Low Calorie Chocolate Cake With A Salted Caramel Topping Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

Do you ever just have that feeling of wanting to get your bake on BUT you have absolutely no idea what to bake? I often have those days and I’ll be honest, sometimes my best recipes come from days like this!

I was scrolling through the Pin Of Nom website when I came across a picture of some Salted Caramel Cakes and man, did they look good so that’s what has inspired today’s bake.

I started off with my favourite low calorie chocolate cupcake recipe, then I found a low calorie salted caramel topping recipe and put the two together (prayed to the baking gods that they worked together) and boy’oh’boy did they come out good! So of course I had to share them with you today.

If your looking for a low calorie sweet treat which will satisfy all your chocolate cupcake needs, then I’m pretty sure you’ll want to be making these! The recipe is below:

Category: Sweet Treat

Serves: 12

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 12 Minutes

Overall Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients You Need For Chocolate Sponge:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 10g Of Granulated Sweetener
  • 20g Of Caster Sugar
  • 30g Of Self-Raising Flour
  • 20g Of Cocoa Powder
  • 1tsp Of Vanilla Extract

Ingredients You Need For Salted Caramel Topping:

  • 125g Of Fat-Free Yoghurt
  • 1tbsp Of Granulated Sweetener
  • 1tsp Of Salted Caramel Extract

Added Extras:

  • Punnet Of Blueberries

How To Make Chocolate Sponge:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line a 12 hole cupcake tin with cupcake cases and preheat the oven to 160C / 140C Fan / Gas Mark 3.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, whisk together the 3 eggs, 10g of sweetener, 20g of caster sugar and the 1tsp of vanilla extract until the mixture is thicker and has tripled in size (TIP: this should take around 4 minutes).
  • Once the egg mixture has tripled in size, using a spatula, fold in the 30g of self-raising flour and 20g of cocoa powder until it’s fully incorporated into the egg mixture (TIP: be careful not to over mix as you’ll knock the air out the cakes).
  • Using a icecream scoop or a tablespoon, spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases, making sure you fill 3/4’s of the way.
  • Place the cupcakes into the oven for around 12 minutes or until you can touch the top of the cake and it doesn’t leave a indent.
  • Finally, once baked. Take the cupcakes out the tin and place onto a wire rack to cool completely.

How To Make Salted Caramel Topping:

  • Time to make topping. This is the easiest topping ever!
  • In a small bowl, add the 125g of low-fat Greek yoghurt, 1tbsp of sweetener and 1tsp of salted-caramel extract and mix together.

How To Assemble Cakes:

  • Once cakes have cooled down, remove them from their cupcake cases.
  • Using a teaspoon, add a small dollop of the salted-caramel frosting onto each of the cupcakes and spread it out with the back of the teaspoon.
  • Finally, add some blueberries to the top.

That’s your Low Calorie Chocolate Cupcakes With A Salted-Caramel Frosting prepared, baked and decorated, ready for you to enjoy!

This is one of those cupcake recipes I’ll defiantly keep going back to when I fancy something sweet.

Let me know if you end up making these cupcakes and your thoughts on them. Did they give you your chocolate / salted-caramel fix?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. May 27, 2021 / 8:17 pm

    I can’t believe this is low calorie. Looks delicious 😋 thanks for sharing

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 31, 2021 / 10:03 am

      It’s mad isn’t it? Tastes unreal tho! Xo

  2. May 28, 2021 / 10:43 am

    I love salted caramel, these sound really delish!


    • ellegracedeveson
      May 31, 2021 / 10:04 am

      Salted caramel is amazing isn’t it? Xo

  3. May 28, 2021 / 10:51 am

    These look delicious! Honestly anything involving chocolate is always a yes for me and that salted caramel topping sounds like a cherry on top x

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 31, 2021 / 10:05 am

      Honestly, the chocolate cupcakes mixed with the salted caramel topping is a dream! Super yummy Xo

  4. May 28, 2021 / 11:25 am

    What a yummy recipe, you can’t really beat chocolate cake xx

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 31, 2021 / 10:05 am

      You can’t beat chocolate cake can you? This one is so delicious Xo

  5. May 28, 2021 / 12:00 pm

    These cakes look delicious & I love caramel so the combination of chocolate, caramel & blueberries sounds so good!

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 31, 2021 / 10:06 am

      Oh my days this combo is just amazing! Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 31, 2021 / 10:07 am

      I know it’s crazy isn’t it? You wouldn’t ever think chocolate cake could be low calorie but these ones are and they taste delicious Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 31, 2021 / 10:07 am

      They really are! Xo

  6. May 28, 2021 / 6:30 pm

    Lovely recipe! These look absolutely amazing and really delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 31, 2021 / 10:07 am

      These are honestly amazing! I think you guys will love them Xo

  7. May 28, 2021 / 9:43 pm

    Oo, I just made chocolate cupcakes yesterday! Topped mine with strawberry icing and fresh strawberries, but this salted caramel topping looks so divine, I must make another batch. Mixing and matching in baking always turns up some mouthwatering results. :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      May 31, 2021 / 10:08 am

      Oh wow that sounds amazing! I bet they were super yummy. I love the fact you can play about with combinations and find new favourites whilst baking. It’s super fun and the outcome 99.9% of the time is delicious Xo

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