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This is the most delicious low carb chocolate buttercream frosting, and I mean it. Served at my last dinner party celebrating a birthday, everyone (even the kids) loved this smooth, creamy, sugar free frosting, made possible by Swerve Confectioner’s Sugar. (amazon)
I know what you will want to know about this frosting is how does it compare to a regular chocolate frosting. I think I like it more. I like that swerve puts out a Confectioner’s baking sugar, which makes it so easy to make a guilt free low carb chocolate frosting.
Normally, I would make a double batch of my grain free chocolate cupcakes, but here I used this Swerve chocolate’s box cake mix. It’s only one layer, so I used two. One layer was vanilla and one layer was chocolate. Swerve sent me the cake mixes, but this is not a paid or sponsored post. They asked nothing in return.
I just happen to be one of the bloggers that makes a lot of Swerve desserts and I tag them on instagram. I suggest following me on instagram to never miss a recipe, and if you love sugar free desserts (that are low carb), give them a follow too.
I hope to get several more of the mixes and come up with some awesome box cake hacks. I am a firm believer of making my own frosting, because it’s so easy, and I like to make frosting according to my own sweet tooth.
This is the frosting that will make any cake or cupcake a sugar free dessert without compromise.
Tips for low carb chocolate buttercream frosting
Make sure the butter and cream cheese are both softened and the powdered sugar and cocoa powder are sifted. These two tips should make it all come out nice and smooth.
Taste your low carb chocolate buttercream frosting
Taste your low carb chocolate frosting. You might like a little more chocolate fudge taste. You can feel free to have a dark unsweetened cocoa to the mix for more of a chocolate fudge frosting. If you leave the dark unsweetened cocoa out, it will taste more like a milk chocolate.
You will only use 1 1/2 cup of Swerve’s Confectioner’s sugar as opposed to 3 to 5 cups of regular confectioner’s sugar. Do not try to substitute cup for cup. It will not work and will be cloyingly sweet. I recommend 1 to 1 1/2 cups per every 3 cups of regular confectioner’s sugar at the most.
What is the best Unsweetened Cocoa for low carb chocolate buttercream frosting?
After many revisions to this recipe, I ended up thinking Hershey’s regular unsweetened cocoa and a touch of Hershey’s extra dark makes the best frosting. I have also used Valrhona’s unsweetened cocoa (which I love), but I will still add that Hershey’s extra dark to it.
This low carb chocolate frosting recipe keto friendly. 1/10 serving is 2 net carbs and about 200 calories.
This can be frozen. Take out and allow to sit until softened.
This cupcake recipe makes an awesome one layer cake. Double for a spectacular Layer Cake or double for a triple layer naked cake.
These mini bundt cakes also keto might be the very best chocolate recipe I’ve made so far!
These Keto Chocolate Cupcakes will be featured as small cakes in my keto home bakery, coming soon.
You may also love this low carb cream cheese frosting.
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- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened or mascarpone
- 5 drops of stevia glycerite ORDER HERE
- 1½ cup swerve confectioner's sugar ORDER HERE
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa (Hershey's)
- 2 tablespoons Hershey's extra dark
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt or more according to taste
- ¼ to ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
- Sift confectioner's sugar, and unsweetened cocoa
- Add both to butter mixture. Add salt.
- Add vanilla. Mix well.
- Add in up to ⅓ cup heavy cream.
- You may not need it all, depending on consistency you want.
- Keep in refrigerator until ready to use.
- Allow to come to room temperature before applying.
- Will frost one double layer cake or triple layer mini cake. Frosting layers will not be as high as other frostings, but will be enough.
This will frost a layer cake or 12 cupcakes. When using a Swerve or Powdered erythritol as a sugar substitute. A half recipe will frost a one-layer cake.