2 Teaspoons Xanthan Gum
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

Frosting & Topping
1/2 Cup (120g) Fat Free Cream Cheese
1 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2-3 Tablespoons Sweetener
Strawberries
Mini Marshmallows

DIRECTIONS
1)
Melt your Butter and add all of your ingredients for the cakes into a large bowl
2) Mix everything together (add in a little bit more milk if it’s too thick)
3) Add in some liners into a muffin/cupcake pan and evenly distribute your mix into them filling them almost all the way to the top
4) Bake them on 350F/176C for 20-25 minutes
5) Mix all of your frosting ingredients together
6) Once your cakes cool top them with your frosting
7) Cut a bunch of Strawberries on both sides so that they are flat and place them onto your cakes

Makes 10 Hats

MACROS
Whole recipe: Calories: 1564, Fat: 84g, Saturated Fat: 24g, Sodium: 1090mg, Carbs: 89g Net Carbs = 53g, Fiber: 36g, Sugar: 17g, Protein: 117g

Each Hat (if you make 10): Calories: 156, Fat: 8.4g, Saturated Fat: 2.4g, Sodium: 109mg, Carbs: 8.9g Net Carbs = 5.3g, Fiber: 3.6g, Sugar: 1.7g, Protein: 11.7g


Derek-holdingBakingProteinAbout the Author
Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.Links:
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