Chocolate Cupcakes + Chocolate Buttercream

For the Cupcakes

  • (Makes 12)
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (I find sugar subs taste better with salted butter)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp swerve/granulated erythritol
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (or nut milk of your choice)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sweetener with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  4. Add vanilla and eggs. Beat on high until the mixture is fluffy and smooth. About 3 minutes.
  5. Gently mix in dry ingredients in two batches, alternating with milk.
  6. Spoon batter into cupcake pan (l recommend using liners, but I had no trouble removing the cupcakes from a nonstick pan without liners) and level with a spoon.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Let cool before frosting and enjoy!

For the Buttercream

  • 1 oz cream cheese at room temp
  • 1/4 cup salted butter at room temp
  • 2-4 tbsp powdered swerve (depending on how sweet you like your frosting)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8-1/4 cup heavy whipping cream.
  1. Using a hand/stand mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. beat on high until fluffy.
  2. Add powdered sweetener and mix on low until incorporated. Increase mixer speed to high and beat for about a minute.
  3. Add heavy cream and mix on low until incorporated. Increase mixer speed to high and beat until frosting has expanded in volume and holds it’s shape. About 2-3 minutes. Add more cream to adjust sweetness/consistency as desired. Be careful not to over-whip the frosting, it can separate.
  4. Transfer frosting to a pastry bag with a large star-tip and frost cupcakes.

Macros Per Cupcake

CupcakesFrostingCupcakes + Frosting
Net Carbs1.3g0.5g1.8g
Total Carbs3.5g0.7g4.2g

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