#SweetYourself with Red Velvet Cupcakes Made with Stevia In The Raw® + #Sweepstakes

Thank you to In The Raw®for sponsoring today’s conversation. The product, information, and gift card have been provided by the makers of In The Raw® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Stevia In The Raw®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of the makers of In The Raw® sweeteners.

 Hello, Sunshine! I’m so excited that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I enjoy the holiday now more than when I was dating. I like buying chocolate Valentine’s for the kids and adorable Valentine’s Day balloons. One of our favorite things to do together is to bake all kinds of delicious goodies together. One of our favorite treats to bake is Red Velvet Cupcakes – yum! My friends at Stevia In The Raw® have a great recipe using stevia in place of sugar. You’re going to love it!

#SweetYourself with Red Velvet Cupcakes Made with Stevia In The Raw® + #Sweepstakes

One of our favorite treats to bake is Red Velvet Cupcakes – yum! My friends at Stevia In The Raw® have a great recipe using stevia in place of sugar. You’re going to love it!

Red Velvet Cupcakes Made with Stevia In The Raw®

Red Velvet Cupcakes Made with Stevia In The Raw®

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Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons red food color
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Sugar In The Raw®
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag
  • 2 ¼ cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 ¼ cups Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag
  • 1/4 cup 1% low fat milk

Instructions

  1. Cupcakes:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. In small bowl combine cocoa, red food color and vanilla, set aside.
  4. In large bowl beat together butter and Sugar In The Raw®. Add yolks one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add cocoa mixture and blend well.
  5. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, set aside. Combine buttermilk with salt. Combine Stevia In The Raw®, cayenne pepper and baking powder with cake flour. Add buttermilk mixture and flour mixture to cocoa mixture, alternating a third at a time beating after each addition. Combine baking soda and vinegar then add to batter and blend well. Fold in egg whites.
  6. Fill each heart shape silicone baking cup 2/3 full with batter. Arrange cups on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool 5-10 minutes before removing from baking cup. Cool cupcakes on rack before frosting.
  8. Makes 24 cupcakes.
  9. Note: If heart shape silicone cups are not available, muffin pans can be used.
  10. Cream Cheese Frosting:
  11. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients and blend well. Makes enough frosting for 36 cupcakes.

 

Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag

Stevia in the Raw® Bakers Bag is a zero-calorie sweetener that is extracted from the leaves of the Stevia plant. It measures cup for cup with sugar. Up-to 700 calories are saved when you use Stevia in the Raw® instead of sugar.

Here are some other Stevia In The Raw® Valentine’s Day recipes to bake :

o   Chocolate Truffles

o   Flourless Chocolate Sunken Lava Cake with Raspberries

o   Chocolate Cherry Sparkler

Be sure to follow Stevia in the Raw® Bakers Bag on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. 

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46 Comments

  • jenny says:

    I browsed the in the raw recipes, and the rustic French apple tarts look incredible!

  • Elena says:

    I like to make muffins with stevia

  • kelly tupick says:

    I use it mostly in my baking, like cookies and cakes.

  • Gina M says:

    I love to use it in my homemade banana bread recipe.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  • Jeremy McLaughlin says:

    Baking cookies.

  • shelly peterson says:

    I like to using it for baking cookies.

  • Cynthia R says:

    I regularly use stevia in coffee and tea.

  • Chrissy says:

    My favorite way to use Stevia is in my coffee!

  • I like sweetening my coffee with stevia.
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  • Kim Henrichs says:

    We have it at work I use it in my chai tea.

  • Lauren says:

    I use it for coffee.

  • Carol Guth says:

    I use it for homemade iced tea.

  • kimberly harrison says:

    I use it in my sweet tea

  • sylvia says:

    I’ve never tried it, but i would probably try it in cookies

  • Natalie says:

    I love to sprinkle Stevia on my oatmeal. It makes it taste way better!

  • Brian K says:

    In coffee

  • bn100 says:

    coffee

  • mami2jcn says:

    I like to use it in iced tea.

  • Stephanie Shipley says:

    My favorite way to use Stevia is in chocolate chip cookies!

  • Kristen says:

    I’d like to try it in iced tea.

  • Anne S says:

    I used Stevia in baking and often for tea.

  • heather says:

    I like to use Stevia in my coffee.

  • Lindsay A. says:

    One of my favorite ways of using Stevia is when I make lemon curd, which I then add to homemade plain Greek yogurt for breakfast or snacking. 🙂

  • Starla says:

    Wow, those look so delicious and so festive, which I love! I usually use it in my smoothie bowls, and I also recently made some delicious blueberry muffins with it and they turned out so good!

  • mary chapman says:

    I like to put a packet in my tea.

  • Julie Bickham says:

    I use it in my iced coffee.

  • Rhonda says:

    I grab it for my coffee all morning! It is easy to use and tastes fine!

  • Rhonda says:

    Ok I will try this again … I grab it for my coffee all morning! It is easy to use and tastes fine!

  • Donna L says:

    I have not tried this before but if I did I would use it in my iced tea.

  • Sheila K. says:

    I like it in my hot tea and coffee!

  • Carly S says:

    I have stevia in my tea 🙂

  • Jennifer Rote says:

    I have not tried Stevia yet. Would love to try it in baking.

  • paula r says:

    Coffee and cooking ty

  • Rosie says:

    Lately my favorite way to use stevia is in making chai spice lattes – and making up the chai with my own spice blend. So good.

  • Cheryl B says:

    I like it in my banana bread.

  • Janice Cooper says:

    I like using it in my hot tea

  • HS says:

    I like to use Stevia in baking.

  • Bridgett Wilbur says:

    I use it to bake cookies and cakes.

  • Jennifer H. says:

    I would say in tea.

  • liberty says:

    I like to use it in tea lattes

  • John H. says:

    I would make tea with it.

  • Darlene Carbajal says:

    I love it in cereal!

  • Leah Shumack says:

    I use it to sweeten up my iced tea!

  • Mary Gardner says:

    My favorite way to use Stevia is in my coffee.

  • Kayla Mejia says:

    I like to use stevia in my coffee

  • Maria Beas says:

    I like to use Stevia on every drink. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.

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