Easter Keto Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes!

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This recipe for Keto chocolate sour cream cupcakes produces the richest, moistest keto chocolate cupcakes you will ever have. Made with a combination of almond and coconut flour this recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream! 



As a huge fan of all things chocolate, it made perfect sense to include a chocolate cupcake that was keto-friendly.

Can a person have too many low carb keto chocolate recipes? Yup, I thought you would agree with me that, that could never be a problem. 

I have a complete list of Keto Cakes that as a fan of cakes I encourage you to also visit. Make sure you remember to also check out our Keto Cream Cheese Recipes.

keto chocolate sour cream cupcakes
keto chocolate sour cream cupcakes

Keto Chocolate Cupcakes

These low carb chocolate cupcakes include sour cream, a little secret ingredient I learned to use years ago when wanting to make a baked good extra moist.  If you haven’t had this combination before you are in for a real treat.

The recipe also includes a bold cup of coffee for an added depth of flavor. Something about coffee that truly enhances the flavor of chocolate. You can always make it decaf if you are concerned about the caffeine. Or simply use water instead.

Easy Keto Chocolate Cupcakes

keto chocolate cupcakes
keto chocolate cupcakes

Full of rich, chocolate flavor yet void of sugar and wheat flour these cupcakes will fool your taste buds. 

Some may call these keto chocolate muffins since I opted not to frost them and that’s ok with me. Truth is these are so chocolatey that frosting is totally optional.

But if you are wanting a recipe for a keto chocolate buttercream frosting, you can grab the recipe I’ve included in my keto chocolate coconut cake recipe.

How To Make Keto Chocolate Cupcakes

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The best part is that these are not only delicious but super easy to make. 

Made with basic keto baking staples you can turn to this keto option and stay the course whenever chocolate cravings strike.

Sugar Substitute Options

When it comes to choosing which sugar-substitute to use for these easy keto chocolate cupcakes, I have several options for you.  

Lakanto Monk Fruit is hands down my favorite. Because the texture and flavor are what I have found to be the closest to real sugar and since there is barely any aftertaste. 

Having said that, I’m also partial to the brand Swerve which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.

If you are wondering why I have not mentioned any stevia-based sweeteners, it’s because I do not feel it pairs well with chocolate recipes. I find that it accentuates the bitterness in stevia and it’s why I do not recommend it in this recipe. 

Keto Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes

I decided to share my keto chocolate sour cream cupcake recipe in time for Resurrection Sunday (Easter). I couldn’t think of a better recipe to help celebrate our Christian Faith.

These low carb chocolate sour cream cupcakes are the perfect healthy treat to enjoy during this holiest season.

Keto chocolate cupcakes
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Whether it is called Easter or Resurrection Day is not as important to this girl as the event and purpose of the resurrection.

Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection are God’s provision for the perfect and final sacrifice for man’s sins. It’s the only payment God accepts for the remission of our sins.

Accepting God’s Provision

I was twelve years old when I made the decision to accept Christ as my Savior, that was many moons ago. However, it was such a powerful defining moment in my life, that I can recall with great detail everything about that day.

In fact, I can even tell you exactly what I was wearing, and who prayed with me. Honestly, this really surprises me since most days I can’t remember what I wore a week ago.

Without a doubt, trusting Jesus as my savior was the best decision I ever made and it marked me for life.

That day was the beginning of a new and glorious life for me. It started me on a lifelong journey of transformation that radically changed my life.

The Christian road has not always been an easy one for me. My faith has had many opportunities to be tested.

BUT, no matter how challenging life sometimes gets, I can’t imagine my life without Him. I always say better to go through this with His help, than to try my own best efforts without him.

Easter Or Resurrection

Can I tell you that it really does not matter to me if you call the day that we commemorate the sacrifice that Christ made on the cross Easter or Resurrection Sunday?

I know that may not sit well with some people, but frankly, I am not about to stop a child from collecting Easter eggs in the same way, I would never put a blockade on Santa Claus during Christmas.

After all, it’s up to us as adults to teach the children the true meaning of these Christian holidays. Why not let them get excited about the holidays and let that enthusiasm open the door for meaningful conversations when they are ready.

