Gluten Free, Low Carb Mocha Protein Cupcakes – Protein Chef

Gluten Free, Low Carb Mocha Protein Cupcakes

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April 10, 2016

Who doesn’t love a cupcake? When Nutriseed sent me a selection of their stunning products I knew as soon as I saw the chocolatey items that they had to make their way into a cake! These little babies are rammed with protein, are gluten free and even low carb! Most importantly they are incredibly easy to make, yet seriously tasty.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 10 cupcakes


For the cupcakes

135 g Sukrin Sugar Free Cake Mix

50 g Liquid Whole Egg (or 1 whole egg)

20 g Rapeseed/Coconut Oil

15 g EQ Nutrition Chocolate Protein Powder

15 g Nutriseed Raw Cocoa Powder

20 ml Strong Coffee

100 ml Water

For the topping

30 g Muscle Mousse Chocolate

10 g Nutriseed Raw Cacao Paste


1Pre heat your oven to 160’c

2There is nothing more technical to this recipe than throwing all of the cake ingredients into a large bowl and giving it a good mix to remove any lumps. I find with gluten free baking that you don’t need to worry about folding ingredients in (unless it’s a soufflé or meringue!).

3Spoon the mixture into the cake cakes and bake for 10 minutes. If your oven gets particularity hot then keep an eye on them. You don’t want to over bake these or they will become dry.

4Once cooked leave the cakes to cool while you make the topping.

5To do this simply mix the Muscle Mousse chocolate in a small bowl with a splash of water. Keep adding water slowly until you get a thick, spreadable paste similar to cream cheese frosting.

6Spread this over the cooled cakes and top with plenty of grated Nutriseed raw cacao paste or dark chocolate.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Sizeper cupcake
Calories 86
Protein 6g
Total Fat5.7g
Total Carbohydrates4.5g

2 Reviews


March 28, 2017

Hi Jemma I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Sukrin Cake Mix is out of stock at the moment but I have asked when it will be available and I’ll post about it across my social media when it’s back in stock so you can get yourself some more 🙂


March 22, 2017

I made these for my birthday so I could stay on plan and they were amazing, so fluffy, light and chocolatey! I have just tried to buy some more Sukrin Cake Mix online so I can make more but they don’t seem to sell it any more 🙁

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