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Old 07-15-2009, 04:11 PM   #61
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I just made these... they are now in the fridge....I put a little too much stevia in the frosting... so I hope the flavor will mesh better tomorrow. I did have one today and the cupcake is excellent. I'll just have to try again on the frosting with less sweetener.

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Old 07-17-2009, 03:41 PM   #62
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I made these and they're great! Next time, I will put a chocolate frosting on some of them. DS loved them! He's not a cupcake eater, but when he tried these he said, "These are really good...can you make them again?" Didn't tell him how they were made. DH tasted them...said they had a good flavor, but texture was different. Also, didn't tell him what they were made with.
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I want to make this but I don't have coconut flour.
I want to make sure ground coconut will work because I have some in the fridge right now.
Recipe looks great, thanks Lauren!
Sorry this is a late answer to your question--the ground coconut would unfortunately not work the same way. It doesn't soak up as many eggs as the coconut flour, which has been defatted, does.

Beth, I tried the frosting with 1 tablespoon honey and 3 tablespoons erythritol, and it worked well, but I could only making it come together by adding cocoa powder. Perhaps it was too warm in my kitchen, or the xylitol just acts different than the E...
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:37 AM   #64
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I dont' know if this has been asked before or not, but can we sub anything else for the coconut flour? It has seemed so much heavier after having the black beans with cocoa powder combo.
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maybe whey protein powder? I don't know if that absorbs egg like the coconut oil though.
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:46 PM   #66
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Sorry this is a late answer to your question--the ground coconut would unfortunately not work the same way. It doesn't soak up as many eggs as the coconut flour, which has been defatted, does.

Beth, I tried the frosting with 1 tablespoon honey and 3 tablespoons erythritol, and it worked well, but I could only making it come together by adding cocoa powder. Perhaps it was too warm in my kitchen, or the xylitol just acts different than the E...
Well I tried it with ground coconut and as you said it doesn't work.
Actually it was a disaster
Guess it's time to get some real coconut flour
I'm wondering if Trader Joes would have it.
You use Bob's Red Mill right?
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BikeraAng, I was thinking of protein powder also. It would boost the protein and cut the carbs of the recipe. I'll try Lauren's recipe first with coconut flour, though.
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:58 PM   #68
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Yes, please let me know if anyone tries this with protein powder instead of the coconut flour.
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Yes, please let me know if anyone tries this with protein powder instead of the coconut flour.
I'll try it tonight.
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I just sliced one of these cupcakes and had it with some fresh strawberries...it was so good!

Thank you, Lauren for coming up with these great recipes!
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qbu, glad you and the family like the cupcakes! Do you find that they're better after sitting? I have a new chocolate frosting recipe coming your way soon.

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Well I tried it with ground coconut and as you said it doesn't work.
Actually it was a disaster
Guess it's time to get some real coconut flour
I'm wondering if Trader Joes would have it.
You use Bob's Red Mill right?
Yup, Bob's Red Mill is it!
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There can never be too many chocolate frosting recipes. But I must admit, my husband and I are in love with the chocolate frosting recipe you put on the chocolate bean cake.
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I'll try it tonight.


Thanks Lauren.....I'm patiently awaiting the results... and what exact brand of whey protein powder you used.

P.S. Can't wait for the new chocolate frosting recipe...

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Yes, they are much better after sitting for a day. Amazing how the cake flavor develops.
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Thanks Lauren.....I'm patiently awaiting the results... and what exact brand of whey protein powder you used.

P.S. Can't wait for the new chocolate frosting recipe...

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The protein powder didn't work well. The muffins tasted fine, but they were rather crumbly and dry. There was no sponginess to them. I'll still eat them warmed with butter (added 2.5 teaspoons cinnamon--yum!), but they're not the same. Hth!
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Shoot! I never cared for protein powder in baked goods - mine always turned out just as you described, Lauren. These bean cakes are like magic! I was thinking maybe oat flour would work instead of coconut flour, but it may turn out gummy and gross.
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Well I tried it with ground coconut and as you said it doesn't work.
Actually it was a disaster
Guess it's time to get some real coconut flour
I'm wondering if Trader Joes would have it.
You use Bob's Red Mill right?
I'm curious - how exactly did it not work for you? I tried it three times with ground

coconut - they were a little dense than real cupcakes but aside from that they turned out fine.
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The protein powder didn't work well. The muffins tasted fine, but they were rather crumbly and dry. There was no sponginess to them. I'll still eat them warmed with butter (added 2.5 teaspoons cinnamon--yum!), but they're not the same. Hth!
Lauren, I have been thinking of experimenting with some protein powder in my soda (cake and bread) recipes--in my case, mostly carbalose based--for the sake of "lift." Years ago I used to use some in Atkins Bake Mix bread, so that my "bricks" would rise to the point of being edible (I do recall that it did not do anything for the taste). I'm curious to know what proportion of protein powder you used. Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:16 PM   #79
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Thanks Lauren for trying the protein powder.... sorry it didn't work.

Creek Watcher let us know if you try it with Carbalose.
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Wow! Cupcakes made with beans. i never would've thought of such a thing but now I have to try this!
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:17 PM   #81
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Yes Sweet Pea... you would never believe it. The chocolate version are my favorite. In fact I think they are better than the high carb version.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:23 PM   #82
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I'm late in joining this thread. Can someone direct me to the chocolate version recipe please?
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Having a family dinner Sunday, doing to prepare te Strawberry Mousse, the family will never know.

If you've not tried it... it is amazing


Also, check out Laurens site it is filled with all types of goodies and will get you through a bad time.

We have so many talented people on this site. Kudos to you all, Lauren, Linda Sue, CarolynF, Jennifer Eloff, Cleo, wifezilla and everyone that I have forgotten.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:40 PM   #85
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Yes at Lauren's site... she has an amazing pay-day candy recipe! It doesn't last long in our house.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:30 AM   #86
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I did the black bean cake with the Eden Soy Beans and came out great. I liked the fact that they came out great with the soy beans since the net carb is really low. Does Eden make a white soy bean or is there any opther white bean with a low net carb to make these white cup cakes.
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I made the vanilla cake with black soybeans. If you don't mind the color, more like a carrot cake color, the taste is fine.
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I'm in Canada and recently found white soy beans at my Superstore in the organic section. They are Yves veggie cuisine organic soy beans. I bought them specifically for this cake. 4 net carbs / 1/2 cup. Don't see white soybeans on the eden site.
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Thats perfect because I am in Ontario. Did you get at Fortinos>
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Eden does have white soybeans. I buy them at Kroger.
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