Keto coconut lime cupcakes

Keto coconut lime cupcakes

Delicious and sweet keto coconut cupcakes have an irresistible lime cream. It's a festive, pretty dessert without the sugar and the carbs!

Keto coconut lime cupcakes

Delicious and sweet keto coconut cupcakes have an irresistible lime cream. It's a festive, pretty dessert without the sugar and the carbs!
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24 servingservings

Ingredients

Muffins
  • 3 3 eggeggs
  • 23 cup 150 ml (110 g) erythritol, granulated
  • 7 tsp 7 tsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp (10 g) baking powder
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp (10 g) ground psyllium husk powder
  • 23 cup 150 ml (50 g) unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 23 cup 150 ml (75 g) coconut flour
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp vanilla extract
Lime cream
  • 2 2 eggeggs
  • 1 1 egg yolkegg yolks
  • ¼ cup 60 ml powdered erythritol
  • 3 3 lime, the zest and juicelimes, the zest and juice
  • 11 tbsp 11 tbsp butter
Decoration
  • 24 24 fresh redcurrantfresh redcurrants (optional)
  • 1 1 lime, in wedgeslimes, in wedges (optional)

Instructions

Instructions are for 24 servings. Please modify as needed.

Muffins

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Whisk eggs and sweetener until fluffy. Pour in the melted butter. Add the baking powder, salt, psyllium husk, and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and keep whisking until you get a smooth batter. Allow to swell for a few minutes.
  4. Shape small balls of the batter and place in the muffin moulds. Bake for 15 minutes or until they have a nice color and are baked through. Allow to cool.

Lime cream

  1. Over medium high heat, whisk eggs, sweetener and lime until it starts to thicken. Be careful so it doesn't start boiling, then it will turn into scrambled eggs.
  2. Remove from the heat. Add the butter in pieces and stir until it has melted.
  3. Place the cream in the refrigerator until it thickens.
  4. To make the cupcakes, pipe or spoon a little lime cream on top of each muffin.
  5. If you want, top each cupcake with a red currant and decorate the serving tray with lime wedges. Keep chilled in the refrigerator until serving time.

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17 comments

  1. Hanna
    I wish these lovely recipes would not rely on erythritol so much. Your palate changes so much with low carb/keto diet that you just don't like sweet foods. Too much sweetness will keep addictions going, it is difficult to follow the diet. Our diet no longer has any sugar or sweeteners in it, only natural stuff in desserts too, like apple, berries or vanilla to sweeten, sometimes stevia. I keep directing my own patients to this site, but always have to remind them NOT to use erythritol, too many have now told me how they cannot get rid of their sugar addition with it and it causes abdominal side effects - not great for gut health.
    Reply: #4
  2. Paige
    They wouldn't taste as good without it. Its a better alternative as long as you don't over do it. It shouldn't be a problem. You cant help people who don't want to help themselves.
  3. SUSAGNA
    I think the same as Hanna, I'm a therapist and I follow a ketogenic diet. Everything that tastes sweet is no longer unpleasant on the palate.
    I think that the amounts of erythritiol are exaggerated.
    So I try to make the recipes using small quantity of stevia if necesary.
  4. Vegans Suck
    Agreed. It's a shame that sweeteners are thrown around so much. It would be very nice with a filter to filter out all recipes that contain sweeteners.
    Reply: #5
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Agreed. It's a shame that sweeteners are thrown around so much. It would be very nice with a filter to filter out all recipes that contain sweeteners.

    If it helps any, only the treat/dessert recipes have any sweetener. None of our breakfast or meal recipes include any sweetener at all.

  6. Ben
    Is the 0 carb erythritol in these recipes even on the market? I've been scouring the internet trying to find literally any 0 carb variation on this product, but they all are 4g per tsp for granulated, 3g per tsp for confectioner. The ones that are different just have different serving sizes-- it's across the board and I've checked about 8 brands so far. Did find a couple higher, but none lower. Incidentally, if you make this with those products, these balloon to 11 carbs a pop. Frustrating, given the 0 carb variation seems to not exist.
    Reply: #7
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is the 0 carb erythritol in these recipes even on the market? I've been scouring the internet trying to find literally any 0 carb variation on this product, but they all are 4g per tsp for granulated, 3g per tsp for confectioner. The ones that are different just have different serving sizes-- it's across the board and I've checked about 8 brands so far. Did find a couple higher, but none lower. Incidentally, if you make this with those products, these balloon to 11 carbs a pop. Frustrating, given the 0 carb variation seems to not exist.

    You can discount the carbs from the erythritol as it is a sugar alcohol highly unlikely to affect blood sugar.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/sweeteners#erythritol

  8. Ann Palmer
    I thought we are supposed to be discussing the recipe not debating whether or not we should use sweetener.
  9. Mk
    Are these little cakes meant to rise at all? Mine didnt and out of the same quantity of ingredients I made 18 not 24 which is a good thing as they were small enough. You could easily eat one in one go so imagine if I had made 24!!
    Reply: #12
  10. paulaparke
    Are they meant to rise. Mine look the same as when I dropped them in the cup
    Reply: #13
  11. paulaparke
    Were they supposed to me mini muffin cups? How long does the whisking take for eggs and sweetener to be fluffy?
    Reply: #14
  12. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Are these little cakes meant to rise at all? Mine didnt and out of the same quantity of ingredients I made 18 not 24 which is a good thing as they were small enough. You could easily eat one in one go so imagine if I had made 24!!

    Not extremely, but sometimes overmixing the batter can cause them to be flat.

  13. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Are they meant to rise. Mine look the same as when I dropped them in the cup

    Sometimes overmixing the batter can cause them to be flat.

  14. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Were they supposed to me mini muffin cups? How long does the whisking take for eggs and sweetener to be fluffy?

    Yes, a mini muffin pan works well for these! The length of whisking will vary, but you'll want to watch until you notice it becomes fluffy.

  15. lexisinterpreting
    The muffin was very crumbly so I had to eat it with a spoon. The taste is nice but the texture is more like a cookie perhaps. The lime cream was very sweet so if you are not used to sugar taste like me, I recommend to half the amount of erythritol. I will try this recipe again but instead of the lime cream I will make icing of the carrot cake recipe.
  16. Sandra
    Did anyone’s turn out like the picture?
    My icing was so runny :-(
    And the “cake” bit is quite dry. Even so, they are amazing and I’m so glad they are only 1g of carbs!!!!
    Thanks for any feedback, maybe I did something wrong?
    Reply: #17
  17. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Did anyone’s turn out like the picture?
    My icing was so runny :-(
    And the “cake” bit is quite dry. Even so, they are amazing and I’m so glad they are only 1g of carbs!!!!
    Thanks for any feedback, maybe I did something wrong?

    The most likely issue is that it was not left in the refrigerator long enough for the butter to thicken back up.

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