These amazing Keto Cupcakes really are the best! A moist and easy low carb chocolate cupcake recipe pulled together with just a few simple ingredients.
I grew up with chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. It is just makes everything right in the world when I get to bite into one of these keto cupcakes for a celebration. With this cupcake being shared over 33,000 thousands times in the past year I think we can safely say that many of you agree with us. 🙂
I’m actually really happy with how this carb count turned out after calculating. I’m calculating if I add 4 Tablespoons of our Keto Chocolate frosting on our keto cupcake that would be just about 5 Net Carbs per cupcake WITH frosting. Not bad at all considering the carb counts in a normal cupcake with frosting.
HOW MANY NET CARBS PER KETO CUPCAKE
2 Net Carbs per chocolate cupcake without frosting.
I left the calculations on the frosting out on purpose for a few reasons. There are quite of different keto frosting recipes out there to try so if you do add frosting make sure you add that into your calculations.
Note: The Net Carbs per serving is by subtracting the sugar alcohol 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. If you’d like to use a different sweetener be sure to check out our low carb alcohol sweetener conversion chart.
PLEASE do not shame or be mean to others who might do things a little differently. That is not what we are about here. All of us are following different carb counts and for what works with 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.
Couple options to frost your keto cupcakes
- Low Carb Keto Chocolate Frosting – Great alternative if you want some double chocolate action.
- Keto Chocolate Mousse – this is a fabulous alternative if you are looking for a frosting without any erythritol and want all those delicious chocolate flavors.
- Low Carb Raspberry Mousse – raspberry chocolate cupcakes anyone? Simply scoop into a piping bag and frost that way!
- Keto Cream Cheese Frosting – this is by far my favorite recipe right now. It is fluffy and satisfying on all levels.
Ways to decorate these Low Carb Keto Cupcakes
- Sprinkles – now this is always a option but keep in mind that sprinkles are just sugar so make sure you add it into your carb counts to avoid knocking you our of ketosis. Now, if it’s a birthday celebration I personally don’t find anything wrong with them as it’s a one night kind of thing but as always do what fits your WOE. You can also always make your own like these Sugar-Free Keto Sprinkles from LowCarb NoCarb. Then while you are at it you can make our Keto Birthday Cake with the leftover sprinkles another time! Or celebrate twice! 😉
- Low Carb Chocolate – Melt a little low carb chocolate and drizzle onto cupcakes OR on a non-stick sheet of parchment paper draw little designs like we did. Allow the chocolate to fully set before removing and decorate as you see fit!
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE LOW CARB RECIPES:
Low Carb Keto Cupcakes Recipe
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup powdered erythritol (another low carb sweetener of your choice will work)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 whole eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 drops stevia extract optional for extra sweetness
- 4 Tablespoons extra light olive oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or another dairy-free alternative)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin by greasing or baking with cupcake liners.
- In a medium bowl whisk together coconut flour, cocoa powder, erythritol, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Make a well in the center of dry mixture. Add eggs, vanilla extract, stevia (if adding), olive oil and almond milk. Mix until ingredients are well combined. Allow to sit for 5-8 minutes.
- If mixture becomes thicker in consistency than you'd like feel free to add 2 Tablespoons of water to batter until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Spoon 2 Tablespoons of batter into each tin. Bake 20-22 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Frost with your favorite low carb frosting and enjoy!
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.