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Low Carb Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

The most delicious low carb chocolate cupcake recipe you can imagine. Moist and chocolatey and not compromised.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Keto Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 414kcal
Author: Angela Roberts


Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter unsalted room temperature
  • 1 cup Confectioner's Swerve
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa see notes
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream if needed


Chocolate Cupcake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together almond four coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum, cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • Mix avocado oil and erythritol (Swerve) together)
  • Add eggs one at a time.
  • Add coffee, milk, and sour cream. You can mix these together first.
  • Add vanilla to wet ingredients.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix on medium just until mixed. Don't overmix.
  • Spray cupcake liners.
  • Pour evenly making 12 cupcakes.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a center is 207 degrees f. (no more than 210).
  • Cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting Instructions

  • Sift together cocoa and swerve. Set aside.
  • Whip together butter and cream cheese until completely smooth. You may need to whip these in separate bowls. Make sure butter is softened, but not melted.
  • Add cocoa swerve mixture to butter 1/4 cup at a time.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Add heavy cream if you need to. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of boiling water instead to get a frosting easy to pipe.


In place of the coffee, you can use more buttermilk.
There is a different chocolate cake recipe here using coconut flour which was posted originally. I have improved the recipe. If you want the original find it at bottom of post.
If you don't think the frosting is sweet enough, add up to 1/4 cup more. 


Serving: 1of 12 | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 38g | Fiber: 6g