Chocolate Cupcakes with Green Mint Frosting and Shaved Chocolate garnish.

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Low Carb Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes are a great low carb treat for St. Patrick’s Day or springtime. I modified my original Key Lime Cupcake recipe to create this one because it still holds up today. If you love the taste of decadent chocolate combined with mint and love low carb, then this recipe is for you.

These Mint Chocolate Cupcakes remind me of the Girl Scout Thin mint except this time in keto cupcake form. Because of the low carbs, this traditional flavor profile will elevate your next get together to new heights. Make some Mint Chocolate Cupcakes for someone you love today.

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes that are low carb and dairy free. Make these amazing cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick's day or any other day you want a low carb treat.

Secret Ingredient in Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

In order to make these Mint Chocolate Cupcakes without using any food coloring, I utilized a natural green food source in the frosting. In case you haven’t guessed it let me tell you I used Avocados in the mint frosting. This is not the first time I have used Avocados in frosting, check out my Key Lime Cupcakes here.

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes that are low carb and dairy free. Make these amazing cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick's day or any other day you want a low carb treat.

How to use Avocado in low Carb Desserts like Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Can you taste the Avocado when used in low carb desserts?
Nope! If prepared properly you will never even guess there are Avocados in these Mint Chocolate Cupcakes. Avocado basically works as a blank slate in desserts and savory dishes.
How do I use Avocados in keto desserts? I love to use Avocado in puddings and frostings because they add a thick consistency that is similar to pudding or frosting respectively. Due to the fact that I do a dairy-free keto, I replace cream cheese or heavy whipping cream with avocado.
Are Avocados Keto Friendly? Avocados are one of the most nutrient-rich fruits and for this reason, they are very popular on a keto diet. Avocados contain copper, folate and potassium and 15 grams of healthy fats and as a result help supply micronutrients for your body. There are only 2 net carbohydrates in 100 grams of avocado.
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes that are low carb and dairy free. Make these amazing cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick's day or any other day you want a low carb treat.

The Best Affordable Food Processors

Although there are many fancy food processors on the market I use an entry level Hamilton Beach Food Processor. I highly recommend it due to the fact of using it for years without any problems.

Check out my Keto Pantry Items shopping guide in order to find the coolest stuff here.

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes that are low carb and dairy free. Make these amazing cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick's day or any other day you want a low carb treat.
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
Yield: 12

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cool: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes that are low carb and dairy free. Make these amazing cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick's day or any other day you want a low carb treat.

Instructions

Chocolate Cupcakes:

  1. First, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and then place cupcake liners inside of a cupcake pan.
  2. Next, “cream” the coconut oil, erythritol, salt, stevia and extracts together in the food processor for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the eggs and coconut milk to the food processor and combine for about 30 seconds.
  4. Next add the flours and process until it becomes a coarse cake like texture. Do not do this too long it only takes 30 seconds or so. Taste and adjust with more sweetener or cocoa powder as needed. The texture will be thick not runny like traditional cake batter.
  5. Spoon the cake batter into the cupcake liners, filling them up halfway. Place the cupcake tin in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Do a “toothpick test” to check the cupcakes after 30 minutes. The toothpick should be clean with no batter on it. The keto cupcakes should not “jiggle” in the middle when cooked fully.
  6. Let the cupcakes rest for 15 minutes on a cutting board. Unlike "normal" baking these cupcakes will taste 100% better once fully cooled. Freeze the cupcakes until they are ready to frost. Store the cupcakes in the refrigerator until they are ready to be served.Chocolate Cupcakes with Green Mint Frosting and Shaved Chocolate garnish.

Mint Frosting:

  1. First, melt the Coconut Butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds in 10 second intervals. 
  2. Next, place the avocados to the food processor and blend until smooth. Next, add Mint extract to the food processor and pulse until smooth. Add the Powdered Erythritol to the food processor slowly, scraping the sides as you process until it reaches the consistency of frosting. Add more powdered Erythritol to thicken the frosting if needed.  
  3. Next add the frosting to a piping bag with an open star tip. Swirl the frosting on each cupcake starting from the outside and working your way in. You should end up with more frosting than needed. 
  4. Sprinkle shaved chocolate on top of each cupcake.

Notes

Once the cupcakes are frosted store them in the refrigerator. Once frosted the cupcakes should keep for 24 hours without losing their color.


Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 Cupcake Frosted

Amount Per ServingCalories 204 Total Fat 19g Carbohydrates 2.6g Protein 4.5g

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Mint Chocolate Cupcakes that are low carb and dairy free. Make these amazing cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick's day or any other day you want a low carb treat.
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