Low Calorie Chocolate Protein Cupcakes Recipe

Sarah Kesseli
Written By: Sarah Kesseli
January 22nd, 2016
Updated: May 27th, 2016
Categories: Recipes Snacks
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Low Calorie Chocolate Protein Cupcakes Recipe
Anytime is a good time to celebrate with these low calorie cupcakes that not only taste incredible but deliver a solid dose of protein as well!
Nutrition Facts
Number of Servings: 1
  • 121
  • 14
  • 5
  • 5
Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased lean muscle and decreased bodyfat.


  • 5 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder*
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ⅔ cup Chocolate Egg Whites
  • 1 cup Apple Sauce (or Pure Pumpkin)
  • ¼ cup Coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup Almond Milk
  • Few drops Liquid Stevia, as desired
  • Frosting:
  • ½-¾ cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • Sprinkles, optional

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Line 12 cupcake tins with paper liners (or spray pan)
  3. Mix together chocolate protein powder and baking powder
  4. Add in egg whites, melted coconut oil, milk, applesauce
  5. Mix until just combined (do not over mix)
  6. Evenly divide batter between 12 cupcake liners
  7. Bake for ~7 minutes (or until tops are just set)**
  8. Remove from oven and allow to set
  9. While cupcakes cool, mix together greek yogurt and vanilla protein powder
  10. Frost as desired
  11. Finish off with sprinkles, if using.


*Use your favorite protein powder
**Do not over bake. When working with whey protein powder, they will continue to set after they are removed from the oven.

Serving Suggestions

Makes 12 cupcakes.

John Penrose
Posted on: Sun, 01/24/2016 - 17:44

Followed the recipe to the letter and ended up with a gooey mess. Basically wasted my ingredients and time for nothing.

Posted on: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:53

Hi John,

I am so sorry to hear that! If the cupcakes are still gooey, that means they would require more baking time. In he recipe we say "~7 minutes" which means approximately. The time can vary by altitude, the age of the oven, how often someone may be opening the oven to 'check' the recipe (this lets hot air escape), etc. If you find this happening in other recipes going forward, I would let them continue to bake in 1 minute increments until they are set.

I hope this helps. I apologize that the recipe did not turn out well for you! If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask!