Low-Carb Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

These Luscious Low-Carb Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes are impossibly scrumptious! They’re Grain-Free + Keto with a Dairy-Free option!

gluten-free grain-free coconut cupcakes

Low-Carb Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

I find a good cupcake is the solution to many a problem–they’re even better than donuts in that regard because of all that happy extra frosting!

Back in my high school days, we were rewarded monthly during morning break with frosted cupcakes from the local grocery. Looking back on it, I actually have no idea how we got so lucky, but a very kind parent volunteer would bring in enough for the entire grade (there were about 100 of us)– and the moment she made her way into the courtyard we would all go completely mad, nearly clobbering her to get to our hands on one. There was no excuse for our rudeness, but it just goes to show that cupcakes make us do crazy things! 😉

Frosted gluten-free, low-carb coconut cupcake

How We Make Our Keto Cupcakes

These scrumptious delights are based on our keto chocolate cupcake recipes, we use a combo of unsweetened baking chocolate and cocoa powder for that rich taste and texture. And in the case here, we use a good amount of full fat coconut milk for extra moisture and flavor. The majority of the coconut taste comes by way of the frosting which boasts a mix of coconut + vanilla extracts and is topped with toasted coconut. A lot of people ask us about the apple cider vinegar– if it alters the flavor of the cupcakes. It’s such a small amount and does not influence the taste, but rather ensures a fluffier rise of the cupcake!

overhead photo dairy-free coconut cupcakes

The only tip I have today is just to make sure to read through the ingredients and instructions before you get to work. I know we always say it, but it makes the biggest difference on the outcome and also makes the baking process more fun and stress-free!

Closeup grain-free, keto chocolate coconut cupcake

If you love this recipe, we think you’ll also love our Keto Chocolate Mint Fudge Cupcakes!

Happy Cupcake Making!

Keto Coconut Cupcake Pin

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Closeup grain-free, keto chocolate coconut cupcake

Low-Carb Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

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  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Total Time: about 35 min
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


3.9 carbs per cupcake (Swerve has 0 net carbs)




  • full fat
  • 1/4 cup shredded, toasted coconut for topping (optional)


  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract (1 tsp for even more flavor)


  1. Lightly toast the shredded coconut and set aside.
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  6.  With a hand mixer, blend together your softened cream cheese and butter.
  8. Decorate cupcakes with frosting and coconut as desired, enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 22 min
  • Category: Low-Carb
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: cupcakes


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  1. How decadent, chocolatey, and delicious these cupcakes look! My whole family will most definitely enjoy these. I love the sound of the Keto Chocolate Mint Fudge Cupcakes too! Looking forward to enjoying both of these treats 😀

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