If you’re looking for a spooky treat, you have to try these Keto chocolate ghost cupcakes for Halloween! Festive, delicious, and oh-so-simple to make.
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Keto Chocolate Ghost Cupcakes for Halloween
I just love Halloween. I get to eat pumpkin everything, the cob webs around my house become "decorations," and it's the perfect time to break out all my favorite Keto-friendly dessert recipes!
Of course, I always have to make a batch of these Keto chocolate ghost cupcakes for Halloween. They're so festive, so cute, and oh-so-simple to whip up. Win-win-win.
The trick is to pipe the buttercream frosting on top of the cupcake in the shape of a little ghost body. After that, add some candy eyes, and you have yourself Keto Halloween cupcakes!
I haven't found sugar-free candy eyes yet, so I usually just add them for decoration, then take them off before I eat mine. You're welcome to discard yours like I do, or leave them on if it fits your version of Keto.
Either way, everyone will be RAVING about how cute these cupcakes are! Seriously, they're the hit of every Halloween party. Best of all, they're so delicious, no one ever believes they're low-carb.
Are Chocolate Cupcakes Keto-Friendly?
Of course, the answer is going to depend on where you get the cupcakes and what ingredients are used. However, in most cases, the answer is probably going to be no.
Traditional cupcake recipes rely heavily on flour and sugar. As you might imagine, this drives the carb and sugar content up pretty quickly.
A Midnight Magic cupcake from Gigi's Cupcakes, for example, has a whopping 103 grams of net carbohydrates! That also includes 87 grams of sugar. Even a small portion could potentially kick you out of ketosis.
These Keto Halloween cupcakes, on the other hand, clock in at just 4 net carbs per serving. That's a pretty dramatic difference.
That's why I always recommend skipping the store-bought desserts and making your own right at home. That way, you can have your (cup)cake and eat it, too... no blood sugar spike necessary!
Variations For These Keto Chocolate Cupcakes
There are so many ways to get creative with cupcakes. If you're craving one of these little treats, you don't have to wait for October!
Looking for a Christmas-themed dessert? Just add a few drops of green food coloring to the icing and pipe on little Christmas trees! You could even add sugar-free sprinkles as the ornaments.
How about a romantic Valentine's Day dessert? Pink frosting on top of chocolate cupcakes is the perfect way to surprise that special someone.
Of course, you can always just leave off the candy eyes and enjoy these little cupcakes any time of year. After all, you can never go wrong combining chocolate and buttercream.
Can You Store Keto Chocolate Ghost Cupcakes?
You bet! Just place your cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator, then enjoy within five days or so.
If you're prepping your cupcakes ahead of time and want your ghosts to look their best, I recommend storing the cupcakes and frosting separately. Then, right before you're ready to serve, pipe on the ghosts and add the eyes.
How To Make Keto Chocolate Ghost Cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, eggs, sugar substitute, baking powder, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, heavy whipping cream, and butter.
Blend until a smooth batter has formed.
Fill 6 cupcake liners ⅔ of the way full with the batter.
Bake for 20 minutes, then let the cupcakes cool to room temperature.
Mix together one batch of vanilla buttercream icing.
Using a piping bag, ice the cupcakes in a swirl design to resemble the body of a ghost.
Place two candy eyes on the front of each cupcake’s icing (you can remove the eyes before eating to keep the recipe truly keto friendly).
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- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour, eggs, sugar substitute, baking powder, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, heavy whipping cream, and butter.
- Blend until a smooth batter has formed.
- Fill 6 cupcake liners ⅔ of the way full with the batter.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then let the cupcakes cool to room temperature.
- Mix together one batch of vanilla buttercream icing.
- Using a piping bag, ice the cupcakes in a swirl design to resemble the body of a ghost.
- Place two candy eyes on the front of each cupcake’s icing (you can remove the eyes before eating to keep the recipe truly keto friendly).
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 10g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
For the step-by-step version of this recipe, check out the How to Make Keto Chocolate Ghost Cupcakes Story.