Diabetic Ghoulish Cupcakes

    1 hour 40 minutes

    No diabetics should miss out on the Halloween fun this year. The only thing you will be left to worry about is what’s in the trick or treat bag!

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    Makes: 12 ghoulish fairy cakes

    • Cream Cheese Icing
    • 2 tablespoons, thickened cream
    • 100g low fat cream cheese
    • 100g low fat yoghurt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence
    • 1 to 2 drops orange food colouring
    • 1 to 2 drops green food colouring
    • Cupcakes
    • 110g butter
    • 110g cream cheese
    • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
    • 5 eggs
    • 150g almond flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hour marinating  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Cream Cheese Icing: Pour the cream into a mixing bowl then add the cream cheese and whisk using a handheld electric mixer on medium speed until it becomes smooth. Once smooth, mix in the yoghurt and vanilla.
    2. Divide the mixture into two separate bowls. Add a few drops of orange colouring to one bowl and a few drops of green colouring to the other.
    3. Place the cream cheese frosting in the fridge while you make the fairy cakes.
    4. Cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a 12-hole cupcake tin with paper cases.
    5. Soften the butter and mix together with cream cheese and agave nectar. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
    6. In a separate bowl mix together the almond flour and baking powder then fold into the wet cake mixture along with the vanilla and beat until smooth. Divide the mixture equally between the prepared paper cases, taking care to fill only to half way thus ensuring a good rise.
    7. Bake the cakes in the preheated oven for around 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, about 1 hour.
    8. Once the cupcakes are totally cool, ice 6 of them with the orange frosting and the other 6 with the green frosting and decorate with ghoulish accessories!

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    When people choose foods that contain fructose, like agave, it is metabolized very differently, and specific to diabetes, it can lead to insulin resistance. So, although the GI (Glycemic Index) may be low, the impact is potentially harmful!  -  19 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)