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37 Keto Cupcake Recipes – Best On The Planet

Louise Hendon | June 22
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Believe it or not, cupcakes have been around for centuries. Apparently, the first mention of “a light cake to be baked in small cups” was in American Cookery, in 1796.

Since then they’ve become a staple we love to enjoy at birthday parties, baby showers or even as a wedding cake. But what happens when you go Keto? Do you have to say goodbye to cupcakes, for good?

Definitely not! While the common cupcake is usually filled with sugar, gluten, and possibly other non-keto ingredients, with a few tweaks you can create a cupcake that perfectly fits your ketogenic lifestyle.

And if you follow the recipes on this list, your “ketofied” cupcake will outshine the regular recipes you used to make!

How to Sweeten Your Keto Cupcakes Without Sugar

No-one wants a bland cupcake and, fortunately, there are plenty of options when it comes to keto-friendly sweeteners.

One of the most commonly used is erythritol, but if you can’t find it or would rather use something else, have a look at our list of keto sugars here.

Here are just a few of the Keto Cupcake Recipes we’ve included:

If you click or tap any of the links above, it will instantly take you to the recipe below. Or download the entire list by clicking on the green button below.

Dairy Free Keto Cupcakes

Keto Carrot Cupcakes with Coconut Cashew Frosting

– Keto Summit

Keto Carrot Cupcakes with Coconut Cashew Frosting

Ingredients: eggs, erythritol, carrots, vanilla extract, almond flour, flax meal, shredded coconut, walnuts, ghee, coconut oil, baking powder, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, apple cider vinegar, nutmeg, salt, cashew cheese, coconut cream, stevia.

Anyone who has ever eaten carrot cake will know that the secret to perfection lies in the spices. With the warming, flavor enhancing ginger and cinnamon, these little cupcakes would make a great low carb addition to a party, served as a dessert or given to a friend as a gift – ideal for a sweet tooth!

Paleo Cupcakes with Almond Flour

– Low Carb Yum

Paleo Cupcakes with Almond Flour

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, sea salt, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract, baking soda, coconut cream, liquid stevia, fresh raspberries.

If you have had problems baking with coconut flour before and need guidance with the flour to liquid ratios, I recommend that you try a delicious recipe like this so you can get it right every time. These keto and paleo cupcakes are so pretty with their lovely golden color and light and creamy raspberry frosting and you will be amazed to learn that they are dairy and gluten free too.

Easy Coconut Flour Cupcakes

– Ditch the Carbs

Easy Coconut Flour Cupcakes

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: butter, coconut flour, granulated sweetener of choice, vanilla, baking powder, eggs, raspberries (fresh or frozen).

Whether you are making these delicious cupcakes for a party or as a family snack with your afternoon cuppa, you will find this recipe gives a lovely result! The cupcakes are soft and sweet, and they look amazing studded with the raspberries. I these are for a grain and gluten free celebration, you could add a keto topping, but they are great just as they are.

Keto Lemon & Raspberry Cupcakes

– Keto Diet App

Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, vanilla powder or sugar-free vanilla extract, baking soda, eggs, coconut oil, salt, lemon zest, lemon juice, fresh raspberries, water, unsweetened coconut yogurt.

In this great cupcake recipe, you have the lovely combination of sweet raspberry complemented by the sharp and tangy lemon, giving these treats a fantastic flavor! This is a low carb and gluten free recipe that makes great cupcakes to serve with your coffee, but the recipe can also be increased and turned into a loaf instead!

Strawberry Protein Cupcakes

– Maria Mind Body Health

Ingredients: almond flour, Jay Robb egg white protein powder, Swerve, coconut oil, cream of tartar, natural strawberry extract, eggs, baking powder.

This great recipe is a sneaky way to get more protein into your family without them even noticing! After all, who doesn’t love a strawberry cupcake!! These gluten free and low carb cakes are sweet and tasty, and covered with the type of frosting that we all love to dive into! To change the flavor, just use a different extract – raspberry works well!

Low Carb Lemon Cupcakes

– OMG Keto Yum

Ingredients: blanched almond flour, Golden Monkfruit Extract, olive oil, eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract, xanthan gum (omit), Lemon Essential Oil, lemon rind, coconut milk, powdered erythritol, unflavored gelatin, cacao butter.

