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Keto Carrot Cake Cupcakes

These keto carrot cake cupcakes are moist, grain-free, gluten-free, and flat-out delicious.

This all-time American favorite is not only low in carbs but its flavorful cupcake topped with the classic cream cheese frosting! 

Not only are they low in carbs but they are keto-friendly clocking in at just 3.1 net carbs. And if you are wondering, yes carrots are ok to have on keto, just not in large amounts. 

Carrots on keto are a viable choice since carrots are loaded with nutrition, it’s why I aim to find creative, delicious ways to incorporate them into my diet.

What’s great about carrots is that they pack a lot of flavors, so a small amount of carrots goes a long way in a ketogenic recipe like these cupcakes.

Look, as far as I am concerned although carrots are a little higher in carbs, they can be enjoyed while doing a keto diet. Just be mindful of the amounts you are consuming and plan your macros accordingly. 

In fact, I am such a believer in having carrots while doing keto that I have an entire collection of keto carrot recipes.

I invite you to read our article are carrots keto to learn more about why we choose to include carrots in our keto diet.

These cupcakes were inspired by my popular keto carrot cake recipe. By making them cupcakes, they have built-in portion control.

I also have a recipe for keto carrot muffins that are just as tasty but dairy-free.

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Gluten-free keto carrot cake cupcakes

Keto Carrot Cake Cupcakes

These healthy carrot cake cupcakes are sure to please even the pickiest of palates. It’s a recipe that the whole family can enjoy. 

Full of great spice flavor, and topped with silky, creamy, keto-friendly cream cheese frosting, what’s not to love?! 

It’s a yummy, healthy cupcake you be proud to serve. Plus, it’s one you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. Winning!

A low-carb carrot cake cupcake recipe is welcomed any time of the year as far as I am concerned. But it’s especially nice for Easter. What better way to celebrate Resurrection Day, than with a healthy dessert

How To Make Keto-Friendly Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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keto carrot cupcake batter
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The only thing you need to keep in mind is that although tempting do not use pre-shredded carrots because they are often dry and hard and will not produce the tender crumb you want.

Using pre-shredded carrots may seem like a way to save time, but I assure you that taking the few minutes to freshly grate your carrots is so worth the tiny effort.

So don’t skip this step, I promise you, your taste buds will thank you.

You can use a food processor to quickly grate your carrots, just be sure not to over-process them. You can also use a box grater if you prefer. 

Then you’ll cream the butter with the sugar substitutes along with the eggs beating well after each addition. Once that’s well combined you’ll add the heavy whipping cream and the grated carrots.

In another bowl, you’ll measure and then sift the almond flour. Yes, sifting is an important step, so don’t skip this either.

Then it’s simply a matter of adding the dry ingredients to the wet ones and then stirring in the pecans.

At this point, the cupcake batter is ready and just needs to be transferred evenly between the prepared muffin pans.

You’ll then bake the cupcakes for about 20-25 minutes and prepare the cream cheese frosting as they cool.

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Moist keto carrot cake cupcakes

Ingredients And Tools Needed To Make

Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

Tools You’ll Need:

keto carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting on a wood cake stand
keto carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting on a wood cake stand

Best Sugar-Substitutes For Sugar-Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes

This recipe uses a combination of sugar substitutes both a white granulated and a brown sugar substitute. My top choice when it comes to a white granulated sweetener is a monk fruit/erythritol blend.

My personal favorite is Lakanto’s brand. But you can also use Swerve an erythritol sugar substitute. 

You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for most of my baked goods. However, if using Pyure you will want to use half the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter choice. 

As far as what brown sugar substitute I can recommend for this recipe, I used Sukrin Gold.

The use of brown sugar substitute gives a depth of flavor that you would otherwise miss, so I wouldn’t omit it if you want to ensure the same results.

Alternatively, you can use Lakanto Golden and Swerve’s Brown Sugar.

This recipe also calls for the use of a powdered sugar substitute for the cream cheese frosting. It must be a confectioner’s sugar substitute sweetener and it’s why I defer to the only two I use regularly.

My favorite brands are Lankanto’s monk fruit blend or Swerve which is another erythritol blend. 

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Keto Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

The ultimate recipe for keto carrot cake. It's the perfect balance between spices and sweetness. This recipe produces a moist delicious keto cake.


Keto Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Keto Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans (optional)


Carrot Cake Cupcakes

  1. Grate your carrots using a food processor or a box grater. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Line the two muffin pans with cupcake liners.
  4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer cream the butter and both sugar substitutes until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  6. Add the ½ cup of heavy whipping cream and combine well.
  7. Next, add freshly grated carrots and mix well till fully combined.
  8. In another bowl combine the almond flour, baking powder, and spices.
  9. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  10. Lastly, stir in the chopped pecans.
  11. Transfer the batter evenly between the two prepared muffin pans.
  12. Bake for 20-25-minutes or until done.
  13. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a baking rack to cool thoroughly.
  14. While the cupcakes cool, proceed to make the cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Using an electric beater set to high, beat the softened cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Make sure to scrape the bowl several times.
  2. Beat this mixture on high between 2-3 minutes. Note: you want to use your whipping attachment to get the best results. Or use your egg beaters if you do not own this attachment.
  3. Next, add the sugar-free confectioner's sugar a little at a time.
  4. To the blended cream cheese frosting batter add the heavy whipping cream a couple of tablespoons at a time on high until light and airy. About 2 minutes.

Frosting Your Carrot Cake Cupcakes

  1. When the cupcakes have cooled completely you can frost your cupcakes.
  2. Add about 2 tablespoons of frosting to the top of each cupcake. You can spread the frosting or use a piping bag.


Make sure you grate your own carrots. Do not use pre-grated carrots as they will be too dry.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you freeze do so without the frosting for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 4.1gNet Carbohydrates: 3.1gFiber: 1gSugar: .90gProtein: 3.4g

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Friday 7th of April 2023

Is each carrot cupcake 4.1 carb


Friday 7th of April 2023

Is this recipe 4.1 carbs per cupcake

Hilda Solares

Friday 7th of April 2023

Hi Illiana,

There are 4.1 total carbs and 3.1 net carbs per cupcake.

Donna B Reidland

Wednesday 22nd of March 2023

I can't wait to try these!

Hilda Solares

Thursday 23rd of March 2023

Enjoy in good health Donna!


Tuesday 21st of September 2021

Made this today and it was delicious. My concern is the butter amount, your recipe called for 1 cup but as the cupcakes cooled, there was a significant amount of butter at the bottom of the cupcakes. Is this normal or did I miss something?

Hilda Solares

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

Hi Mar, I just made this recipe again yesterday too and it worked perfectly. I will tell you that sometimes depending on the almond flour you use it could cause a little oil residue. The best advice is for this is to be sure and measure then sift your almond flour. Hope this helps

Wendy Wong

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

Probably the best dessert I could make that may fool the lovers of all things unhealthy. Very good & passed the picky husband test. I would use even more cinnamon & spices next time.

Hilda Solares

Monday 24th of May 2021

Love hearing this Wendy. Anytime we can fool those tastebuds it makes this girl sooo happy.

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