Keto Vanilla Cupcakes
Have your cake & eat it too!
Living a Keto lifestyle is sustainable even on your birthday with these delicious vanilla cupcakes.
I have paired them with a tangy lemon-lime frosting. These also taste great with my strawberry keto frosting, coconut keto frosting or vanilla peppermint keto frosting!
For sweetness, I've just used Stevia in this recipe. Stevia is my all time favorite "go-to" for a natural sweetener. My other favorite sugar substitute is a little known natural sweetener called Bocha Sweet. I often use a combination of these in recipes as I find it gives the best flavor.
What about Xylitol or Swerve? These cause some people GI distress which can be very uncomfortable. Therefore, you won't find these in many of my recipes.
67% fat ~ 15% net carb ~ 15% protein
Low Carb Vanilla Cupcakes (Keto & Grain Free)
- 6 Eggs Separated
- 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1/2 Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
- 2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Tsp Pure Almond Extract
- 20 Vanilla Stevia Drops
- 1/2 Cup Bocha Sweet
- 30 g Coconut Flour (1/4 cup) Superfine
- 112 g Almond Flour (1 Cup)
- 1/4 Tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp xanthan gum
- Pinch Salt
- 2 Tbsp Acacia Fiber Powder
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Prepare cupcake pan by using muffin liners or greasing.
- Separate egg whites and yolks carefuly.
- Whip cream of tartar and egg whites.
- Combine egg yolks, Heavy Whipping Cream, Water, Olive Oil, Vanilla Extract, Almond Extract, Stevia & Bocha Sweet.
- Mix the dry ingredients to the egg yolks mixture.
- Fold the egg white mixture to the egg yolks mixture.
- Scoop to a cupcake pan.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Warm all ingredients to slightly warmer than room temperature. Then, whip all the ingredients together until light and fluffy. Frost cupcakes once they are completely cooled.
Tips for Keto Vanilla Cupcakes
This is a very easy one-bowl keto cupcake recipe, but I do have one tip to share with you.
They release well and I feel good about using an unbleached product on my food. I'll link the brand I like below.
Substitutions in Keto Cupcakes
A note on Coconut Flour & Almond Flour
In this recipe (and in any keto baking recipe), you cannot substitute flours successfully without changing other aspects of the recipe. Coconut flour is highly absorbent and requires extra eggs. Almond flour is not absorbent and browns (and can burn) easily.
I highly recommend you follow the recipe exactly.
However, you can get away with switching out sweeteners in this recipe. It works well with a cup of Bocha Sweet instead of using the Stevia.
Ingredients for Vanilla Keto Cupcakes
Baking Powder without cornstarch!
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How To Make Low Carb Vanilla Cupcakes (Keto & Grain Free)
6 Eggs, Separated
1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
1/2 Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tsp Almond Extract
20 Drops Stevia
1/2 Cup Bocha Sweet
1/2 Cup (30g.) Coconut Flour
1 Cup (112g) Almond Flour
1/4 Tsp Cream of Tartar
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Xanthan Gum
Pinch of Salt
2 Tbsp Acacia Fiber
For the Frosting:
8 Ounces of Cream Cheese
4 Tbsp (1/2 Stick) Butter, Softened
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Bocha Sweet
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 Tsp Almond Extract
30 Drops Liquid Stevia
7 Drops Young Living Lemon Vitality Oil
7 Drops Young Living Lime Vitality Oil
Pinch of Salt
Separate egg whites and yolks carefully.
Whip cream of tartar and egg whites.
Mix the dry ingredients to the egg yolks mixture.
Fold the egg white mixture to the egg yolks mixture.
Scoop into to a lined cupcake pan.
Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
To Make the Keto Frosting:
Warm all ingredients to slightly warmer than room temperature. Whip all the ingredients together until light and fluffy.
Frost cupcakes once they are completely cooled.
Tara is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in whole body health & wellness through holistic principles. Her passion is creating low-carb, grain-free, keto-friendly recipes and helping others learn the whole-body benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle.
When she isn't creating recipes in the kitchen, you can find her hanging with her kids, immersed in a good book, traveling with her husband, attending various educational conferences or just relaxing with her four cats!