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black forest cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes

Course: Cupcakes, Desserts
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Easy cupcakes, easy desserts
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Ganache chilling: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 10 cupcakes
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
A low carb chocolate cupcake filled with a cherry & chocolate ganache, topped with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
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  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • ½ cup butter, softened unsalted
  • ½ cup erythritol any low carb sweetener
  • 4 medium eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup coconut milk tinned

Chocolate Ganache


  • ½ cup whipped cream whipped into peaks
  • 10 cherries, de-stoned for filling
  • 10 cherries, with stalks for decoration


Make the Ganache

  • Place the chocolate chips in a bowl
  • Heat the cream until it’s simmering and remove from the heat before it boils
  • Pour the cream over the chocolate chips and stand for 2 minutes.
  • Stir until all the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

Make the Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/375F degrees.
  • In a bowl, whisk the butter and erythritol until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time.
  • Add the coconut flour, cocoa powder, coconut milk, baking powder and salt and whisk until smooth.
  • Line a muffin tin with 10 cupcake liners
  • Spoon the cupcake mixture into the cupcake liners evenly.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until smooth.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

To Assemble

  • Cut a well in the cupcakes and set aside the sponge.
  • Place a cherry in each cupcake well
  • Spoon the ganache over the cherry and fill the cupcake well to the top of the space.
  • Place the cut cupcake pieces on top of the ganache filling.
  • Pipe the cream around the top of the cupcake.
  • Place a cherry on the top of the cream


A a splash of rum to the chocolate cupcake wells before filling for an adult cupcake.
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 2g