Why So Much Sugar During The Holidays?

What I think most will agree with is that (Easter) Resurrection Sunday, offers no shortage of sweets.

Whether it’s the vast array of jelly beans, chocolate covered eggs or solid chocolate crosses, sugar-laden foods seem to be in abundance.

I mean, even the traditional holiday ham is covered in drippy, sugary syrup.

This year I challenge you to enjoy the festivities but also offer a healthier option like these keto chocolate sour cream cupcakes.

Lastly, I find no harm if you choose to participate in an Easter egg hunt with the little ones for the sake of tradition. I won’t even fault you for sneaking a treat from their basket

Holiday traditions are made for lasting memories. But why stop there? Instead, may I also encourage you to make every effort to also take those same little ones to church on Easter Sunday?

Why not allow a Sunday School teacher to pour into their lives and share the true meaning behind this holiday?

I sure hope you will give this recipe a try. Once you do, make sure you remember to tag us on Instagram and Facebook. It’s what keeps this girl encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting her recipes.

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If there is one thing I particularly proud of sharing it’s how we combined our Christian faith with the keto diet.   

In case you don’t know, Randy and I came to the keto diet looking at it from a Christian perspective. As believers, we live our entire lives supported by God’s grace.

So when the Holy Spirit led us to combine our Christian faith and the keto diet, we did so in hopes of finding lasting transformation.

Randy had been a diabetic for over 15 years and he was dealing with the consequences of this disease. I was a survivor of the Guillan Barre Syndrome and was fighting fibromyalgia and chronic sciatica.

To say we needed God’s intervention is putting it mildly. When we followed the Holy Spirit’s prompting to we got on the path to real transformation. 

Knowing firsthand the benefits of this decision we have created a closed Christian group that is using the keto diet to transform their lives.  I love how supportive and encouraging this group of believers is. It’s exciting to see how people are transforming their lives by combining this lifestyle with the Christian faith. 

The testimonies coming out of our Fittoservegroup is what motivates us to continue to share what we’ve learned. 

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Keto Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A rich keto chocolate sour cream cupcake recipe. It's low in carbs, sugar-free, gluten-free and keto-friendly.



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12 capacity regular sized muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a double broiler, or microwave in 15 second increments. Set aside and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl combine the sugar substitute, almond and coconut flours, baking powder and sea-salt. Set bowl aside.
  4. In a small bowl combine the cooled coffee, sour cream and melted butter.
  5. Next using an electric mixer or standup mixer add the coffee mixture to all the dry ingredients and mix gently on low.
  6. Allow the mixture to combine well. .
  7. Next add the whole eggs one at a time and mix until fully incorporated. Make sure to scrape the bowl several times during the mixing process.
  8. Lastly, add the melted chocolate to the batter and gently fold in the chocolate with a spatula until well blended.
  9. Pour batter into the cupcake lined muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Allow the cupcakes to cool before serving.
  11. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. This recipe also freezes well for up to 3 weeks.


Note that these Keto Chocolate sour cream cupcakes have a brownie like texture and therefore they will not rise as high as traditional chocolate cupcakes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 8.3gSaturated Fat: 4.8gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 2.9gNet Carbohydrates: 1.9gFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 1.6g

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to talk about Christ and to share your love for Him here. I too am a Christian and remember the day I accepted Christ as my savior at the age of 10. Today I was looking for a keto type desert, not for any particular holiday, just to have something nice to have without sugar and found your recipe. Finding your words about Christ was such a welcomed surprise.

    • Hilda Solares

      Hi Susan, so thrilled you found my blog. Sharing my recipes will always also open my heart to sharing my faith. It means so much to me that you would take the time to to stop by to encourage me. ??

  2. Is this for mini cupcakes or normal ones?

  3. Hello question for ya,
    I am trying to put this into my husbands fitness pal for his Keto Diet and I keep getting 15 carbs per cupcake instead of the 2 that you have listed ? Please help

    He loved them and now won’t eat them
    Due to the high carb content.

