Keto Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Keto Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes
Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes

I have always loved the combination of lemon and poppy seed so I am thrilled to share this keto cupcake recipe with you. The recipe took a few trials to get here (don’t even ask how many zested lemons are sitting in my fridge right now(!) but the truth is, the end-result recipe below is dead-easy. These lovely, sweet, lemony cupcakes have a beautiful texture and a delicious flavour. Bonus: they come in at only 3.4g carbs per cupcake (and that includes the cream cheese frosting!)

Be sure to check out the other Desserts and Sweet Treats (all low-carb) on this site.

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Carbs 3.4g
(4.6%); Fat 21g (83.8%); Protein 6.6g (11.6%)
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Keto Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes
Low-carb living at it's best! These lemon and poppy seed cupcakes come in at only 3.4g carbs per cupcake - and that includes the delicious frosting!
Keto Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes
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Course Dessert
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
For the cupcakes
  • 120 g almond flour
  • 40 g coconut flour
  • 80 g Swerve® sweetener confectioners
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 2 lemons finely grated zest only
  • 1 TB poppy seeds
  • pinch salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 80 g unsalted grass-fed butter
  • 130 g sour cream
For the cream cheese frosting
  • 250 g full-fat cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 TB Swerve® sweetener confectioners
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 lemon finely grated zest only (to garnish)
Course Dessert
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
For the cupcakes
  • 120 g almond flour
  • 40 g coconut flour
  • 80 g Swerve® sweetener confectioners
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 2 lemons finely grated zest only
  • 1 TB poppy seeds
  • pinch salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 80 g unsalted grass-fed butter
  • 130 g sour cream
For the cream cheese frosting
  • 250 g full-fat cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 TB Swerve® sweetener confectioners
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 lemon finely grated zest only (to garnish)
Keto Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C / 340°F.
  2. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, confectioner's sweetener, baking powder, baking soda, lemon zest (grated using a microplane), poppy seeds and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Crack the eggs into a second bowl. Weigh out your butter and sour cream separately. Line a 12-muffin baking tin with 12 paper cupcake cases. This is what you should have ready:
    Keto Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes
  4. Melt the butter over a very low heat in a small pan on the stove top. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  5. Using an electric hand mixer, beat the eggs until frothy. Drizzle the melted butter into the eggs and continue to mix well.
    Keto Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes
  6. Add the sour cream and mix until well-combined.
  7. Use a clean, dry whisk to combine the bowl of dry ingredients. It is essential that there are no clumps (as often happens with coconut flour), and that the zest, poppy seeds and baking powders are all evenly mixed in.
    Keto Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes
  8. Now, pour the wet egg mixture into the dry flour mixture and use the electric hand mixer to fully-combine, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl.
    Keto Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes
  9. Spoon the batter into the 12 cupcake cases, then place the muffin tray on the middle rack of the preheated oven. Bake for 10 min, then (without opening the oven door) reduce the oven to 160°C / 320°F and bake for another 12 minutes. After 12 minutes (again, without opening the oven door) turn the oven off and leave the cupcakes in the oven for another 3-5 minutes.
  10. (If you are like me and do not want the tops to darken too much, gently lay a sheet of tin foil over the muffin tray after about 15 minutes, but do so quickly to avoid too much heat leaving the oven. Do not cover with foil too early as the tops would not have cooked enough yet and may stick to the foil.)
  11. Remove the tray from the oven. Gently remove each cupcake from the muffin tray and set aside to cool on a cooling rack. At this time, make the frosting.
  12. Tip out any wateriness from the packaged cream cheese. Whisk the cream cheese, sweetener and vanilla essence together, then fill a piping bag fitted with a nozzle (I used a star nozzle).
  13. Once the cupcakes have cooled, pipe the frosting on top of the cupcakes in any pattern you wish. (I simply did it in an anti-clockwise circular shape that tapered higher in the centre.) Use the microplane to finely grate over the zest of the third lemon.
  14. The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down this page (keep scrolling), as well as the link to PIN THE RECIPE (for those on Pinterest). There is also a comment facility, so do let me know how you get on...
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Macro Details per serving (1 cupcake, incl. frosting)
4.6%              Carbs
11.6%            Protein
83.8%            Fat

Nutritional Information per serving (1 cupcake, incl. frosting)

Calories                         229Kcal / 958kJ
Fat                                 21g
 of which saturates        9.8g
Carbohydrates              3.4g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*)
 of which sugars            1.6g
Fibre                              3g
Protein                           6.6g

*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 3.4g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.

Allergens
Almonds
Eggs
Milk
Wheat (may be found in the baking powder)




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Disclaimer: The nutritional analysis, macro and allergen breakdown of the recipes on this site are meticulously calculated using the cloud-based software NUTRITICS®. NUTRITICS® is fully approved by the relevant Trading Standards organizations and is EU and FDA-compliant. The author, Monya Kilian Palmer is trained in using this superior software in order to provide you accurate data. The author is not a medical professional and this website has been designed only to provide you with recipes to suit the keto lifestyle you have chosen and discussed with your GP. The macros calculations are provided as a courtesy to you based on Monya’s weighing of ingredients when creating the dishes. If Erythritol (a sugar polyol) has been used in any of the recipes, it has already been manually excluded from the final carbohydrate count for you.


 

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