Low Carb Muffin Tops
When I worked at a coffee shop called Uncommon Ground in Medford, Wisconsin when I was in high school. It was the best job ever! It fueled my love for baking and taught me a lot of tips on how to save time in the kitchen. The only problem was the part where I got to take home all the extra muffins and cinnamon rolls… I ate so many muffin tops it was unreal! Which inspired me to write this recipe! The muffin tops are the best part anyway. I highly suggest getting a muffin top baking pan!
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- 11⁄4 cups blanched almond flour, or 1⁄2 cup coconut flour
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄4 cup (1⁄2 stick) unsalted butter or coconut oil, softened, plus extra for the pans
- 1⁄3 cup Swerve confectioners
- 3 large eggs (6 eggs and 1⁄4 cup unsweetened almond milk if using coconut flour)
- 1 teaspoon raspberry extract
- 3⁄4 cup (11⁄2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 6 ounces cream cheese or mascarpone cheese (3⁄4 cup), softened
- 3⁄4 cup Swerve confectioners’-style sweetener or equivalent
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon raspberry extract
- chocolate drizzle
- 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons Swerve confectioners’-style sweetener
- 1⁄2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon raspberry extract
- special equipment
- 12-well whoopie pie pan or muffin top pan
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease a 12-well whoopie pie pan (or muffin top pan).
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the our, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until blended. In a separate bowl, beat the butter, sweetener, eggs, and extract with a hand mixer until smooth. Stir the wet ingredients into the our mixture. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, lling each well about two-thirds full. Bake for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a pie comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan.
- Meanwhile, make the filling: Using the hand mixer, cream the butter, cream cheese, and sweetener in a medium-sized bowl. Add the cocoa powder and stir well. Add the heavy cream to thin it out a little, then add the extract and mix to combine. Set the lling aside.
- To make the chocolate drizzle, place the cream, sweetener, and chopped chocolate in a double boiler or in a heat-safe bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Heat on low, stirring, just until the chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the extract. Taste and add more sweetener, if desired.
- To assemble into whoopie pies, place one pie at side up on a plate. Place 2 tablespoons of filling on the muffin top, then top with another muffin top. Repeat with the rest of the pies and filling. Drizzle the chocolate over each whoopie pie.
- Store extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
615 calories, 60g fat, 12g protein, 9g carbs, 4g fiber