    • Hilda Solares

      Hi Madison, that’s because you’re including the carbs from Swerve but Swerve is the name brand of Erythritol But unlike other sugar alcohols it has a 0 % impact on blood sugar. (unlike Xylitol and Malitol) It is completely safe to eat on a keto diet and you do not need to count the carbs in your Net carb count for the day.
      Erythritol is only 0.2 Calories per gram. It is listed as 25 grams of carbs by difference. In the US at least, anything that is not protein or fat when tested is automatically listed as a carb by difference. Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is 90% processed in the small intestine. The human body cannot derive energy from erythritol (hence the low calorie count), and it has 0 glycemic impact and load (no insulin response).

  4. Thank you so much for the timely and information packed response. He will be pleased!

  5. These cupcakes look delicious. Could you make these as brownies and bake in a squre non-stick pan?

  6. Hello!! I would like to make these for my family but was wondering if I could leave the coffee out?

    • Hi Marene, you certainly can leave the coffee out. It’s only there to enhance the chocolate flavor but totally not necessary. Enjoy!

  7. I baked these and they are soooo delicious. The only problem I have is that the consistency is very moist but they fall apart when I try to eat one. I have to use a spoon. What did I do wrong?

    • Hmmmm that’s odd. Perhaps they needed to be baked a little longer. You can try popping them in say a 300 degree oven for 15 more minutes to see if this helps. Unfortunately, not all ovens heat the same.

  8. Can I use dark cacao powder in stead of melted chocolate. Should I add more of another ingredient to compensate for the dry vs moist chocolate? Mic

  9. The serving saids 24 is the correct or is it 12 serves? The macros stated is for 24 mini’s?

  10. Samantha Steen

    what can i subsitute for coffee?

  11. Hello
    Oh no !!! I saw 12 regular size muffins. I made the 12. Now what. You were not clear on the serving size. It said 12 regular size. After I put the batter into 12 muffin cups I saw the comments that it is 24 regular size. Really!!! Now what am I supposed to do with all these expensive ingredients. Please tell me it makes 12 regular size muffins and 24 mini. I thought the batter was so runny or loose. It filled 12 to the top with a small amt. left over. I’m trying not to be upset. I read and re read these instructions.
    I love Jesus to

  12. P.S.
    They are already in the oven.

  13. Alisha Mills

    Is it 2 C Swerve on 2 C Sugar equivalent?

  14. Karen Janicki

    I really loved that you shared the Gospel in this post! What a wonderful way to share God’s love and blessings in a post where we get to enjoy His delicious bounty :). Stay strong for Jesus! God bless you.

  15. All my cupcakes collapsed 🙁 they still tasted good! Any suggestions?

  16. Just made my first batch. Since it was my first time I decided to cut the recipe in half. THEY ARE DELICIOUS! I used stevia as my sweetener and Tasters Choice French Roast instant coffee. Big thumbs up!

  17. Hello,
    Thank you for clearing my confusion. I’ve made your muffins three times in less than a month. My family loves them. And for me, I’m 4 weeks into my Keto and these muffins cure my chocolate and sugar cravings. ??? Thank you.

  18. Tracey Cowan

    I made these today, Father’s Day. Followed the directions to the T. They were soooo good. This will go in my Keto keep list. Will def make these again.

  19. These are amazing! Just made them for a picnic tomorrow. I got 21 cupcakes out of the batter, and made a version of your cream cheese frosting for them, adding a little cocoa powder and peanut butter, and almond extract. The frosting recipe made enough to frost 30 cupcakes! So delicious and only 4 grams net carbs per frosted cupcake!!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  20. Jazmin Meyers

    Hi how are you I tried making these and I think I have done something wrong i poured 1 cup of hot coffee in the mixture and my cupcakes did not taste good and were very bland I did all the stuff like you said and I also used lillys chocolate chips melted in the mixture . Can you help me figure out why they didnt taste right and fell right apart please. I wanted to like them I just probably made them wrong

  21. Hilda – I’m super excited to try the chocolate sour cream cupcakes. Can I add protein powder to up the protein without affecting the outcome?

    • Hi Janet, I believe that adding protein powder will affect the outcome of cupcakes and make them drier. If you are wanting more protein perhaps spreading some peanut or almond butter to the top will be a better option.

  22. My husband does not like coconut flour. Can I use just almond flour for the same results?


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