Red Velvet Cupcake

Course: Cupcakes, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut flour recipes, Easy cupcakes, gluten free low carb recipes, Valentines Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 Cupcakes
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
These red velvet cupcake are baked with coconut flour, making them grain free, low carb and gluten free.
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  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Erythritol or sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 cup Coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 2-3 teaspoons Red food colouring
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


  • 3.53 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup Butter, unsalted softened
  • 1 tablespoon Erythritol or sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Beat the eggs well, stir in the coconut oil, coconut milk and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well.
  • Add the red food colouring and mix well. If the batter seems too thick add more coconut milk). It should resemble cake/pancake batter.
  • 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.
  • Allow to cool
  • Make the Topping
  • For the cream cheese topping, mix the cream cheese, erythritol, vanilla extract and butter until soft with no lumps. (Mix with a blender if it's easier).  
  • Smother the cupcakes with the topping!
  • Eat and enjoy!


Makes 9 Cupcakes
Nutritional Info per cupcake:  190 Calories, 19g Fat, 4g Protein, 4g Total Carbs, 2g Fibre, 2g Net Carbs


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Fiber: 2g