I love birthday's and think everyone should do something to celebrate their life on their special day, including eating cake. No need for it to be unhealthy cake though. If German Chocolate Cupcakes are your thing, then today's recipe is for you.
It was my friend Tina's birthday this week; Tina is a “gym” friend, she works as a personal trainer and nutrition coach at the gym and recommends her clients to Healthy Living How To all the time. As a special thanks and to return the favor, I offered to do some healthy baking and made her healthy low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free German Chocolate Cupcakes.
I would do the same for any one of you! If you are local, hit me up when it's your special day, it would be my pleasure. As I like to say, “without you, there would be no Healthy Living How To.”
This is a new recipe creation and I can't promise these German Chocolate Cupcakes tastes “exactly” like their unhealthy counterpart, but I can promise they are good. Like, whoa, really good! The only thing missing from the recipe, besides yucky sugar, is pecans in the frosting. If that makes or breaks it for you, go ahead and add them in. Otherwise these are rich, chocolate”y”, coconut”y” and carmel”y” goodness all wrapped up in one perfect healthy portion.
And the frosting, ohhhhh, the frosting. As I studied recipe after recipe, it seemed I was doomed as it called for evaporated milk. Took a chance and used canned coconut milk and instead of butter, ghee. Have to say, I was more than pleased with the end result. As you can see from the pictures, it browned nicely and it tastes as good as it looks. A few spoonfuls accidentally ended up in my mouth before they made it on to the cupcakes. Oops. Ok, ok, ok, I'll stop blabbering now and get to the recipe!