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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
  • ¼ cup Coconut oil
  • ½ cup Coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Erythritol or sweetener of choice
  • ¼ cup Coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 2-3 teaspoons Red food colouring
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt


  • 3.53 oz Cream cheese softened
  • ¼ 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 ¾ 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
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: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Fiber: 2g