Do you hear the chimes of bells? Sense the change in atmosphere? Christmas is in the air, people. It’s funny how even if you’ve lost track of dates, as you enter December you get this festive feel. Depending on where you are in the world, you might be greeted by fluffy snow, or a change in general temperature. For me, it’s always an exciting time to try my hands on new treat recipes… Healthy treats that is. I always want to indulge and satisfy my sweet tooth, so in order do this without violating my need to keep the meal healthy – I found a great substitute for sugar, and that’s kithul treacle. There are many options when it comes to kithul treacle, the trick is finding an all natural product and Raga answered that calling beautifully.
Raga is a purely Sri Lankan product, located in Ratnapura in the Sabaragamuwa district – kithul farmers work with them directly and the company aims to empower and help boost their trade. Raga kithul treacle is guaranteed 100% pure virgin kithul syrup and does not have any mixed additives, diluents, water, added sugar or preservatives. They are also vegan friendly and the only ISO certified kithul in the market.
- 04 small eggs – at room temperature
- 01 cup of milk
- 4/3 cups of Raga kithul treacle – Shop Now
- 01 cup of dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 01 cup of coffee – cold
- 01 tsp of baking soda
- 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
- 02 cups of all-purpose flour
- 01 cup of vegetable oil
- 02 tsp of vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and arrange the cupcake trays with cupcake liners
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, raga kithul treacle, coconut oil, milk, and coffee
- Combine all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and sift into the wet ingredients mixture
- Whisk well to combine. Next add chocolate chips and mix the batter again.
- Pour the batter into cupcake liners and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- Once done remove the cupcakes from the pan and place them on a cooling rack to cool down before frosting
- Frost cupcakes with icing, I’ve used white icing to add a touch of snow and an ice cream corn frosted with green icing to look like a Christmas tree. After all these are christmas themed cup cakes 🙂