So, this is my first attempt at making desserts since going on the LCHF diet.  This particular recipe is taken from Hembakat Nr 2, 2012, Page 41.

Through making these cupcakes, I have come to the conclusion that I prefer Stevia Strö over Sukrin.  I tasted the batter whilst I was making it, the recipe called for...OMG I've just reread the recipe!  I got it wrong...hahaha.  It asked for Sötrix/Sukrin Flor, which is like the icing sugar version of the sweetener.  That's what I get for not reading the recipe properly!  So, I'm going to have to hold judgement on the Sötrix/Stevia debate for now.  That said, at least when comparing the "sugar like" versions, Stevia wins for me.  I wondered why my icing wasn't looking so smooth...now I know!

Anyway, these taste okay on a whole.  My husband felt that it tasted too much like sweetener, and not in a good way.  That said, considering the sweetener mistake that I just noticed, it may actually be better the next time I make them.  But that may be a while coming because there are so many other recipes that I wanna try!  As the original recipe is in Swedish, I will be nice and have it in both languages,  just in case there are any Swedes that read this blog.

Choklad/Chocolate Cupcakes
Ca 12 st/Makes around 12

150g osaltat smör/unsalted butter
4 ägg/eggs
3 msk/tbsp sötrix-flor (Erythritol Powdered Sugar, Sötrix is a brand.  It's also known as Sukrin)
1/2 krm/pinch Stevia (I'm assuming it is meant to be Stevia Powder, the green stuff)
1 dl/100 ml créme fraiche
1/2 tsk/tsp vaniljpulver/vanilla powder
1 dl/100 ml kokosnötsmjöl/coconut flour
1 dl/100 ml mandelmjöl/almond flour
2 tsk/tsp bakpulver/baking powder
4 msk/tbsp kakao

Chokladtopping/Chocolate Icing
100g mycket mjukt osaltat smör/very soft unsalted butter
3 msk/tbsp sötrix flor/Erythritol powdered sugar
1/2 krm/pinch Stevia
1/2 tsk/tsp vaniljpulver/vanilla powder
1/2 dl  /50 ml kakao
50g cream cheese

Gör så här/Directions
  1. Sätt ugnen på 175 grader.  Smält smöret.  Vispa ägg och sötningsmedel pösigt./Set the oven to 175 degrees C.  Melt the butter.  Whisk the egg and sweetener together till fluffy.

  2. Rör ner smör och créme fraiche i äggsmeten.  Blanda övriga ingredienser i en bunke och rör sedan ner dem i smeten./Blend in the butter and créme fraiche into the eggmixture.  Blend the rest of the ingredients into a separate bowl and then mix them in to the mixture.

  3. Häll smeten i stora muffinsformar, fyll dem till 3/4.  Placera gärna muffinsformarna i en muffinsplåt.  Grädda dem mitt i ugnen i ca 15 min.  Låt svalna helt./Pour the mixture into large cupcake cases, fill them about 3/4.  Feel free to place the cases into a muffin tray.  Bake them in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes.  Allow to cook completely.

  4. Chokladtopping/Chocolate Icing: Blanda alla ingredienser väl och spritsa eller bred krämen på cupcakesen.  Pudra eventuellt över kakao som dekoration./Mix all the ingredients well and use an icing bag or just spread the icing on to the cupcakes.  You can use kakao powder as a decoration.

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