Keto Christmas cupcakes with orange frosting

Keto Christmas cupcakes with orange frosting

If Christmas has a smell, this is it! Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and clove come together in this lightly sweet cupcake topped with an orange infused buttercream frosting. The warm aromas will great your family and friends like a welcoming hug.

Keto Christmas cupcakes with orange frosting

If Christmas has a smell, this is it! Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and clove come together in this lightly sweet cupcake topped with an orange infused buttercream frosting. The warm aromas will great your family and friends like a welcoming hug.
USMetric
12 servingservings

Ingredients

Cupcakes
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ground cardamom (green)
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ cup 120 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups (10 oz.) 600 ml (280 g) almond flour
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 6 6 large egglarge eggs
  • ½ cup (323 oz.) 120 ml (110 g) erythritol
Frosting
  • 10 oz. 280 g cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 oz. 55 g butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup (1¾ oz.) 60 ml (55 g) erythritol
  • 1 1 orange, zestoranges, zest
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh cranberries or lingonberries (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 12 servings. Please modify as needed.

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin by greasing or lining with paper liners.
  2. Use a small bowl to combine the melted butter, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, and heavy cream. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the almond flour with psyllium fiber powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, beat the eggs, vanilla extract, and sweetener with an electric mixer until the sweetener has dissolved and the eggs are frothy. Beat in the butter mixture and the flour mixture a little at a time, continuously mixing at low speed.
  5. Let the batter rest for a few minutes before pouring it into the prepared muffin tins. Divide the batter evenly among the wells.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are just firm to the touch. Let cool completely before frosting.

Orange frosting

  1. Use a hand mixer to blend the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Whip in the sweetener and orange zest. Let rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
  2. Use a piping bag to top the cupcakes with frosting. Garnish with cranberries, orange, or lingonberries if desired.

Recommended special equipment

  • Electric mixer
  • Cupcake molds / 12-cup muffin tin

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