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Lemon Coconut Nest Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 Cupcakes
Calories: 560kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
Low carb lemon cupcakes with a coconut nest and filled with sugar free lemon curd
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Lemon Cupcakes

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted
  • 1/4 cup erythritol or sugar substitute
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 Lemon juice & zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Coconut Nests

  • 1 1/2 Cups Desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons erythritol or sugar substitute
  • 1 egg white beaten


  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese (could use whipped cream)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon curd

Nest Filling

  • 6 teaspoons lemon curd


Make the Cupcakes

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
  • Blend together the butter, eggs, erythritol, coconut milk, lemon zest and juice
  • Add the coconut flour, baking powder and salt, and whisk until there are no lumps and there is a smooth batter.
  • Pour into cupcake cups or a greased muffin tray.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and allow to cool.

Make the coconut nests

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix the coconut, erythritol and egg white together.
  • Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Press about a tablespoon of the coconut mixture into the cupcake liner and mould into a nest shape.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden around the edges.
  • Remove and allow to cool.
  • Once cool, gently remove from the cupcake liners.

Assemble the cupcakes

  • Mix the Mascarpone cheese with the 3 tablespoons of lemon curd until combined.
  • Pipe or spoon the mixture on top of the lemon cupcakes.
  • Place the coconut nests on top of the cream topping and gently push to place.
  • Spoon about a teaspoon of the lemon curd in the centre of the coconut nests.
  • Eat and enjoy!


Makes 6 cupcakes
Nutritional Info per cupcake – 560 Calories, 53g Fat, 12g Protein, 14g Total Carbs, 7g Fibre, 7g Net Carbs
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
Any nutritional analysis on the website is based on an estimate, calculated by http://nutritiondata.self.com from the individual ingredients in each recipe. Variations may occur for various reasons, including product availability and food preparation. We make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 53g | Fiber: 7g