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These beautiful keto cupcakes are the perfect treat for Mother’s Day, Birthdays or any celebration that you want a moist and delicious treat!

Keto Cupcakes

These delightful keto cupcakes are perfect for any celebration, especially if that celebration is Mother’s Day, Birthday, or …. ok, fine, I was right – ANY celebration!

Not only are these light and fluffy but they are incredibly moist and tasty.

As I’m writing this (April 2020), we are, well, let’s just say limited in what we do and where we go. I just spent my April birthday stuck at home as well.

SO…. I decided that I wanted a really special keto Mother’s Day treat for all the moms still stuck at home. But why stop there? These pastel and beautiful keto cupcakes are so good that you’ll want to eat them EVERY day!

Keto Cupcakes

How to Make Keto Cupcakes

Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the cake, and blend on high until smooth and creamy.

Keto Cupcakes Ingredients

Place cupcake liners in the sections of a muffin tin, and fill each one almost to the top.

Keto Cupcakes Ingredients

Bake for 20-25 minutes until browned and cooked through completely.

Let the cupcakes cool to room temperature.

Icing

Add all the ingredients for the icing to a mixing bowl, and blend until smooth and fluffy.

Keto Cupcakes Icing Ingredients

Separate the icing into 3 separate bowls, and place a few drops of different food coloring into each bowl. Stir to combine.

Keto Cupcakes Icing Ingredients

Add spoonfuls of each of the colored icings to a piping bag or decorator tool, and pipe the icing onto the top of the cupcakes. The colors will meld as you pipe the icing.

Keto Cupcakes

What Makes Keto Cupcakes Fluffy?

There are 2 basic keys to fluffy cupcakes:

  1. Cool and/or room temperature ingredients. Do NOT melt the butter or cream cheese. Let them come to room temperature naturally.
  2. Don’t overmix. Mix long enough for the ingredients to blend well, but don’t overdo it!
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Keto Sweeteners

I used to specify which sweeteners to use, but I now simply say “low carb sweetener” because most of the traditional keto sweeteners are relatively interchangeable.

Erythritol – Erythritol is the base for many keto sweeteners. You can use it on its own, or buy a mix.

Lakanto Monkfruit – This particular blend has monkfruit as well as erythritol. I really like the two blended together.

Swerve – Swerve is most erythritol as well, but has some additional flavoring.

Whatever you choose, it will all work out just fine!

Keto Cupcakes

How to Store Keto Cupcakes

I would recommend storing the keto cupcakes in a tall, airtight container. You don’t want to the top of the container to smush the top of the cupcakes.

Once in the container, store in the refrigerator to keep nice and cool.

Can I Make These Cupcakes Ahead of Time?

Yes! You can make the cupcakes the night before and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Then you can make the frosting before serving if you prefer!

Keto Cupcakes

Other Keto Desserts From The Keto Option

Keto Red Velvet Cupcakes

Keto Banana Cream Pie

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Keto Cupcakes

Keto Cupcakes

These beautiful keto cupcakes are the perfect treat for Mother's Day, Birthdays or any celebration that you want a moist and delicious treat!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

Cake

Icing

  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter, unsalted and softened
  • 1/3 cup low carb sweetener
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Safe food coloring

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the cake, and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Place cupcake liners in the sections of a muffin tin, and fill each one almost to the top.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until browned and cooked through completely.
  5. Let the cupcakes cool to room temperature.

Icing

  1. Add all the ingredients for the icing to a mixing bowl, and blend until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Separate the icing into 3 separate bowls, and place a few drops of different food coloring into each bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Add spoonfuls of each of the colored icings to a piping bag or decorator tool, and pipe the icing onto the top of the cupcakes. The colors will meld as you pipe the icing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 277mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!

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