21 Party-Ready Recipes for Keto Cupcakes
By: Amanda Suazo
For a junk-free dessert experience, get these keto cupcakes in your life. These crowd-pleasing recipes still bake up fluffy little cakes and creamy frosting — all without gluten, grains, or refined sugar throwing you into a carb coma.
Watch your ingredients list closely when you prepare keto cupcakes. Avoid recipes that call for inflammatory dairy (including sour cream, cream cheese, and heavy cream), peanut butter, or heated whey protein. Lean toward “green-zone” ingredients, and you can still get flavorful results without the brain fog.
No matter what flavor you crave, these keto cupcakes deliver all the sweetness with none of the sugar crash — plus frosting recipes that will make you want to lick the mixing bowl.
Chocolate keto cupcakes
This recipe for keto cupcakes took a decade to develop, and for good reason: With real food ingredients like grass-fed butter, dark chocolate, and fine-ground coffee beans, it makes an ultra-rich dessert with no sugar or gluten. To keep these little cakes keto-friendly, simply omit the sweet rice flour.
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This dairy-free spin on keto cupcakes tops a chocolate base with a rich, butter-less buttercream — all for less than 5.5 net carbs per cake. To stay more Bulletproof, swap almond milk with full-fat canned coconut milk.
These keto cupcakes stay sweet and simple with basic ingredients like coconut flour, cinnamon, and eggs. Top with a decadent cacao butter frosting for a dessert that will even impress your gluten-eating guests.
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The perfect cupcake-cookie hybrid: These dairy-free keto cupcakes deliver the chocolate chunks as a cookie with the spongy texture of a cupcake. Not only does this recipe include a protein boost from gut-friendly collagen peptides, it also gets a sweet, swirled frosting over the top.
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A classic flavor combo gets a low-carb boost with this keto cupcake recipe, thanks to real peppermint oil and nourishing coconut-based fats. To keep this 30-minute recipe more Bulletproof, use a grass-fed gelatin (such as Collagelatin) and trade the cream cheese for grass-fed butter.
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Skip the frosting with these keto cupcakes — since the insides stay gooey, you’ll still get a sweet and satisfying treat. A blend of rich chocolate chunks, cocoa powder, and coffee extract creates the mocha flavor in this dessert. To keep it more Bulletproof, simply avoid using flavor extracts too often.
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You might not be able to tell these keto cupcakes from original German chocolate cake, since they still include a rich coconut frosting and soft chocolate base. Plus, with healthy fats from grass-fed ghee and coconut milk, this recipe can silence your cravings even faster.
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This frosting-free recipe captures everything you love about cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. A combination of cakey cookie dough and brownie batter bakes in a cupcake tin for a two-bite treat with less than 6 net carbs. Keep these keto cupcakes more Bulletproof with grass-fed butter.
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Not only are these keto cupcakes made with vegan ingredients, they also get a boost of healthy fats from ripe avocado. Mix it with high-fat additions like coconut oil and dark chocolate, then bake into a satisfying cupcake with only 3.5 net carbs. To stay Bulletproof, skip the instant coffee and brew some fresh instead.
Fruity keto cupcakes
These keto cupcakes taste anything but basic. Coconut flour and low-fructose raspberries keep these treats macro-friendly at 4 net carbs, plus they pack well in lunchboxes and backpacks. To keep this treat Bulletproof-friendly, use fresh raspberries and a granulated sweetener like birch xylitol or non-GMO erythritol.
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Crisp toasted coconut tops a soft and fluffy base in this keto cupcake recipe. Plus, a large helping of butter and eggs keeps these little coconut flour cakes moist. Stay more Bulletproof with this recipe and use grass-fed butter, plus swap coconut sugar with non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol.
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With only 2 net carbs, these keto cupcakes are ready for all your favorite low-carb toppings. Four kinds of coconut and fresh lime zest keep these little cakes perfectly fruity without any added sugar. To stay Bulletproof, enjoy plain or with green-zone toppings (like the frostings listed below).
This bake comes with serious benefits: Each bite in these nut-free cupcakes gets loaded with fresh lemon zest and antioxidant-rich blueberries for a naturally sweet dessert with under 3 net carbs. Use grass-fed butter and non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol to keep this one Bulletproof-approved.
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Lime juice and maple extract combine to give these tangy keto cupcakes the perfect pie-like flavor. Top with a whipped avocado frosting, and this dessert still stays under 3 net carbs. Avoid baking with flavor extracts too often to stay more Bulletproof.
Sweet spiced keto cupcakes
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Plant-based fats from coconut butter, cashews, and coconut milk blend together to create a deliciously tender cake, while matcha lends a deep flavor profile. To keep these 1-carb cupcakes more Bulletproof, use high-quality matcha and avoid eating flax too often.
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A fragrant baking spice takes a starring role in these keto cupcakes, while a thick and buttery frosting adds a show-stopping finishing touch. This dessert only sets you back 1 net carb, and you can easily make them more Bulletproof: Use grass-fed butter, swap heavy cream for coconut cream, and avoid eating flax too often.
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For 3 net carbs, these easy cupcakes will satisfy all your pumpkin spice cravings with none of the inflammatory sugar. A coconut oil and almond flour base gets infused with fragrant spices like cinnamon and cloves for a warm and cozy cake. To stay Bulletproof, swap the frosting with a simple whipped coconut cream — plus, avoid eating xanthan gum too often.
Frosting recipes for keto cupcakes
Make this recipe when you need an all-in-one dessert sauce. Straight from Dave Asprey’s own recipe, this frosting also works as a smoothie upgrade, topping for low-fructose fruits, frosting for birthday cake, and even a milk swap for keto cereal.
This whipped frosting keeps keto cupcakes low-carb using ingredients like avocado, unsweetened cocoa powder, and powdered sweetener. Stay more Bulletproof and sweeten with non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol, plus use Ceylon cinnamon.
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This pipe-able keto cupcake topping uses four simple ingredients — including real butter and coconut milk — to create an ultra-creamy topping. keep it Bulletproof with grass-fed butter and full-fat canned coconut milk.
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Pair this keto cupcake topping with your favorite chocolate, vanilla, and fruity recipes. Freeze-dried raspberries, cocoa powder, and erythritol lend sugar-free sweetness and flavor, all in just 20 minutes of prep time. Keep it more Bulletproof and swap palm shortening with grass-fed butter, plus use high-quality freeze-dried berries.
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