When you first see a cake recipe that uses oil, it can raise a few eyebrows, but wait till you try it! The oil can be used as a substitute for dairy in many, many recipes! These low carb cupcakes are moist and tasty, and have a denser texture than some, which helps support the tangy, zingy lemon frosting. Perfect with a keto coffee!

Vanilla Cupcakes

– Wink Frozen Desserts

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot flour (omit), baking soda, salt, stevia extract, coconut oil, vanilla extract, eggs.

With this great low carb, gluten and dairy free recipe, you have the choice of cupcakes or a whole cake to serve for dessert. This is a simple recipe, perfect for letting the little ones help, and the choice of frosting can be totally up to you. You can also add in some fresh berries for extra sweetness and texture – just have fun!

Coconut Butter Keto Cupcakes

– Sugarless Crystals

Ingredients: blanched almond flour, coconut flour, granulated sweetener, baking powder, salt, coconut butter, unsalted butter, liquid stevia, coconut extract, coconut flavor, eggs, unsweetened coconut.

If your family love coconut, then here is the perfect treat for you! Soft and fluffy cupcakes with the flavor of coconut and the added texture of the shreds on top. This recipe is low carb and gluten free, and gives you the option to go dairy free too if you use coconut oil instead of butter.

Coconut Cupcakes

– Preheat to 350˚

Ingredients: eggs, coconut oil, almond meal, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, coconut milk, xylitol or erythritol, full-fat coconut milk, flaked or shredded unsweetened coconut.

This recipe makes 18 cupcakes, so would be perfect for a larger family or for a celebration. These gluten and dairy free cakes are soft and tasty, and can be frosted to make them look amazing too. One of the benefits of using almond meal is that you can’t overwork the batter like you can with wheat flour, so this is a failsafe option!

Sugar-Free Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

– Wholesome Yum

Ingredients: blanched almond flour, erythritol, gluten-free baking powder, egg, butter, vanilla extract, raspberry extract, raspberries, unsweetened almond milk.

One of the benefits of this recipe is that you are ready to put the cakes in the oven in under 15 minutes! This is a quick and easy recipe that gives you super tasty, fruity cupcakes without the extra carbs and gluten. The texture is light and fluffy, and they are studded with berries to give extra moistness and flavor. Yum!

Keto Chocolate Cupcakes

Keto Brownie Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

– Keto Summit

Keto Brownie Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Ingredients: coconut cream (spooned off 2 cans of coconut milk), erythritol + stevia, vanilla extract, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, almond milk, almond flour, baking powder, unsweetened cacao powder, walnuts.

If you are finding it a challenge to find treats that are compliant with the keto way of eating, why not try this delicious recipe? You have the size of a cupcake, but with a brownie base, all topped with a deliciously smooth frosting. If you are avoiding nuts, or packing these in a lunchbox for school, you could use berries instead for a delicious topping.

Keto Red Velvet Cupcakes with Coconut Cashew Cheese Frosting

– Keto Summit

Keto Red Velvet Cupcakes with Coconut Cashew Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, eggs, beet, sweetener, unsweetened cacao powder, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, salt, cashew cheese, coconut cream, erythritol or stevia.

Like their name suggests, these cakes are the keto version of a rich and indulgent treat we would normally associate with a ton of carbs, calories and artificial nonsense. So here is the perfect keto version that you can use for desserts, or even as a cake for a birthday or celebration. Keto people can celebrate too!

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes w/ Mocha Frosting (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes w/ Mocha Frosting (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, eggs, vanilla extract, almond milk, shredded zucchini, almond flour, coconut flour, granulated sugar substitute, premium cocoa powder, xanthan gum (omit), salt, baking powder, mascarpone cheese, Swerve Confectioners, coffee extract, heavy whipping cream.

In this delicious recipe, the cupcakes have a soft and moist texture because of the zucchini, but you can’t taste it in the end result, so no one will ever know there is sneaky veg in your cakes! The recipe is gluten free and low in carbs, but if you buy a good quality coca powder, the richness of the chocolate makes these a winner!

