Saturday, July 06, 2013
Hello! A couple of weeks ago, Nichelle asked me if I would be interested in developing a recipe for Sweetleaf Stevia. Of course, I said yes!
SweetLeaf Stevia has a couple different options. There's SweetLeaf powder, which comes in packets; the kind you would put in your coffee. Then there's Sugar Leaf, which is similar to granulated sugar, except it's a blend of Stevia and cane sugar. And it has 2/3 fewer calories than regular sugar. And lastly, there are the Sweet Drops, which is what I used. It's liquid Stevia that comes in 17 different flavors, and they can be used to sweeten up just about anything!
I wanted to make something summery, so I decided on Pink Lemonade Cupcakes.
PINK LEMONADE CUPCAKES
(Makes 10-12 cupcakes)
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp lemonade powder (Crystal Light, Country Time, your preference)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
2 tsp Lemon Drop flavored Sweet Drops
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
2. Combine flour, baking soda, and lemonade powder in a medium sized bowl. Carefully whisk them together.
3. Add the eggs, milk, oil, and Sweet Drops. Mix for two minutes.
4. Divide the batter equally among the cupcake liners and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until you can touch the surface of the cupcake and it springs back slightly.
5. Let them cool for five minutes in the pan, and then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
VANILLA WHIPPED CREAM
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp Vanilla Creme flavored Sweet Drops
1. In a medium sized bowl with a hand mixer, or the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat whipping cream and Sweet Drops on medium-high speed for about 3 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Or until it becomes the consistency of whipped cream.
2. Spread or pipe whipped cream onto cooled cupcakes.
Don't forget to check out SweetLeaf Stevia's website and all their products!