Sugar & Spice White Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Sugar & Spice White Chocolate Cupcake Recipe made with Truvia

Truvia Brown Sugar Blend adds just the right amount of sweetness to these decadent, cinnamon-flavored treats. Developed by celebrity chef Marisa Churchill, these cupcakes have 54% less sugar* than the regular brown sugar-sweetened version. Makes 8 cupcakes.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serving size: 1 cupcake (80g) plus 1 Tbsp (24g) frosting

Calories: 260 Calories



  • 1 cup cake flour

  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ⅓ cup + 1 Tbsp pureed cooked carrots (either fresh or unsweetened pureed baby carrots)

  • ¼ cup melted browned butter

  • 2 Tbsp reduced-fat milk

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs**

  • 1 egg white, from a large egg**

  • ¼ cup Truvia Brown Sugar Blend


  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp Truvia Brown Sugar Blend

  • 3 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese, room temperature

  • 2 Tbsp melted browned butter, room temperature

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 oz. white chocolate, melted

  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 12 short cinnamon sticks, for garnish (optional)

  • 12 star anise pods, for garnish (optional)


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 350° F with a rack in the center position. Line 8 muffin cups with paper liners.

  • 2.

    To prepare the browned butter, place 4 oz. of butter into a small saucepan. Melt the butter over medium heat. Stir constantly until the butter becomes fragrant and starts to brown. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heatproof bowl. Set aside 2 Tbsp of the browned butter for the frosting.

  • 3.

    Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt into a small bowl. Stir together the pureed carrots, ¼ cup melted browned butter, milk, and vanilla in another small bowl. Set both bowls aside.

  • 4.

    Using an electric mixer and the whisk attachment, beat the eggs and egg whites on high for several minutes. With the mixer running, gradually add the Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, a few spoonfuls at a time, pausing briefly between additions. After all of the sugar has been added, continue to mix for another 3 minutes.

  • 5.

    Sift half of the flour over the egg mixture. Use a large spatula to gently fold the flour mixture into the eggs. Fold in all of the carrot mixture, then sift the remaining flour on top, folding the flour in just until it is incorporated. Scoop the batter into the muffin cups.

  • 6.

    Bake the cupcakes for about 15 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack until the cupcakes are cool.

  • 7.

    Using an electric mixer, beat the Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, cream cheese, 2 Tbsp browned butter, and the salt on medium speed for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla; beat for 1 minute longer.

  • 8.

    Spread 1 Tbsp of frosting on each cupcake with a small spatula or butter knife. While the frosting is still soft, press a cinnamon stick (optional) and a star anise pod (optional) into the top of each cupcake.

  • 9.

    Store any leftover cupcakes at room temperature, loosely wrapped with plastic film, for up to 2 days.

*These cupcakes have 260 calories and 11 grams of sugar per serving compared to the regular brown sugar-sweetened version which has 280 calories and 24 grams of sugar per serving (excluding optional ingredients).

**Please remember to wash hands, utensils, equipment, and work surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after they come in contact with raw egg.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 160mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
Dietary Fiber <1g
Total Sugars 11g
Erythritol 6g
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 6% DV
Iron 10% DV
Potassium 2% DV
Sugar & Spice White Chocolate Cupcakes is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Used Gluten Free Flour Mix Great flavor. It worked well with Jules flour for a gluten free cupcake.
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delicioso! OMG! This cupcake looks so yummy! I just had to make it!
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cupcakes I made these yummy cupcakes and the recipe was right on with the ingredients! We love truvia!
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are awesome!! I made these and I thought they were fantastic. The Truvia blend lowers the calories but the flavor is awesome.
Date published: 2015-02-04
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