Keto Cupcakes With Raspberry Cheesecake Frosting
16 oz. ricotta cheese - as always the more expensive brands especially the organic versions have fewer carbs than the less expensive brands.
1/4 cup coconut flour ( I used the super fine version )
1/2 cup Swerve Confectioners ( sugar replacement )
1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp. vanilla stevia drops ( I used the brand SweetLeaf )
1/2 tsp. cake batter extract ( the best price is if you walk into Walmart and buy it there )
If you want a lemon flavor, add in the following to all of the above ingredients.
juice of 1 lemon
zest of 1/2 lemon
6 drops of yellow food coloring ( optional )
Combine all the ingredients. Line your cup cake try with cupcake liners and fill 2/3 full with batter. Preheat the oven to 350 F and bake for approx. 35-40 minutes. Baking times will change depending on how full your fill each cupcake liner and it can vary from oven to oven. If you decide to use larger molds or pans the time will increase even more.
FOR THE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE FROSTING
8 oz. cream cheese ( softened either by allowing it to come to room temperature or by microwaving it for 20 or so seconds )
2 Tbsp. Swerve sugar replacement - confectioners variety
1/2 tsp raspberry extract
1/4 tsp. cheesecake extract or flavoring - If you don't have this you can use cake batter extract.
1/2 tsp. vanilla stevia drops - I used SweetLeaf vanilla stevia drops
6 drop of pink food coloring
Raspberries if you want to garnish the top. Don't worry 1 raspberry is only 1/3 of a carb ( if your carb conscious ).
The frosting recipe above makes approx. 1 cup of frosting.
Now as far as carbs are concerned. Most of the keto experts agree that sugar alcohols like swerve should not be counted in your carb total because they have zero impact on your insulin unlike regular white sugar. That being said and taken into account the cupcakes are approximately 3.46 carbs and 2 Tbsp. of frosting is 1.67 carbs which is a total of 5.13 carbs so we will round that up to 6.0 total net carbs. Now if you use different ingredients than me, your carb count or total can change. This should give you a general or rough estimate.