Chocolate Low Carb Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Chocolate Low Carb Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, low carb sweetener or baking sweetener of choice, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, coconut oil, egg, vanilla extract, zucchini, butter, cream cheese, Nutilight or other hazelnut chocolate spread, heavy cream.

Here is another clever cupcake recipe that uses zucchini to give a light but moist texture to the cakes. These taste luxurious and indulgent, even though they are sugar and gluten free, but if this is for a celebration, you could indulge and use regular Nutella. You can also double the recipe and bake it as a whole cake instead.

Low Carb Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes

– Peace, Love & Low Carb

Low Carb Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, organic cocoa powder, granular erythritol, aluminum free baking powder, eggs, coconut milk, coffee extract, pure vanilla extract, salted grass fed butter, sugar free chocolate chips.

Whether you need to eat keto for a reason, or just prefer the healthier options, now and then we all need a chocolate treat, so it’s nice to know we can enjoy these cakes without breaking all the carb rules! These little cakes are rich in flavor and texture, with that little kick of coffee to ramp up the chocolate flavor. So good!

Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Frosting

– Beauty and the Foodie

Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Frosting

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: coconut flour, erythritol (like Swerve), baking soda, butter or ghee or coconut oil, cocoa powder or cacao powder, water, eggs, unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk, apple cider vinegar, GF vanilla extract, raspberries, coconut cream, lemon juice, liquid stevia.

This is such a helpful recipe as it gives you a basic cupcake recipe, but with options listed to make them low carb or dairy free. These great cupcakes have a fudgy consistency and are a lovely blend of raspberry and chocolate. They are a winner in our house for dessert or as a snack, but as they have no nuts, they are safe for school too.

Chocolate Keto Blender Cupcakes

– Keto Diet App

Ingredients: raw cocoa powder, almond flour, Erythritol or Swerve, butter or ghee or coconut oil, full-fat canned coconut cream, eggs, gluten-free baking powder, vanilla seeds or sugar-free vanilla extract, sea salt, 90% dark chocolate, palm shortening.

This is one of the fastest and simplest cupcake recipes you will find because you just toss all the ingredients together in a blender, then pour the batter into the molds! The hardest bit about this keto recipe is waiting till the cupcakes are cold to add the frosting! If you have a little craving for something indulgent, then look no further!

Cookie Dough Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– Maria Mind Body Health

Ingredients: coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, Swerve, baking soda, cinnamon, unsweetened almond milk, coconut oil or butter, eggs, vanilla, cream cheese, almond milk, vanilla extract, ChocoPerfection Bars.

Now be honest; wasn’t it just the best when you were allowed to lick the cookie dough out of the bowl?! Well, now we are grownups, we can still indulge a bit with these amazing keto chocolate cupcakes with cookie dough frosting! Ad because these are low carb and keto friendly, you don’t have to feel guilty at all!

Keto Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting! (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Connect

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, erythritol, baking powder, baking soda, pink Himalayan salt, eggs, butter, liquid stevia, red food coloring/natural food coloring, vanilla extract, distilled white vinegar, cream cheese, heavy cream.

Here is another clever recipe that can be used to bake cupcakes or a whole cake to slice and serve to guests. With the traditional red velvet base and a super smooth and creamy frosting, this keto cake could become your go-to for celebrations and birthdays. It does contain dairy, so this is a treat, not a daily intake!

Vegan Keto Cupcakes

– My Sweet Keto

Ingredients: ripe avocado, coconut oil, coconut flour, cocoa powder, erythritol, stevia extract, baking soda, salt, hot water, instant coffee caffeinated or decaf, 90% dark chocolate vegan.

This delicious recipe uses avocado in the cake mix to ensure a moist and rich cake, but it also features in the frosting, giving it a velvety richness. There is also some coffee in the cake mix which gives a mocha flavor as a change form traditional chocolate. These cupcakes would be a great gift for a vegan friend!

Chocolate Coconut Flour Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream (Contains Dairy)

– All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients: butter, cocoa powder, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut flour, baking powder, Swerve Sweetener, salt, unsweetened almond milk, hot water, instant espresso powder or instant coffee, whipping cream, cream cheese.

