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Keto Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Almond Flour

Our Keto Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Almond Flour and Low Carb Nutella Frosting is Extra Moist and Soft like no other. Learn How To Make Easy Keto Cupcakes with only 1 gram of Net Carb in just a Few Minutes.

Chocoalte Low Carb cupcakes with Nutella frosting.
Keto Choco Cupcakes

Decorate cupcakes with your favorite keto toppings, such as sprinkles, chocolate chips, or coconut shreds, for that extra flavor.

Not enough? Pour from some of our homemade sweeteners, such as simple syrup, caramel sauce, or condensed milk, for even more moist cupcakes.

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If that is not sweet enough and you love chocolate flavor dearly, make a 5 layer chocolate cupcake with our frosting, dark chocolate chips, shredded chocolate bar, and poured chocolate sauce. And that would be it of the sweetness and extra chocolate craving.

Delicious keto cupcake recipes

My cupcake keto recipes are based on the best, most popular, easy, soft, and fluffy cupcakes.

The combination is so delicious that many of my readers make big birthday cakes and other healthy recipes.

I have enjoyed making our Christmas tree cupcakes decorated with sprinkles for the holidays. With my daughter, even Santa hats cupcakes with coconut shreds came in and she enjoyed making them with me.

And because of its popularity, I have also used the same mixture to make our delicious pound cake.

Next in line are almond flour cupcakes with meringue frosting and lemon curd cupcakes. But for those, you need to wait a bit longer.

What are keto cupcakes?

We all know what cupcakes are. A mixture of sugar and wheat flour.

Keto cupcakes or sugar-free cupcakes are identical in taste, just made with ingredients allowed in our lifestyle or keto diet for some. No sugar and flour in here. Usually, one or a mixture of keto flour is used instead of wheat flour. Sugar and frosting is replaced with various sweeteners.

What are keto cupcakes made of?

Our chocolate cupcakes are made with almond flour or ground almonds. Sweetened with a mixture of monk fruit and allulose, it gives you an unrecognizable taste without carbs.

A bit of baking powder is added for fluffiness, and butter is for that perfect creaminess.

Keto frosting is made of a mixture of keto Nutella and cream cheese to give you that perfect frosting taste you crave. No sweetener is added, as Nutella is sweet enough on its own. 

Chocolate Keto Cupcakes in a wooden box
keto chocolate cupcakes

What sweeteners can I use in keto cupcakes?

As already mentioned, I have used a mixture of monk fruit and allulose. But you can pick your favorite from our broad sweetener suggestions.

Any of the mentioned sweeteners would work, as we are not making liquid recipes. 

If towards the end, I feel it is not sweet enough, I add a pinch of my homemade stevia powder.

How many carbs are in keto chocolate cupcakes?

Now comes a big surprise. Considering our recipe, you are about to discover cupcakes that look and taste like an original.

The only difference compared to classic chocolate cupcakes is in their carb content.

If you are counting only a cupcake without frosting, this delicious chocolate flavor but without carbs is:

1 Keto Cupcake = 1 g of carbs

If you add Frosting, the total cupcake comes to 5 g of carbs with 3 grams of Fiber.

To ease the calculation, we usually subtract fiber, and therefore again easy:

1 Frosted keto cupcake = 2 g of net carbs.

Chocolate Keto Cupcakes spread around baking muffin tint
chocolate cupcakes

Chocolate keto cupcakes spread for keto frosting.

For this recipe, I have used the popular Lakanto Suntella spread as a base for our cream cheese frosting.

You can, of course, make these keto cupcakes with homemade sugar-free Nutella. Choc Zero has also got a great spread.

If you do not have Nutella on hand, add cocoa powder and sweetener to the cream cheese or whipped cream and whip up a great frosting. You can also opt for a chocolate buttercream frosting, or meringue frosting where you beat butter together with cocoa.

Are those cupcakes keto and gluten free?

Yes, as all of my recipes on this blog are entirely gluten-free, keto friendly, low-carb, sugar-free, and diabetic-friendly, those are gluten-free cupcakes.

Almond flour cupcake recipe

If you follow me for a while, you might have realized that blanched almond flour is my biggest friend as a replacement for wheat flour. I use almond flour in most recipes as it is as close to the original flour as in look, taste, and texture.

