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Red Velvet Cupcakes (coconut flour)

Low carb red velvet cupcakes made with coconut flour.  Decorated with cream makes them extra tempting.

I love the bright colour of red velvet cupcakes.  This recipe should give you a lovely moist cupcake.   The topping is made out of cream cheese and these should be stored in the refrigerator.    These nearly topple my tiramisu cupcakes as a favourite…nearly…

red velvet cupcakes


3 eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 tspn vanilla

1/4 cup erythritol

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 tspn baking powder

1 tblspn cocoa powder

2-3 tspn red food colouring

1/4 tspn salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

100g cream cheese (ensure it is at room temperature)

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/4 ground erthytritol (grind it in a processor to get an almost icing sugar consistency)

1 tspn vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  2. Beat the eggs well, stir in the coconut oil, coconut milk and vanilla.   In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients.
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well.
  4. Add the red food colouring and mix well.   If the batter seems too thick add more coconut milk).  It should resemble cake/pancake batter.
  5. Place the batter into cupcake cases 3/4 of the way up and bake for 20 minutes until the tops spring back lightly when touched.
  6. Remove and cool in the pan.
  7. For the cream cheese topping, mix the cream cheese and butter until soft with no lumps. (Mix with a blender if it’s easier).  Add the erthytritol and vanilla extract.
  8. Smother the cupcakes with the topping!
  9. Eat and enjoy!

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    August 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    These are delicious! Do you possibly know what the carb content per cake is?

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      September 7, 2015 at 9:42 am

      I have not done the nutritional details yet….it’s on my list (slowly working my way through the recipes!)

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    April 18, 2014 at 12:43 am

    […] Isabella_ wrote: haha i shall add the coconut flour to the cart. my sis is becoming an addict like you guys lol. the carbs content of the rye flour is too high so i will stick to coconut flour instead. hope it doesnt turn out tasting like ang ku kueh! Haa haa. I saw a few recipes for red velvet using coconut flour but the few I saw doesn't have a picture. I wanted to see what the texture is. So far this seems to be the best picture Red Velvet Cupcakes (coconut flour) | Divalicious Recipes In The City […]

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    October 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    You can’t beat red velvet 🙂

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      Angie C
      October 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm

      And most cakes really….! 😉

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