If you are currently devoting to keto dieting, you can still have your favorite chocolate cupcakes.
Some of the ingredients used in keto baking can be swapped with classic baking ingredients.
What is the best homemade delicious keto chocolate cupcakes recipe?
Let’s find out more.
What Are The Ingredients?
Noting below ingredients for A) the cake, and B) the frosting.
A) The cupcakes section
* Six large eggs.
* Two teaspoons of vanilla extract.
* One tablespoon of baking powder.
* One teaspoon of baking soda.
* 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt.
* One cup of unsalted butter (softened at room temperature, half an hour before prep).
* A quarter cup of non-dairy milk (unsweetened).
* A cup of cocoa powder (organic natural type, not Dutch-process).
* Two cups of sifted almond flour.
* 1 1/4 cups of low-carb keto sweetener.
B) The frosting section
* A quarter teaspoon of kosher salt.
* A teaspoon of vanilla extract.
* One cup of softened unsalted butter.
* One cup of powdered low-carb keto sweetener. Try powdered Swerve confectioners sweetener or non-powdered sweeteners like erythritol or xylitol.
* 1/3 cup of natural unsweetened cocoa powder.
* 1/4 cup of unsweetened non-dairy milk.
* Non-dairy milk like almond milk or coconut milk is fine.
* Keto sweetener in powder or granular is fine for the cupcake part. Try to use low-carb sweeteners like Stevia, Monk Fruit, Allulose, or Erythritol.
* Natural cocoa powder brands like Hershey’s natural unsweetened cocoa powder (non-special dark cocoa type) are fine.
* For the frosting part, note that replacing Swerve sweetener with granular sweetener may affect the texture of the cupcakes as it may not dissolve well.
How To Make It?
For making the cupcakes,
1. Preheat the oven to about 350’F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, gather all the powdered and granular ingredients and mix them well.
3. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, butter, and milk into the mixture and whisk them well until smooth, with no lumps, or thick texture reached.
4. Pour the batter into each cavity of a cupcake pan (1.27 x 21.5 x 15.5 inches measurement). This cupcake pan is good for 24 cups.
5. Start baking for about 25 – 30 minutes. Take the tray out and leave to cool down.
Tip: Use a toothpick, and insert it into the center of a cupcake, and if it comes out clean with no batter, it is ready. However, in general, a baking time of 25 – 30 minutes is sufficient time already.
For making the frosting or buttercream,
1. Gather the cocoa powder, sweetener, and butter in a bowl and beat well with an electric mixer for about 3 – 4 minutes, at medium speed. The formed texture should be light and looks fluffy.
2. Then, add the kosher salt, and vanilla extract. Continue to beat, and add the milk a tablespoon at a time or until the frosting is well combined and not too thick.
Tip: Add a tablespoon of milk at a time to ensure the desired frosting texture is fluffy and light.
Spread the frost on top of each of the cupcakes (make sure the cupcakes are already cooled).
Voila … serving now to friends and kids.
My Quick Nutrition Facts For Keto Chocolate Cupcakes
Now, what is the potential health nutrition in this keto-friendly baking recipe?
* Unsalted butter (sweet butter) has low sodium content and is less harmful to the human body than salted butter. This means lesser risks of developing hypertension or cardiovascular issues. Besides, it has a longer shelf and tastes much better than salted butter.
A 100g of unsalted butter gives you Sodium 10mg, Calcium 14mg, total lipid (fat) 81.5g, and Cholesterol 234mg. Find out more nutrient data from the USDA Food Data Central.
If compared with unsalted butter, sodium content in salted butter is very high – 524mg per 100g (1).
* Kosher salt is very low in cholesterol and saturated fats. Mainly consist of sodium chloride.
One teaspoon of kosher salt contains about 1,120mg of Sodium. A (1.5g) of kosher salt contains zero fats and calories, Cholesterol, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Vitamin D, and minerals such as Potassium, Calcium, and Iron.
Some potential health benefits are promoting healthy digestion, oral health, and reducing high blood pressure.
* Low-carb sweeteners such as Stevia are globally approved, have no impact on blood sugar, use widely in baking, and no major side effects have been reported. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, and help in controlling blood sugar level.
Erythritol sweeteners are gut-friendly sugar alcohols that also have no impact on sugar and it said to aid in the digestive system. It is widely considered the easiest sugar alcohol for the smallest intestine (90%) in the body to digest. Also, use in the baking process as they are heat stable.
Swerve sweeteners are also perfect for confectionaries and are made of natural flavors, erythritol, and oligosaccharides. It is a calorie-free food, with no bad effect on blood sugar and insulin levels.
Note: Stevia can only be added a few drops in food preparation as it is sweeter a lot than sugar (300 times sweeter!) while Erythritol sweetness is about 60 – 80% more than sugar.
Please refer to your healthcare experts for advice should you have any medical conditions before using these sweeteners as a substitution for refined sugar.
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