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If you celebrate March 17th, try the St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes. No grains, no artificial colors. Perfectly guilt-free keto cupcakes!

St Patrick’s Day Keto Cupcakes

It’s that time of the year when I would love to give out a recipe for green keto beer! I never had a green beer before going keto, have you? Anyways, I can imagine that some of you like to celebrate the March 17th, so I’m inviting you to try the St Patrick’s Day Keto Cupcakes. No grains, no artificial colors. Only a couple of tricks to get some green color into perfectly guilt-free keto cupcakes.

Keto Cupcakes for any occasion

I love cupcakes. They are a totally different thing from muffins, yet, take away the frosting and you get a muffin. It is the frosting that gives the “muffin” that magical enhancement. When the spongy and cakey base combines with the creamy and fresh topping, the combination of the two is a rave party for the tongue and the brain!

I think we should be making keto cupcakes more often. The frosting takes some additional time, though. I find myself having too little patience for making those beautiful, classy cupcakes that would fit in a display window of a pastry shop. Well, a part of the problem lies in not really having many options for keto-friendly decoration. Every decoration you can buy in stores is made of sugar and artificial colors. I’d need to quick my day job and Ph.D. studies to make my own.

Therefore, St Patrick’s Day Keto Cupcakes are focusing on being slightly green without any artificial colors and sugar-filled stuff. If you have a keto-friendly solution for decoration, lucky you! Now, go ahead and show us!

 

Keto green blondies recipe by My Sweet Keto

How to make St Patrick’s Keto Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a cupcake pan with paper liners (possibly green);
  • In a small bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt;
  • In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together creamy sunbutter, softened butter, sweetener, and baking soda;
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla and heavy cream (or almond milk) and whisk thoroughly;
  • Using a rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just combined;
  • Spoon the batter into 12 paper liners. Bake immediately for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the pan and let them cool down on a cooling rack.
  • For the frosting, beat together softened butter, cream cheese, powdered sweetener, matcha powder, and vanilla;
  • Pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes. Decorate with more matcha powder.

NOTES:

  • Because sunbutter reacts with baking soda, the inside of the cupcakes will turn greenish when cooled. There’s nothing wrong with the cupcakes! This is an intentional use of sunbutter for making St Patrick’s Day Keto Cupcakes rather than just any type of Keto Cupcakes.
  • You can make homemade sunbutter.
  • These Keto Cupcakes are best served fresh and frosted just before serving.
  • Deep down, I do not like using frosting recipes where you’re supposed to mix butter and sweetener that is twice the amount of butter. That is just too much erythritol or any other sweetener if you ask me. Thus, the frosting might turn a bit runnier than we’d want.

If you celebrate March 17th, try the St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes. No grains, no artificial colors. Perfectly guilt-free keto cupcakes!

How to make homemade sunbutter

I’ve had a short sunbutter recipe up for ages now. But, basically, this is what you need to do:

  • Take a bag of sunflower seeds and slightly roast them in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for around 40 minutes. Make sure they don’t burn. Roasted, sunflower seeds get a tad nicer flavor;
  • Pulse the seeds in a food processor for a few minutes until almost creamy. It takes patience.
  • Add a dash of salt and a Tbsp. or so of coconut oil and pulse. This final step makes the sunbutter creamy.
Homemade sunbutter recipe by My Sweet Keto
Homemade sunbutter recipe

Sunbutter Keto Cupcakes?

Yes. In general, I wouldn’t indulge in sunbutter or sunflower seeds every day because of the high presence of Omega 6. But it is good to keep in mind that sunbutter is a great substitution for those with nut allergies! So if you can’t have peanut butter (which I wouldn’t indulge in too often, either) because of an allergy, sunbutter can be a fun alternative!

On the other hand, if you have no intention of making Keto Cupcakes for St Patrick’s Day, or just don’t care about the greenish color that sunbutter offers, you can easily use any other nut butter. There’s no-one that wants to keep you away from baking peanut butter keto cupcakes using this very recipe.

If you decide to have a green keto dessert, let us know how it goes by leaving a comment below!

If you celebrate March 17th, try the St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes. No grains, no artificial colors. Perfectly guilt-free keto cupcakes!

St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes

One St. Patrick's Day Keto Cupcake comes out to be approximately 232 Calories,

Fat: 19 g (of which Saturated: 8 g, MUFA's: 5 g),
Total Carbs: 7 g,
Fiber: 5 g,
Net Carbs: 2 g,
Protein: 10 g

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Keto
Keyword: Keto, Low-Carb
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 232kcal

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/2 cup sunbutter creamy, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 6 Tbsp. sweetener preferably powdered
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 3 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp. butter softened
  • 6 Tbsp. powdered sweetener
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. matcha powder

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a cupcake pan with paper liners (possibly green).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together sifted flours, baking powder, and salt.
    St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes recipe by My Sweet Keto
  • In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together creamy sunbutter, softened butter, sweetener, and baking soda.
    St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes recipe by My Sweet Keto
  • Beat in the egg. Add vanilla and heavy cream (or almond milk) and whisk thoroughly.
    St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes recipe by My Sweet Keto
  • Using a rubber spatula, stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
    St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes recipe by My Sweet Keto
  • Spoon the batter into 12 paper liners. Bake immediately for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes recipe by My Sweet Keto
  • Remove the cupcakes from the pan and let them cool down on a cooling rack.
    St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes recipe by My Sweet Keto

Frosting

  • Beat together softened butter, cream cheese, powdered sweetener, matcha powder, and vanilla. It's best to sift matcha through a fine sieve.
    St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes recipe by My Sweet Keto
  • Pipe the frosting on the cooled cupcakes. Decorate with more matcha powder.
    St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes recipe by My Sweet Keto
  • Keto green blondies recipe by My Sweet Keto

Notes

  • Because sunbutter reacts with baking soda, the inside of the cupcakes will turn greenish when cooled. There's nothing wrong with the cupcakes! This is an intentional use of sunbutter for making St Patrick's Keto Cupcakes rather than just any type of Keto Cupcakes.
  • You can make homemade sunbutter.
  • These Keto Cupcakes are best served fresh and frosted just before serving.
  • For firmer frosting, add more powdered sweetener.

Nutrition

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 8% | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 10%
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If you celebrate March 17th, try the St Patrick's Day Keto Cupcakes. No grains, no artificial colors. Perfectly guilt-free keto cupcakes!

Looking for more St Patrick’s Day Keto recipes?

You are welcome to check out the recipes below! Keto Green Cookies, Keto Green Blondies.

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