Beet & Rose Couplecakes

The second V-day recipe is upon us! This time in the form of cute, red, mini couple cakes! Which are really just cupcakes but seeing that it’s V-day and all…

This is a slightly more eccentric flavour combo, but I truly love it! If it does freak you out a little then feel free to leave out the rose and just add vanilla extract instead. Overall, I just love the consistency of these cupcakes; they are light and airy, and a perfect little snack.

In fact, because they’re so healthy they probably shouldn’t even be called cupcakes. Completely wholesome, sugar, gluten and dairy free, plus they have protein and veg in, I think they’re more of a snack cake!

I made mine into mini cupcakes just for fun, but this would work perfectly as both normal sized cupcakes or a cake!

Beet & Rose Cupcakes

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cute and tasty little cupcakes

-High protein -Gluten free -No added sugar


  • 75g gluten free self raising flour
  • 50g vanilla whey protein powder
  • 30g coconut flour
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • Wet
  • 80g raw grated beetroot
  • 240ml/1 cup milk of choice (coconut!)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp rose essence
  • 1 tbsp liquid sweetener
  • 14g/ 1 tbsp coconut oil (liquid form)
  • Icing
  • Cream cheese
  • Powdered xylitol
  • Lemon juice


Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Sift dry ingredients in a bowl and mix. Combine wet ingredients except for coconut oil in a blender and blitz till a few times. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, beating with a fork or whisk while you do so. Once combined, stir through your liquid coconut oil well.

Divide into greased cupcake tray. Bake for 25-35 minutes (until a knife comes out clean). Cooking time will vary based on the size of your cupcakes. My mini ones took 25 minutes.

I didn’t add quantities for the icing as I actually didn’t measure mine! But it would change based on your taste anyway, just whisk the ingredients together in a bowl and adjust taste as desired. If you don’t have powdered xylitol you can use maple syrup as well.


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