Eat less sugar, You are sweet enough already
|Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream cheese icing|
Cupcakes are one of my favourite dessert items. So when I read about making a dessert item to accept the challenge. I chose to make Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream cheese icing. To be fair, I am a newbie in the world of food preparation. A Friend helped me in making the sweet awesomeness.
My friend knows about my eating habits and so she commented, “Eat less sugar, you are sweet enough already.”
I countered with a witty smile, “Ants always eat sweet food….but they never get diabetes. So there is nothing to worry. Mujhe kuch nahi hoga. (Nothing will happen to me)”
But deep inside I knew, she was definitely right. We must take our pleasures seriously. Eating sweets is fine. But we are not as lucky as ants in this regard. We have to face this truth in life sooner or later that eating too much sugar is harmful to health. It may cause diabetes. And once you are diagnosed with diabetes, life feels deserted. Without desserts, what else is it supposed to be?
But every problem has a solution. This one needed a sweet one at that. Sugar Free Natura came to the rescue.This low calorie substitute contains sucralose, the latest international zero calorie sweetener. It’s a nutritious, safe and ideal sugar substitute. It gives the sweetness and taste of sugar but with negligible calories to worry about!
So we decided to make our dessert item substituting sugar with Sugar Free Natura. As it turned out, it was as fabulous as the one with sugar but definitely healthier.
RED VELVET CUPCAKES
We did some homework and searched about the best methods to make cupcakes. There were a few suggestions regarding replacing baking soda with lemon juice to make cupcakes. So we followed that and it really brightened the redness of cupcakes.
Whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup
Baking Powder 1 teaspoon
Cocoa Powder 2 Tablespoons
Pounded Beets 1 cup
Lemon Juice 2 tablespoons
Vanilla and Chocolate extract 1 tablespoon each
Sugar Free Natura
Salt to taste
Whisk together the dry ingredients and set them aside. Now process the pounded beets, lemon juice, coconut oil and vanilla and chocolate extracts until the mix is completely smooth. Add both wet and dry mixtures and stir them well. Now pour this mix into cupcake pans equally. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and line the cupcake pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let them cool before applying the cream cheese icing.
CREAM CHEESE ICING
Cream Cheese 2/3 cup
Sugar Free Natura
Lemon Juice 1 tablespoon
Vanilla Extract 1 tablespoon
Combine all ingredients and mix them well. Pour it in a sealable plastic bag and place it in the refrigerator to chill. Once it is ready, use the bag to squeeze the icing out onto each of the cupcakes.
Voila! Your cupcakes are now ready to be served. Enjoy the cupcakes. You will definitely love it. Do Remember that Life can always be sweeter, even without sugar. Add taste to it, not calories.
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