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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Protein Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting

February 2016
Check out this indulgent recipe for red velvet cupcakes that provides you with, essential nutrients and protein, too!

Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help to support digestive health.* These microorganisms can be found in Greek yogurt, as well as in Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions® Protein & Vitamin Shake Mixes.

Check out this indulgent recipe for red velvet cupcakes that provides you with, essential nutrients and protein, too! We promise you’ll find them nutritiously delicious.

 For Cupcakes:

  • 2 scoops Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions® Chocolate Complete Protein & Vitamin Shake Mix
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons zero calorie sweetner
  • 3/4 cup Fat Free Greek Yogurt (plain)
  • 1/2 cup Egg Whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring

For Frosting:

  • 1 cup reduced fat cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine dry ingredients first, and then add wet
  3. Line tray with cupcake liners and pour batter evenly into the pan
  4. Bake cupcakes for 12 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean
  5. While cupcakes are cooling, gather ingredients for cream cheese frosting
  6. Using a hand mixer, blend cream cheese, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract.
  7. Slowly add in the confectioners’ sugar until mixture becomes light and fluffy
  8. When cupcakes are completely cooled, add frosting and enjoy!

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