But just in case you do prefer and want to use coconut flour, use only about 1/4 of an amount.

Chocolate Keto Cupcakes placed next to each other
gluten free chocolate cupcakes

How to make keto chocolate cupcakes?

Let us dive into the actual recipe with just a few easy steps. You can make these cupcakes even a day ahead and only frost them on the day of serving.

Kitchen gadgets needed:

  • Hand blender
  • Muffin baking tray
  • Silicone cupcake liners
  • Piping bag

Cupcakes Ingredients needed:

Cupcakes

Frosting

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

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STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEST KETO CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES RECIPE

Almond meal cupcakes

First step: Prepare ingredients

Prepare all of your ingredients for the cupcakes.

Eggs and butter are best at room temperature to get the best consistency and fluffiness.

Cacao is great to sieve before getting all the powder evenly in.

The amount of sugar substitute is to your liking. If you feel it is not sweet enough, just add more. Or less if too sweet for you.

Chocolate Keto Cupcakes ingredients
ingredients needed

Second step: Mix all ingredients

First, mix eggs with sweetener inside a mixing bowl until a fluffy, creamy consistency is achieved.

Subsequently, add all of the remaining ingredients and mix them all together thoroughly into a batter.

I usually use only a hand mixer since this recipe makes only 6 cupcakes, which is much easier.

But if I double the recipe or triple for a party, I would take out my big Kenwood kitchen machine.

keto chocolate cupcakes beeing mixed
Adding cacao in

Third step: Pour into the cupcake liners

Once thoroughly mixed, pour the cupcake batter into the cupcake liners. I like to use a single silicone type inside the cupcake baking sheet. But you can use any muffin tins, paper, or silicone, or jut pour it directly into the baking sheet.

Fourth step: Bake

Bake for 10 minutes, and all is done.

Once baked, keep it on the kitchen counter and let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting or icing. Otherwise, the frosting will melt.

If in a hurry, you can pop the cupcakes into the fridge for a few minutes.

Chocolate Keto Cupcakes pouerd in the silicon muffin molds
baking cupcakes

Low carb cupcakes, cream cheese frosting

I have combined cream cheese with Nutella for this recipe to achieve an even more chocolatey taste to our perfect moist, fluffy and delicious keto chocolate cupcakes.

Fifth step: Warm up Nutella

Because I have chosen for this recipe Suntella, I have warmed up the Nutella a bit to get a creamier consistency. That way, it was much easier for me to mix everything into a creamy smooth frosting.

I have not added extra sugar and kept the sweetness only from Nutella.

We do not like extra sweet desserts because the cupcakes are already sweet enough. Together with Nutella, that is more than enough sweetness for us.

Sixth step: Mix ingredients

Simply mix the two ingredients into a smooth consistency.

Depending on the chocolate spread you will be using, you might experience the icing being a bit liquid. In this case, just add more chocolate spread to achieve more thickness.

Chocolate Keto Cupcakes icing beeing mixed
preparing frosting

Seventh step: Place into the icing bag

Once you are happy with the consistency, scoop all the frosting into the piping bag with a tip of your choice. Place it into the fridge and let it cool fully and completely.

Chocolate Keto Cupcakes frosting inside the icing bag
filling up the piping bag

Eighth step: Pipe

When you are ready to serve, prepare the cooled cupcakes and remove the chocolate frosting from the fridge.

In circular motions, cover the whole top of the muffin with frosting and serve. No need to worry about what the tops of the cupcakes look like. It is all covered.

Chocolate Keto Cupcakes filling the icing bag
ready to frost

Tips for baking keto cupcakes

  • Liners – For the cupcakes liners, use the ones you prefer the most. I like the silicone type because they never stick and are easier to take out once baked.
  • Baking tray – I also prefer to place the silicone molds directly into the baking cupcake tray for a uniform shape. The baking form will prevent cupcakes from spreading in different directions.
  • Sweetener – I have already baked those cupcakes with various sweeteners, and they all came out perfect.
  • Frosting too thick – add a bit of heavy cream or almond milk and whisk.
Chocolate Keto Cupcakes frosting them
frosting cupcakes

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Cacao vs cocoa powder

Depending on your Cacao or Cocoa brand, the color might change slightly.

Cacao, for example is a bit lighter and reddish compared to Cocoa, which is fully dark.

