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The Best Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes

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Sugar-free, gluten-free, and low-carb chocolate cupcakes! Basic ingredients and easy enough for a weeknight treat! Only 1 net carb per cupcake.

Sugar free, gluten free, and low carb chocolate cupcakes! Basic ingredients and easy enough for a weeknight treat! Only 1 net carb per cupcake.

In my world, chocolate is magical! I have had a love affair with chocolate since a young age.

As much as I love my ketogenic lifestyle, it did not make me magically stop loving chocolate. I don’t crave sugar like I used to but I still want chocolate treats, specifically chocolate cupcakes.

Sugar free, gluten free, and low carb chocolate cupcakes! Basic ingredients and easy enough for a weeknight treat! Only 1 net carb per cupcake.

So, what’s a girl to do? The answer is to make Keto-friendly chocolate recipes! And that, friends, is where these sinfully delicious chocolate cupcakes come in!  

These cupcakes are moist, extra chocolatey, and very easy to whip up! The coffee in this recipe doesn’t give these a mocha flavor but amplifies the chocolate flavor.

Sugar free, gluten free, and low carb chocolate cupcakes! Basic ingredients and easy enough for a weeknight treat! Only 1 net carb per cupcake.

Serve it with my Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting or my Chocolate Fudge Frosting  (from my classic yellow cake recipe).  

You can use this recipe for a 9″ layer cake, cupcakes, and whatever else your heart desires!

I opted for cupcakes because they’re fun and easy to pack in my sweet daughter’s lunch box!

Sugar free, gluten free, and low carb chocolate cupcakes! Basic ingredients and easy enough for a weeknight treat! Only 1 net carb per cupcake.

A few notes about this recipe:

1. Make sure your coffee is strong! It will not make your cake taste like coffee but it will enhance the chocolate flavor tenfold. If you’re using a Keurig (does anyone brew coffee the old-fashioned way anymore?), there’s normally a button that says “strong” that will let you brew it stronger than normal.

2. To keep the carb count low enough for keto and to make these a small treat, I divided the batter into 24 small cupcakes. If you want a full-size cupcake, see note #3, and double the macros.

3. I used a medium-sized cookie scoop to divide out my batter. 2 scoops were for the larger cupcakes and 1 scoop was for the smaller cupcake.

4. Use silicone cupcake liners for the best results!

The Best Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes

The Best Sugar Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Sugar-free, gluten-free, and low-carb chocolate cupcakes! Basic ingredients and easy enough for a weeknight treat! Only 1 net carb per keto cupcake.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sweetener
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 oz strong coffee

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer with the whisk attachment, combine dry ingredients on low to whisk out lumps.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each.
  4. Add butter, vanilla extract, and coffee, and whisk well.
  5. Divide batter equally between 24 muffin liners. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick, comes out clean.

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Kay

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

Your recipe is very difficult to read.

Adrienne Janes

Sunday 7th of February 2021

I need to know the size of the cupcake pans and the measure. It is important as I want to make these for a newly diagnosed diabetic toddler.

Anna Hunley

Monday 8th of February 2021

A standard 12 cup muffin pan is used in this recipe.

Annie

Monday 7th of December 2020

Can this be made with coconut flour? Have someone with nut allergies and they can’t have almond flour.

Anna Hunley

Monday 7th of December 2020

Unfortunately coconut flour and almond flour are not equivalent substitutes. You would need a nut free recipe. Thankfully today, there are many options out there!

Kristi lopez

Monday 20th of July 2020

any cocoa powder you'd suggest to use??

Anna Hunley

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

Any unsweetened cocoa powder will work fine.

Teresa

Monday 27th of April 2020

I REALLY don't like coffee and hate to try this recipe and find out I can still taste the coffee Can I just use hot water w/o the coffee, as I'm assuming this liquid is needed?

Anna Hunley

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Coffee simply amplifies the cocoa flavor. You can Google that for more information. I cannot say that replacing with water will yield the same taste and that they'll be as chocolatey tasting. Feel free to try but just know I can't guarantee results. :)

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