These keto chocolate cupcakes are an absolute treat! They’re perfect for the Holidays or even on birthdays or any other occasion for that matter. I believe the parchment paper cups around these cupcakes decide which event they will suit. But for the ones I made, they reminded me of snowy Christmas trees, hence the name of this recipe.

These Keto Christmas chocolate cupcakes are sugar-free, made with only natural ingredients, and have a total of 7 grams of net carbs per cupcake.

Keto Christmas Chocolate cupcakes

If you liked the keto chocolate birthday cake I posted before, you will love these cupcakes because the recipe is almost the same. So if you want this recipe as a big cake, know that that is also possible. But if a cake is just too big to handle, these keto Christmas chocolate cupcakes are the next best thing.

The ingredients for these keto chocolate cupcakes

Almond flour:  Almond flour is a great alternative to replace regular flour on a ketogenic diet and give these cupcakes a nice soft texture.

Raw cacao powder: Raw cacao powder is unsweetened and in the purest form. This way, you can avoid any extra additives that are often found in most chocolate.

Baking powder: Some say baking powder is not keto-friendly because it’s high in carbs. But for me personally, I don’t mind using it in a small amount. As it does not affect the total amount of carbs that much. I do recommend using a gluten-free one. You can choose to leave this ingredient out, but then you higher the chances of the cupcakes not rising when you bake them.

Himalayan salt: I used Himalayan salt or a Celtic salt is also a good option.

Erythritol: To give these cupcakes their nice sweet taste without using regular refined sugar, I used erythritol which is a keto-friendly sugar substitute with a glycemic index of zero. This means this sugar will not cause a spike in your blood sugar or knock you out of ketosis. I used granulated erythritol in the flour mix and confectioners erythritol in the frosting mix.

Eggs: pasture-raised or conventional

Coconut milk: I used unsweetened coconut milk, but you can use any other keto-friendly nut milk to substitute.

Keto christmas chocolate cupcakes

Vanilla powder:  Vanilla powder is purer than vanilla extract and I personally think it tastes better than vanilla extract. But you can also use vanilla extract. In that case, you’ll need 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract if you want to replace the vanilla powder.

Heavy cream: When choosing a heavy cream make sure it’s unsweetened, organic, and preferably from grass-fed, grass-finished cows. This way you avoid the added sugars, antibiotics, and GMO crops that are fed to these animals which in turn can harm your health.

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How about the calories?

Now, these cupcakes are pretty high in calories because the frosting is mainly made with butter. If you want to lower the calorie count, you can replace the butter frosting with the easy keto chocolate mousse recipe or you can leave the cupcakes without the frosting if you really want to cut down on the calories. But honestly, this is a nice sugar-free treat that won’t have a big impact on your blood sugar, will keep you in ketosis, and is still a better option than the full-blown sugary cupcakes sold in the grocery store with unhealthy additives.

Keto Christmas chocolate cupcakes

Keto Chocolate Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8 cupcakes
Calories: 587kcal


For the cakes

For the chocolate frosting

For the snowflakes

  • 6-8 teaspoons shredded coconut


  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 8 cupcake paper cups in a muffin or cupcake pan.
  • In a large bowl mix the first 6 dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.
  • In the dry mixture, add the wet ingredients. (Butter, eggs, and coconut milk)
  • Whisk all the ingredients together until you have a smooth batter.
  • Add the batter to a piping bag or ziplock bag and pipe the batter out into the paper liners.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let them cool on a rack until they are at room temperature.
  • Prepare the frosting: add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix with an electric hand mixer.
  • Decorate the cupcakes with the frosting using a piping bag.
  • Sprinkle some shredded coconut on top.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12.5g | Fat: 54g | Fiber: 7g
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Tools used in this recipe

Christmas cupcake wrappers
Muffin pan

This keto Christmas garlic bread puts me straight into the Holiday mood. It’s perfect for your next Christmas dinner to add as a side to share with the whole family. This garlic bread reminded me of the taste of the breadsticks that you get at Olive Garden! Absolutely delicious!

One portion has a total of 1.5 g net carbs.

keto christmas tree garlic bread

The ingredients for this keto Christmas garlic bread

I made this Christmas tree garlic bread with the fat dough I use to make keto lasagna noodles or keto pizza. And it works great for any kind of bread-like recipe.

Mozzarella cheese: The base of this ‘bread’ is made with shredded mozzarella cheese. I wouldn’t recommend substituting this cheese with any other cheese, since you need the firm consistency to hold everything together and create a dough.

Almond flour: I use almond flour in the process of making the lasagna noodles. I don’t recommend substituting this with any other nut flour. I’ve tried it with coconut flour before. It didn’t turn out well.

Baking powder: Some say baking powder is not keto-friendly because it’s high in carbs. But for me personally, I don’t mind using it in a small amount. As it does not affect the total amount of carbs that much. I do recommend using a gluten-free one. You can choose to leave this ingredient out, but then you higher the chances of the tree, becoming flat.

keto christmas tree garlic bread


Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: ketogenic, low carb
Servings: 1 garlic bread tree
Calories: 118kcal



  • In a large glass bowl, add the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Melt in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes.
  • When the mozzarella cheese is melted, add the egg and mix with a spatula.
  • Preheat the oven to 190 °C or 375 °F.
  • Add the almond flour and the baking powder to the mozzarella and egg mixture and start kneading with your hands until you have a firm dough. This could take a few minutes.
  • When you have a firm dough, lay out parchment paper on a baking tray.
  • Shape 17 balls out of the dough and lay them out next to each other. (see photo and video)
  • In a cup, mix the melted butter, salt, minced garlic and fresh chopped parsley.
  • Evenly spread out the garlic butter mix on top of the tree with a kitchen brush.
  • Bake the tree in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until it starts to turn golden brown.


Serving: 1ball | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 5.8g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 1g
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