Keto Vanilla Cupcakes bring a simple, classic flavor to your next get-together without all the carbs. Time to celebrate, Keto style!
Looking for a delicious Vanilla Cupcake recipe but trying to avoid sugar? One bite of these keto vanilla cupcakes and you will be in cupcake heaven. Keto Cupcake Heaven. 😉
With all the flavor of a classic vanilla cupcake but without the carbs, now you can have your cake and eat it too. I mean, if you want your cake too our Keto Chocolate Cake is also a good place to be as well.
There are so many times where cupcakes or cake is needed for celebrations, like birthdays, get-togethers and well, just because. Cupcakes are perfect anytime really but I absolutely love them for their portability ease.
Sadly, when you are trying to eat low carb or keto, you find that you can’t be part of the cupcake celebration without slipping from your healthy eating plan. With this keto vanilla cupcake recipe, you won’t have to choose!
What type of flour is used in these Keto Cupcakes?
You will be using almond flour as the main flour for these cupcakes.. Almond flour is a great choice when it comes to making desserts that would traditionally use carb flour.
We’ve personally been going back in forth and have truthfully kind of fallen in love with almond flour and coconut flour combination. Like with these keto chocolate cupcakes. We’ve noticed though that some people have a very strong aversion to ALMOND FLOUR or COCONUT FLOUR?
So when we make our combination low carb flour cupcakes like some of our recipes we can’t win with either party!
- Almond Flour – It’s a fantastic low carb flour but it’s got to be extra fine. It at times if not finely ground enough will become grainy in the dessert. The good thing about almond flour is that it’s pretty easily to swap with existing recipes and is a close 1 cup to 1 cup ratio to traditional flour. I think mosts qualm with almond flour is the texture. It’s not a perfect texture mimic comparing to traditional flour.
- Coconut Flour – Another fantastic low carb flour but the flavor is pretty noticeable. More so for some than others. It also is EXTREMELY absorbent. So it is not easy to swap with existing recipes and is more of a 1/4 cup to 1 cup ratio to traditional flour.
- Almond Flour AND Coconut Flour – We personally think this is the best ratio. You get majority of the mild flavor of the almond flour and then coconut flour comes in and soaks up that extra moisture and graininess normally left behind by the almond flour. They work as a team in creating a pretty similar texture and taste to a traditional flour dessert.
But for THIS recipe we are going to use just almond flour to appease our coconut flour haters. It’s OK, I hate cilantro … we all have our things. 😉
For our Coconut Flour Loves: If you’d like to add about 2 Tablespoons of coconut flour to this recipe to get a bit fluffier cupcakes and have the duo flours back together I would say go for it if you don’t mind the flavor or can have the flour!
How to store your vanilla cupcakes? How long will keto cupcakes last?
When it comes to storing cupcakes, the best place is at room temperature, covered. If it’s abnormally warm in the home I would suggest storing in the refrigerator.
Cupcakes will stay the freshest if you can store them at room temperature in an airtight container.
Since you are making these keto cupcakes from scratch, there are no extra preservatives. Even cake mix cupcakes tend to have extra preservatives. These cupcakes will stay fresh for about 3-4 days when stored at room temperature.
SINGLE SERVING CUPCAKE: If you are looking for just a vanilla cupcake for yourself and not wanting to make the entire thing be sure to check out our Keto Vanilla Mug Cake or our Keto Chocolate Mug Cakes. Or this Low Carb Lemon Meyer Mug cake by It’s Yummi.
Can I freeze these low carb cupcakes?
Yes, these keto vanilla cupcakes can be frozen. If you know that you will not eat the batch of cupcakes before they all go bad, you can freeze the cupcakes.
If the cupcakes already have frosting on them, freeze the cupcakes on a cookie sheet first. Once they are frozen, then you can put them in a freezer bag or wrap them in plastic.
If the cupcakes are not frosted, they can be added to a freezer bag right away. When thawing the cupcakes out, remove them from the freezer bag while frozen and allow the cupcakes to come to room temperature.
HOW MANY NET CARBS IN OUR KETO Vanilla Cupcakes?
1 Net Carbs per cupcake! Now this is without frosting but you can dollop some Keto Chocolate Frosting or our FANTASTIC Keto Cream Cheese Frosting which if you put 1/4 cup of on top of each cupcake on it would be just an additional .5g net carbs.
1.5 Net Carbs for a cupcake and frosting?! Yessssssss pleaseeeeeee. 🧁 🧁
We provide the sugar alcohols information IN the nutrition card now. We do subtract sugar alcohols to get our net carbs so you have all the information provided below in case you need to do it differently. Remember we are a judgement free zone here and please be kind to others if they follow things a bit differently.
If you’d like to use another form of sugar alcohol be sure to check out our low carb sweetener conversion chart. This recipe can easily be made sweeter by using more of whatever sweetener you decide to use. We tend to go on the mild sweetener side of things so do what works for you in that regard as well.
WE ARE ALSO SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR KETO MACRO CALCULATOR! YESSSSSS!
We’ve been working on getting this together for you guys. We understand that everyone is following this diet for different reasons. Some it’s necessary to keep their blood sugar levels in check, others to lose weight or maintain weight that’s been loss. We want to help in every way we can!
We personally had to begin diving into macros a bit more after hitting a weight loss plateau ourselves and when we asked YOU earlier this month questions about the Low Carb and Keto diet the one that stuck out was, what happens when I hit a plateau?
For us, it was tracking our macros! So onward to achieving better health and blood sugar levels guys! Go see if these cupcakes would fit into your macros.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE LOW CARB & KETO RECIPES:
Keto Vanilla Cupcakes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin by greasing or baking with cupcake liners.
- In a small bowl mix together almond milk and vinegar, set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together dry ingredients, erythritol, almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.
- Create a well into center of dry ingredients and add eggs, vanilla extract, butter and almond milk/vinegar mixture. Mix until well combined.
- Spoon batter into prepared baking tin. Filling each tin 3/4 full. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow them to fully cool before frosting with your favorite low carb frosting and enjoy!