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brain cupcakes

Keto Brain Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Halloween
Keyword: coconut flour recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 cupcakes
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
These brain cupcakes area fun keto Halloween dessert. 
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  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup erythritol or other low carb sweetener
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 3 tablespoon coconut milk tinned
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • ¼ cup whipping/heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon erythritol, powdered or other low carb sweetener
  • 3-4 drops red food colouring


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 whilst still whisking.
  • Add the coconut flour, cocoa powder, coconut milk, baking powder and salt and whisk until smooth.
  • Line a muffin tin with 9 cupcake liners
  • Spoon the cupcake mixture into the cupcake liners evenly.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until firm.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Making the Brain Frosting

  • Place the cream cheese, butter, cream and powdered erythritol in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • Add drops of the red food colouring and mix until the pink colour you want is achieved.

Piping the Brain Frosting

  • Spoon 1 teaspoon of the frosting on the top of the cupcake and cover the centre.
  • Place the frosting in a piping bag with a circular nozzle.
  • Pipe a line down the center of the cupcake.
  • Pipe a squiggly line on the right side of the line and then to the left of the line.
  • Pipe another line over the center line.


Makes 9 cupcakes at 4g net carbs each
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: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 26g | Fiber: 3g