If you like the classic combination of chocolate and coffee, then these amazing cupcakes would be the treat for you! There is coffee in the actual cake mix, but the star of the show is the espresso buttercream, which is rich and indulgent and no one will ever know these are keto treats!

Other Keto Cupcakes

Keto Salted Lime Margarita Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– Wicked Stuffed

Keto Salted Lime Margarita Cupcakes

Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed

Ingredients: butter, vanilla extract, egg, lime juice, baking powder, Steviva Blends, lime zest, almond flour, cream cheese.

If you are in the habit of celebrating Cinco de Mayo, or you like to treat your friends and family to a Mexican themed dinner party, then here is the ultimate dessert for that authentic flavor! This is a keto friendly recipe but because it involves dairy, we recommend you use this once in a while to keep things within the keto limits.

Mini Keto Blueberry Cheesecakes (Contains Dairy)

– Peace, Love & Low Carb

Mini Keto Blueberry Cheesecakes (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: almond flour, erythritol, salted butter, cream cheese, eggs, lemon extract, vanilla extract, Swerve, frozen blueberries.

Mini foods are a great help if you have a problem with portion size, especially if you are trying to lose weight, as they are ready-formed into individual desserts. You don’t have to use the blueberry topping listed here, but I think it makes these cheesecakes look even more appealing, and you just know you will get a real fruity hit from the berries. This is a low carb recipe that is keto friendly.

Strawberry Mug Cake (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Strawberry Mug Cake (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, granulated sugar substitute, almond flour, coconut flour, egg, pureed strawberries, baking powder, vanilla extract, salt, heavy whipping cream.

These low carb mug cakes are so quick and easy that you could rustle some up in a matter of minutes! You can either use mugs or paper cases to cook them in and it doesn’t even matter if they turn out a bit on the ‘rustic’ side because you are going to top them with a dollop of cream topping and a slice of strawberry! Perfect for a party or as a gift for a friend!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Connect

Ingredients: coconut oil, vanilla extract, erythritol, coconut flour, butter, Pink Himalayan Salt, cream cheese, sour cream, heavy whipping cream, 100% pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, egg.

With the golden topping and rich, buttery base, these cheesecake cupcakes would make a fantastic low carb alternative to pumpkin pie. These delicious dessert bites are low in carbs and calories, but really intense in flavor if you let them cool completely, or even store them overnight.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: unsalted butter, cream cheese, Sukrin Gold, pumpkin puree, eggs, heavy cream, Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract, Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Extract, stevia glycerite, coconut flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, heavy cream, Sukrin Icing Sugar (or Swerve Confectioners).

Pumpkin spice adds a wonderful warming flavor to these low carb cupcakes and there is no need to wait till fall to enjoy them. The spices make a lovely contrast to the coffee flavor, and these can be enjoyed any time. Baking with coconut flour can be a bit tricky, so the best advice we can give is to follow recipes like this one exactly for the best results.

Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins [Cupcakes] – (Contains Dairy)

– My Keto Kitchen

Ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, Natvia, eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, poppy seeds, lemon zest, lemon juice, butter, Natvia Icing Mix, heavy cream.

I have always loved lemon cakes, in whatever shape or size, and this is one of my favorite recipes of all time! The cakes are quick and easy to prepare, and the fresh and zingy frosting lifts these delicious low carb treats to a whole new level. As a flavor option, you could also try adding some raspberry extract.

Raspberry Cream Cheese Mug Cupcake (Contains Dairy)

– Modern Low Carb

Ingredients: butter, almond flour, egg, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, baking powder, almond extract, cream cheese, raspberries, salt.

If you have been looking for a low carb dessert or snack and have been disappointed, then try this recipe for a cupcake made in a cup! It has a buttery, spongy texture and has a fruity hit from the raspberries that is complemented by the creamy frosting. One important thing to remember is that microwaving or baking berries can leave them super-hot, so if these are for the youngsters, let them cool a bit first!

Sugar-free Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: cream cheese, heavy cream, Sukrin Icing Sugar (or Swerve Confectioners), butter, Sukrin :1 (or Swerve Granulated), vanilla extract, LorAnn Lemon Oil, lemon zest, Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, lemon juice.

