Flourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes

Flourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes

Amie Valpone


  •   Cooking spray, for the cupcake tins
  • 10  large eggs
  • 3 Ounces  baking chocolate, such as Green & Black
  • 1/2 Cup  dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 2/3 Cups  granulated sugar
  • 2 Cups  pistachios, chopped finely
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon  almond extract
  • 1/2 Cup  sugar
  • 1/4 Cup  almond butter, for serving

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:

160 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 9g 13%
  • Carbs 17g 6%
  • Saturated 2g 12%
  • Fiber 1g 6%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 14g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 5g 10%
  • Cholesterol 78mg 26%
  • Sodium 55mg 2%
  • Calcium 25mg 2%
  • Magnesium 23mg 6%
  • Potassium 160mg 5%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 1mg 4%
  • Phosphorus 101mg 14%
  • Vitamin A 35µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 7%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 7%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 11%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 16µg 4%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 1%
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