These easy keto chocolate cupcakes are perfect with cocoa powder if you plan Halloween. Remember to use our Halloween sprinkles to finish the decoration.

Chocolate Keto Cupcake on a black tray
almond flour chocolate cupcakes

Ho to make keto cupcakes for one?

Did you know that if you half this recipe, you can accomplish one single serving of a keto mug chocolate cupcake?

Even though I have a particular recipe for a chocolate mug cake, it is different.

Keto chocolate mug cake for 1

Simply mix it all, place it into one of your oven-proof mugs and bake it as you usually would. There you go.

Your chocolate cupcakes in a mug are born.

Chocolate Keto Cupcakes on a baking tray
low carb chocolate cupcakes
How to frost cupcakes with a piping bag?

As I have used a piping bag in my recipe, the whole process is described above. A piping bag is the easiest way to get a quick and beautifully tailored frosting on cupcakes.

How to store low carb chocolate cupcakes?

Once baked, we usually finish them in about an hour.

But, if you want to store them, I suggest an airtight container inside the refrigerator.

How long are keto chocolate cupcakes good for?

Stored in the fridge, they are perfect for 3 to 4 days.

Chocolate Keto Cupcakes on a white stand
keto chocolate cupcakes

How to freeze keto cupcakes with almond flour?

Freezing cupcakes are a great idea, as you have them ready whenever you are in a hurry. Wrap each cupcake individually in plastic wrap. You can also place them in the container and straight into the freezer.

I suggest skipping the frosting as it will not hold correctly after defrosting. You can whip up a fresh one in minutes.

Then every time you need a bite, just take as many pieces as you need and enjoy.

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Yield: 6

Keto Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Almond Flour

Chocoalte Low Carb cupcakes with Nutella frosting.

Our Keto Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Almond Flour and Low Carb Nutella Frosting is Extra Moist and Soft like no other. Learn How To Make Easy Keto Cupcakes with only 1 gram of Net Carb in just a Few Minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Instructions

Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 Celsius or 400 Fahrenheit
  2. Prepare all of your ingredients for the cupcakes.
  3. First, mix eggs with sweetener inside a mixing bowl until a fluffy, creamy consistency is achieved. Subsequently, add all of the remaining ingredients and mix them all together thoroughly into a batter.
  4. Once thoroughly mixed, pour the cupcake batter into the cupcake liners. I like to use a single silicone type inside the cupcake baking sheet. But you can use any muffin tins, paper, or silicone, or jut pour it directly into the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, and all is done. Once baked, keep it on the kitchen counter and let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting or icing. Otherwise, the frosting will melt.

Low carb cupcakes, cream cheese frosting

  1. Because I have chosen for this recipe Suntella, I have warmed up the Nutella a bit to get a creamier consistency. That way, it was much easier for me to mix everything into a creamy smooth frosting.
  2. Simply mix the two ingredients into a smooth consistency.
  3. Once you are happy with the consistency, scoop all the frosting into the piping bag with a tip of your choice. Place it into the fridge and let it cool fully and completely.
  4. When you are ready to serve, prepare the cooled cupcakes and remove the chocolate frosting from the fridge. In circular motions, cover the whole top of the muffin with frosting and serve.

Notes

  • Liners - For the cupcakes liners, use the ones you prefer the most. I like the silicone type because they never stick and are easier to take out once baked.
  • Baking tray - I also prefer to place the silicone molds directly into the baking cupcake tray for a uniform shape. The baking form will prevent cupcakes from spreading in different directions.
  • Sweetener - I have already baked those cupcakes with various sweeteners, and they all came out perfect.
  • Frosting too thick - add a bit of heavy cream or almond milk and whisk.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 294Total Fat 26gCarbohydrates 5gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 8g

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First Published: August 02, 2019
Last Updated: November 09, 2022

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Rita Misich

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

These cupcakes are fabulous. They are firm but soft. They do not crumble like so many other recipes. Also the fact that the recipe makes only 6 iS great. I'm a widow and 6 is just perfect. Thank you.

Zuzana

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

I am so happy you are enjoying them Rita.

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These are gorgeous, can't believe they are Keto! The frosting looks vey drool worthy! Am baking these over the weekend - can't wait!

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dear Hope,

I am so happy to get you inspired by this lovely recipe. It will be so worth it.

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