Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes With Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe -
Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes With Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes With Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

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Original recipe makes 8 muffins Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cupcake liners in 8 wells of a muffin tin.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and powdered buttermilk, if using. Set aside.
  3. In a larger bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, Melt, buttermilk or water, erythritol, and stevia. Mix on low speed with a hand blender until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix well, beginning on low speed and increasing to high, for about 2 minutes, until well-blended and no lumps remain. Blend in food coloring until desired color is achieved.
  4. Divide batter evenly among the cupcake liners. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  5. To make the frosting, beat together the cream cheese and Melt until fluffy (the Melt does not need to be warmed to room temperature; it will be soft enough straight from the refrigerator.) Add the powdered erythritol in several additions, beating well, until fluffy. Beat in liquid vanilla stevia drops to taste.
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  • *You can substitute 1/2 cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons powdered buttermilk for 1/2 cup buttermilk.
  • *Powdered buttermilk can be found in the baking section of your grocery store. If you only use buttermilk once in a while, this is a great staple to have in order to avoid the inevitable "What do I do with the rest of this quart of buttermilk I bought when I only needed a 1/2 cup?" Powdered buttermilk lasts in the refrigerator for a long time, and can be used in any recipe that calls for buttermilk. For every cup of buttermilk needed, add 4 tablespoons of powdered buttermilk with the dry ingredients, and 1 cup of water with the wet ingredients.
  • **Use a coffee or spice grinder to crush the erythritol granules to a fine powder.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 31, 2012

These look soooo good!!! I love red velvet cake/cupcakes and I just started going gluten free can't wait to try these. Although it might not be soon. Thx for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 16, 2014

I did not care for this recipe. The cupcakes looked great, but both the cupcakes and the frosting had a terrible aftertaste and neither was sweet enough. I see there are other variations with real vanilla, honey or agave and also dairy products, like whipped cream -- those modifications might be a lot better. I think the combination of erythritol, stevia and melt substitute was just too much substituting...


8 Ratings

Aug 30, 2012


Jul 28, 2012


Feb 06, 2014

Finally! A gluten free sugar free cupcake recipe that's quick and easy. I couldn't find erythritol at the store anywhere. I have xylitol at home and knowing that xylitol is much sweeter than erythritol, I used 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup. I wish I would have did half instead because it was just a little too sweet. Also, the xylitol is a little grainy. I'm not sure if they make powder, oh well - not the recipe's fault. I also couldn't find sugar free food coloring so I just skipped it. I will be making these again!

Jun 16, 2015

The cake was super grainy and the sweetness of the erythritol was unbearable. I made these for getaway for a bridal event and I was so embarrassed by their taste. The frosting was delicious though.

Mar 05, 2015

This recipe turned out great!


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  • Calories
  • 185 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 6.5 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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