Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes with Blood Orange Frosting

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this healthy chocolate cupcake recipe was everything I had been dreaming up for the past month. These adorable little cakes are gluten-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, low in fat and high in protein!

I used my favorite protein powder Select PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake Flavor (how convenient, right?) and you can get 30% OFF all PEScience products including their vegan proteins and pre-workouts using my affiliate code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website 

Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes with Blood Orange Frosting

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Category: Dessert, Snack, Appetizer

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake

Calories per serving: 133

Fat per serving: 3g

Carbs per serving: 16g

Protein per serving: 11g

Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes with Blood Orange Frosting

Healthy decadent chocolate cupcakes made gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free and high in protein. These cupcakes are frosted with creamy blood orange frosting.


  • 1 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocao powder
  • 32g chocolate protein PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO
  • 2 eggs, whole
  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 c pumpkin purée
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt
  • juice from 1 blood orange
  • 1-2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tsp agave
  • 1 drop red food coloring, optional
  • strawberries
  • sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a muffin tin with 8 cupcake liners.
  • Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk until combined. Add in the eggs, pumpkin and milk and stir until a smooth batter forms.
  • Distribute the batter between the 8 cupcake liners and bake cupcakes for 16-18 minutes. Let cool.
  • Stir together the frosting ingredients starting with just 1 scoop of protein powder and add more until you have reached a desired frosting consistency. *This will very depending on how much juice is squeezed from the blood orange.
  • Frost cupcakes and top with strawberry hearts and sprinkles.


Blood orange can be replaced with any orange citrus flavor desired.


These cupcakes look so good! love that blood orange frosting, now that is taking seasonal food to the next level…amazing


Thank you, Albert! They are so good (especially for what those calories are) you will definitely have to try out the recipe 🙂 and let me know if you do! Have a great valentine’s ?

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