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, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 210g 323%
  • Carbs 414g 138%
  • Saturated 59g 297%
  • Fiber 35g 141%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 347g
  • Monounsaturated 94g
  • Polyunsaturated 45g
  • Protein 120g 240%
  • Cholesterol 1,860mg 620%
  • Sodium 1,315mg 55%
  • Calcium 596mg 60%
  • Magnesium 554mg 138%
  • Potassium 3,846mg 110%
  • Iron 24mg 132%
  • Zinc 15mg 98%
  • Phosphorus 2,420mg 346%
  • Vitamin A 852µg 95%
  • Vitamin C 14mg 23%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 162%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 170%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin B6 5mg 255%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 383µg 96%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 74%
  • Vitamin D 10µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 57%
  • Vitamin K 11µg 14%
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