Cooking Clean With Quest – Red Velvet Cupcakes with Blogilates & Quest Creator

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Cooking Clean With Quest

Deliciously festive, flavorful, and topped with a swirl of #CheatClean decadence. Host Cassey Ho (Blogilates) and special guest, our very own Shannan Yorton Penna (Quest Creator), show you how to make #CheatClean Red Velvet Cupcakes that will have your taste buds falling in love at first bite.

Macros (per cupcake): 280 calories, 23g protein, 16g fat, 6g net carbs.



  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 1/4 cup Almond Meal
  • 1 1/3
  • 1/8 Salt
  • 1/3 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • Unsweetened 2/3 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 1/3 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 tbsp Red Food Coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2/3 bar Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Bar
  • 5 1/3 oz Cream Cheese (1/3 Less Fat)
  • 1/8 cup Sour Cream, Fat Free
  • 1/8 cup Truvia
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla Whey Protein
  • 2/3 tsp Vanilla Extract



Component 1:

1. In a bowl combine all your dry ingredients and pre mix

2. In another small bowl add all your wets: almond milk, vanilla extract, and red

food coloring and mix

3. Take wets and add to dries and mix until mix is fully incorporated

Component 2:

1. In a bowl add all ingredients and mix until nice and smooth. You do not want

clumps of cream cheese.

2. Take Quest Bar crumbs and incorporate into frosting.

Component 3:

1. Take the 1 whole Quest Bar and place in microwave for 10-15 sec.

2. Roll out bar, not to thin, and place in oven @350 for 4 mins

3. Once bar is cooled, break apart into smaller pieces until it crumbles.

4. Do the same for the 1/3 bar and set aside. This is for topping the cupcakes.

How to Assemble:

1. Take cupcake pan and place liners.

2. Take a ice cream scooper (Size #12) and place 1 1/2 scoop of batter into cupcake


3. Place in oven @350 for 15 mins

4. Once cooled, cut out center and fill inside and top with frosting.

5. Sprinkle of Double Chocolate Chunk Bar crumbs on top of cupcake.


Blogilates (Cassey Ho), is a certified fitness instructor, creator of POP Pilates, and a lover of all things healthy. Follow her here:

Shannan Penna is the founder of Quest Nutrition and the developer & creator of Quest Protein Bars and Quest Peanut Butter Cups (Quest Cravings). Follow her here: