Low Carb and Keto Cream Cheese Frosting recipe that is so simple you’ll want to add it to all of your favorite low carb desserts and cupcakes.
We talked about how a classic cupcake with frosting is a mandatory must during birthday celebrations back with our Keto Cupcakes post. There is something absolutely perfect about a hefty dollop of frosting onto said cupcakes.
I know that this is a controversial topic. Some prefer more cake than frosting ratio and others want ALL the frosting. I’m in the latter category. Give me all the frosting. If the frosting is larger than the actual cupcake, even better.
Whether you will spoon the entire batch of frosting onto one cupcake or use it a little more sparingly, this keto cream cheese frosting is for you.
How Many Net Carbs per Low Carb Keto Cream Cheese Frosting serving
1 Net Carbs per tablespoon of our cream cheese frosting. Or 36 Net Carbs for the entire batch of cream cheese frosting. Which of course keep in mind you are not going to be eating the entire batch of frosting. This is enough to frost an entire cake or 12 low carb chocolate cupcakes.
I would say I add about 2-3 Tablespoons of frosting onto each cupcake like you see in the pictures. But you can DEFINITELY use less frosting per each cupcake if you would like, or you like less frosting to cake ratio. 😉
Note: The Net Carbs per serving is by subtracting the sugar alcohol powdered erythritol.
My family does subtract the sugar alcohols and I’ll continue to provide that sugar alcohol grams above the nutrition card below and you can decide for yourself if you want to follow that.
PLEASE do not shame or be mean to others who might do things a little differently. That is not what we are about here. We all are following different carb counts for the day for what works for individual needs. What might not work for you works for others!
If you are new to this Low Carb/Keto lifestyle and are unsure what we are talking about please feel free to read up more on Net Carbs and why people do or don’t subtract sugar alcohols.
The secret to perfect Cream Cheese Frosting
This baking tip was passed onto me a couple years back and I think it is just pure absolute gold. The secret to having perfect frosting is this. . .
After you finish combining the ingredients and it becomes the consistency of frosting you want it to be. Continue mixing for another 3-4 minutes on low. This is especially easy if you have a stand mixer because you can set it and walk away to begin cleaning up. But even if using a hand mixer just trust me, this creates smooth and pure frosting without any hint of graininess. THAT is our secret to making the best Keto Cream Cheese Frosting.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY These other Low Carb Recipes:
- Low Carb Keto Chocolate Mousse
- Low Carb Keto Chocolate Frosting
- Low Carb Keto Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
Low Carb and Keto Cream Cheese Frosting recipe that is so simple you'll want to add it to all of your favorite low carb desserts and cupcakes from now on.
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 2 cups powdered erythritol like powdered swerve
Take a medium mixing bowl and using a hand mixer or stand mixer beat together cream cheese, butter and slowly add powdered sweetener in until creamy.
Pipe or frost onto your favorite low carb cupcakes or cake and enjoy!
Please note that there are 288 grams of sugar alcohol in the entire recipe and should be accounted for if you calculate the net carbs.
Total of 8 grams of sugar alcohol in 1 Tablespoon of frosting when it makes about 2 cups of frosting.
Please note that the nutrition data below is provided as a courtesy. We try to be accurate with this information but feel free to make your own calculations.