Whether you need delicious cupcakes for special occasions, or you have a sweet tooth on a ketogenic diet, it’s handy to have a good keto cupcake recipe on hand.
These low carb cupcakes are overflowing with chocolate flavor, but only have 2 net carbs per cupcake. With no added sugars, plus a boost of protein, you can even have these easy keto cupcakes for breakfast. Shhh 🤫 I won’t tell.
Before we talk about how to make this low carb chocolate cupcakes, I wanted to let you know this blog contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission if you click through.
I also link to the same resources I used to lose 100 pounds with a low carb diet. Click through so this info can help you too.
Dark Chocolate Keto Cupcake Ingredients
The best thing about a keto diet is you can eat cupcakes and lose weight too!
OK, I understand what you’re thinking right about now – why the collagen and where’s the keto sweetener? I’ll get to that in a minute.
First things first. This recipe calls for melted dark chocolate. If you’re not accustomed to dark chocolate being your only sweetener in a recipe, use a dark chocolate that’s around 80 – 85% dark. If you love dark chocolate, it’s OK to use 90% dark with this keto cupcake recipe.
Also, I added collagen to give these keto cupcakes a boost of protein. That way I get more health promoting collagen in my keto recipes and I don’t feel guilty if I have a cupcake with coffee for breakfast. Since collagen isn’t 100% necessary for the recipe, you can leave it out if you prefer.
A Word About Keto Friendly Sweeteners
Now let’s talk about the keto-sweeteners. Let me start by saying, you won’t love these keto chocolate cupcakes if you don’t love the strong taste of dark chocolate. That’s because it’s really the only sweetener used in this recipe. If you haven’t trained your palate to enjoy dark chocolate on its own, that might be a problem.
I stopped adding low carb sweeteners into keto desserts a few years back. I enjoyed the results so much that I stuck with the change. Even though I lost 100 pounds keeping sweeteners in my keto diet, I noticed cravings for real sugar were never really gone until I ditched sweeteners completely.
The best part of a keto diet is you can customize it based on your body. Added sweeteners make this keto friendly treat even more delicious.
Still love adding keto sweeteners into your low carb recipes? Get this free keto sweetener guide to learn the best sweeteners to add to keto recipes.
If your palate is trained to enjoy the flavor of real food without a bunch of added sweetness, then leave this easy recipe as is.
What about if you’re unsure? Taste the cupcake batter before you pour it into cupcake tins. If it’s not sweet enough for you, add some liquid stevia drops to the mix. Just understand, the less sweeteners you add to keto recipes, the more you will enjoy the natural sweetness in real foods.
We teach our Keto Decoded members to wean off of sweeteners slowly. Since at least a few members lost more than 80 pounds with our program when no other plan worked – I’d say we give some pretty helpful tips 😉
How to Make Dark Chocolate Keto Cupcakes
Start by pulling the wet ingredients out of the fridge and allowing them to come up to room temperature. This step leads to cupcakes that are fluffier then if you work with cold dairy ingredients. The ingredients you want to set out include 4 large eggs, a full stick of butter, and 4 tablespoons of heavy cream.
Next, melt the dark chocolate in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour in the heavy cream to combine these ingredients together. Whisk on occasion to combine, as well as to keep the chocolate from burning.
Then add in the chocolate mixture and beat again. Finally, add in the eggs and beat together one last time until all of the ingredients are combined.
Pour the almond flour and collagen on top of the combined wet ingredients.
Use a hand mixer to combine the dry ingredients into a cupcake batter. Don’t over-mix once you add in the almond flour.
Once everything is well combined, spoon the cupcake batter into the lined muffin pan. Be sure to only fill each of the muffin cups only 3/4 of the way full since these cupcakes will expand.
Bake the cupcakes until they are fully cooked in the middle. The baking time will be approximately 20 – 25 minutes. Allow the keto cupcakes to cool before serving.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
The Dark Chocolate Keto Cupcake Wrap Up
Whether you want to make easy almond flour cupcakes for birthday parties, or you want delicious keto muffins for breakfast, these dark chocolate keto cupcakes fit the occasion.
If you want to make this recipe even more delicious, top the cupcakes with your favorite keto cream cheese frosting. You can also turn the recipe into a keto chocolate cake recipe by using a cake pan instead. Either way, when it comes to cupcakes – skip regular cupcakes filled with regular sugar and opt for these keto cupcakes instead.
Now that I’ve given my taste buds time to adjust, I actually prefer the keto baking recipes to the real thing.
Prefer keto vanilla cupcakes instead? Check out these delicious vanilla keto cupcakes with chocolate butter keto frosting.
Don’t forget to save this to your easy keto desserts Pinterest board. If you love this recipe, please share the healthy fat love with your friends on social media.
Keep scrolling for the recipe card and nutritional data.
Take the Keto Quick Start Course
If you’re new to keto, or even if you’ve been around the low carb block – but you want to take your results to the next level, take the Keto Quick Start Course!
You’ll learn everything you need to know to jumpstart your keto plan, and to kick your results into high gear. This is the same course Keto Challengers use to lose between 10 – 25 lbs in only 3 weeks! Get into a fat burning state fast with this simple plan.
With features like the Mix and Match Meal Plan, plus the Flip the Fat Loss Switch bonus, you’ll save the time, money, and frustration that comes with following a plan that isn’t customized for you!
Dark Chocolate Cupcakes | Keto Cupcake Recipe Almond Flour
More Simple Keto Desserts from Eating Fat is the New Skinny:Print
Dark Chocolate Keto Cupcakes
A dark chocolate keto cupcake recipe with almond flour and no added sweeteners. These cupcakes are delicious enough to bring to a party, but still nutritious enough to have as a daily treat.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 40 mins
- Yield: Recipe Serves 16 1x
- Category: Keto Dessert Recipes
- Method: Oven and Stove Top
- Cuisine: Keto / Low Carb
- Diet: Diabetic
- 1 & 1/2 cups almond flour
- 3 oz collagen
- 4 large eggs
- 8 tbsp butter
- 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 7 oz dark chocolate
- ½ tbsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Layer cupcake tins with cupcake liners
- Melt dark chocolate and heavy together over medium heat on stove. Stir with a whisk to combine, as well as so the chocolate doesn’t burn.
- Once melted, set aside to cool
- In a separate bowl, beat the butter and vanilla extract with a hand mixer.
- Add the cooled chocolate mixture and beat again.
- Add the eggs and beat one more time with a hand mixer.
- Pour the almond flour and collagen on top of the chocolate mixture. Use the hand mixer to form a cupcake batter. Do not overmix once you add the almond flour.
- Spoon the batter into cupcake tins
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until set in the center
- Serving Size: Recipe Serves 16
- Calories: 246.1
- Sugar: 1.6
- Sodium: 81.3
- Fat: 20.3
- Saturated Fat: 9.5
- Carbohydrates: 6.1
- Fiber: 3.2
- Protein: 10.9
- Cholesterol: 66.1
Keywords: Keto Cupcake Recipe Almond Flour, Keto Chocolate Cupcakes Almond Flour, Keto Cupcakes