Flourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes

Flourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes
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Flourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes

Amie Valpone

Flourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes

I know you're in the mood for a little flourless chocolate cake… And this one's fit to be more of a handheld snack than a slice of cake. So, get your muffin tin ready — we're makin' some cupcakes y'all. Have one tonight — heck, have two tonight, and one tomorrow morning. You'll thank me.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat cupcake tins with cooking spray.

Separate the eggs into large bowls; one for egg yolks and one for egg whites. In a small saucepan, melt the baking chocolate and dark chocolate over low heat.

Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks using an electric mixer on medium-high speed until thick, about 7 minutes. Reduce the speed to low, add the sea salt and sugar and mix until the mixture becomes thick and creamy, about 8 minutes. Add the melted chocolate and pistachios and continue to beat with the mixer on low speed.

Add the almond extract to the large bowl of egg whites. Beat until foamy, approximately 3 minutes. Add ¼ cup of the sugar and beat on high speed until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes.

Fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins. Transfer to the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cupcake comes out clean, about 15-20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and set aside to cool on baking racks. Slice each cupcake in half. Serve warm with a spread of almond butter for a healthy spin on sugary icing.


Calories per serving:

112 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 12 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 7 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 322 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 16 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 7 mg
  • Vitamin D 1 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg
  • Calcium, Ca 4 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 2 µg
  • Carotene, beta 166 µg
  • Choline, total 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 50 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 6 µg
  • Folate, food 4 µg
  • Folate, total 9 µg
  • Folic acid 2 µg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 7 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 4 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 10 mg
  • Phytosterols 3 mg
  • Potassium, K 28 mg
  • Sodium, Na 67 mg
  • Sugars, total 4 g
  • Water 16 g
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