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Low Carb Vanilla Cupcakes (Keto & Grain Free)

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!vanilla cupcake lemon frosting on a plate

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.

keto vanilla cupcakes (you won't believe they are low carb)

Macros

67% fat ~ 15% net carb ~ 15% protein

5 from 4 votes
Low Carb Vanilla Cupcakes (Keto & Grain Free)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Low Carb Cupcakes for everyone! These cupcakes are easy to make and a great special occasion treat. Pair these with my Cream Cheese frosting or one of my flavored cream cheese frostings. You can also whip up a batch of real whipped cream to top these. A berry on top makes a beautiful garnish.

Course: Dessert, Keto
Cuisine: Keto
Servings: 9 Cupcakes
Calories: 309 kcal
Author: Tara Wright
Ingredients
For the Frosting:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Prepare cupcake pan by using muffin liners or greasing.

  2. Separate egg whites and yolks carefuly.
  3. Whip cream of tartar and egg whites.
  4. Combine egg yolks, Heavy Whipping Cream, Water, Olive Oil, Vanilla Extract, Almond Extract, Stevia & Bocha Sweet.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients to the egg yolks mixture.
  6. Fold the egg white mixture to the egg yolks mixture.
  7. Scoop to a cupcake pan.
  8. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Frosting:
  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Vanilla Cupcakes (Keto & Grain Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Potassium 107mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 15%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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.

I found that these really like to stick to cupcake liners. The best liners that I've found to use with keto cupcakes are the parchment paper cupcake liners.

They release well and I feel good about using an unbleached product on my food. I'll link the brand I like below.

Keto Vanilla Cupcake on a plate



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



Watkins Pure Vanilla Extract  www.wholebodyliving.com/orderwatkins

Watkins Pure Almond Extract  www.wholebodyliving.com/orderwatkins

Vanilla Stevia Drops

Almond Flour, Superfine

Coconut Flour

Baking soda

Baking Powder without cornstarch!

Xanthan Gum

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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: keto vanilla cupcake lemon frosting recipe ingredients

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

Instructions:

Separate egg whites and yolks carefully. vanilla cupcake lemon frosting recipe seperate the eggs

Whip cream of tartar and egg whites.

Combine egg yolks, Heavy Whipping Cream, Water, Olive Oil, Vanilla Extract, Almond Extract, Liquid Stevia & Bocha Sweet.

Combine the dry ingredients; Coconut Flour, Almond Flour, Cream of Tartar, Baking Soda, Xanthan Gum, Salt & Acacia Fiber.

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.keto vanilla cupcake lemon frosting recipe putting on the 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.

keto vanilla cupcake lemon frosting finished



 

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    Tara Wright, CHC, MBA

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    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!

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