I just love lemon cake and was delighted with the way these delicious sugar free cupcakes taste, even without the creamy frosting! These would make a lovely dish to serve at a celebration, but they would make a great dessert after a main meal as the lemon acts as a palate cleanser and the light and fluffy texture will not be too filling. To make them look even better, sprinkle a little grated zest on the top!

Low-Carb Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– Real Balanced

Ingredients: unsalted butter, cream cheese, eggs, unsweetened cocoa powder, classic monk fruit sweetener, strawberry extract, espresso powder, coconut flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, fresh strawberries.

Chocolate and strawberries have traditionally made a great partnership, and in these indulgent cupcakes they give the taste of luxury! Modern fruit extracts are so much better at giving you the natural fruit flavor, and although this recipe is grain and gluten free, these cakes could be used for celebrations or as a special treat.

Keto Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting (Contains Dairy)

– Green and Keto

Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, flaxmeal, baking powder, salt, butter, eggs, erythritol, vanilla extract, heavy cream, butter.

This great recipe would be ideal for anyone who loves a plain vanilla sponge, instead of adding chocolate or fruit. Topped with a rich and creamy buttercream frosting, these cakes would be great for a low carb dessert, especially after a heavier main course. To avoid sticking, either spray the liners with oil or use silicon cups.

Churro Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– This Mom’s Menu

Ingredients: almond flour, vanilla protein powder, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, butter, sweetener, eggs, vanilla extract, heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla.

As churros are typically really high in carbs, us keto people need to leave well alone, but there is no need for us to miss out on flavor – these cupcakes are really close to the real thing, thanks to the use of the cinnamon sweetener layer under the frosting. These would be great for Cinco de Mayo, or just as a special dessert for the family.

Keto Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– My PCOS Kitchen

Ingredients: unsweetened pumpkin puree, whey protein isolate, almond flour, Lakanto Golden Sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda, ground ginger, cardamon powder, nutmeg, ground cloves, refined coconut oil (or butter, ghee, lard, shortening, avocado oil), apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar, lemon juice), cream cheese, heavy cream, powdered erythritol, stevia powder (or monk fruit powder), vanilla essence (or vanilla bean).

The stars of this low carb and gluten free keto cupcake recipe are the spices! They really lift the flavor to a whole new level! You are using cinnamon, ginger and allspice, which together, give the cupcakes a richer, more well -developed taste. These would be perfect for your next Halloween party!

Sour Cream Vanilla Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– Joy Filled Eats

Ingredients: butter, Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet, eggs, vanilla, sour cream, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt.

This is one of those clever, helpful basic recipes for vanilla cupcakes that you can jazz up with different flavors or frostings, add berries to or add in some coffee powder and cocoa to make mocha buns. These cakes freeze really well before frosting, so you can batch cook them and keep a bag in the freezer to thaw when you need them.

Keto Coconut Flour Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– Hey Keto Mama

Ingredients: coconut flour, butter, erythritol, baking powder, vanilla extract, coconut cream, cream cheese, eggs.

With their light and golden color, these great cupcakes would look great served at a coffee morning or even a kid’s party. They have a light but moist texture that bites just like a good sponge cake, and you have the option to decorate them however you like. I have tried these with a keto lemon frosting sprinkled with toasted coconut shreds and it was delicious!

Keto Coconut Raspberry Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– Divalicious Recipes

Ingredients: coconut flour, butter, baking powder, salt, desiccated coconut unsweetened, low carb sweetener, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut milk, raspberries, heavy/whipping cream, cream cheese.

Coconut and raspberry together are a great combo in a keto cake, so why not try these delicious little cupcakes with their hidden fruity gems inside! The sponge is light and fluffy and the creamy, dreamy frosting is as smooth as silk! If you choose to, you can dip the cakes in desiccated coconut, but I prefer the velvety texture.

Low Carb Keto Strawberry Poke Cupcakes (Contains Dairy)

– Resolution Eats

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, unsalted butter, cream cheese, Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder, Sugar Free Strawberry Jello, boiling water, heavy whipping cream.

If you have never had poke cakes because you don’t live in the USA, they are basically cupcakes that are baked and then infused with melted jelly and allowed to set in the fridge. This recipe gives you the keto version! The topping here is simply whipped cream, but you could make them look pretty by adding a fresh berry on top.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.