Keto Dulce De Leche Cupcakes

Dulce De Leche Cupcake
Dulce De Leche Cupcake

Keto Dulce De Leche Cupcakes

Recipes   Sweets     Gluten Free     Seasonal     Keto    

Ingredients

Dulce de Leche
  • 6 TBS of butter (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup Swerve, Confectioners
  • 1/8 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
Vanilla Cupcake
  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup whey unsweetened protein
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 4 TBS butter (room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup of Swerve, Granular
  • 3 eggs
  • 1  ½ TBS vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
Dulce de Leche Pumpkin Spice Icing
  • 6 TBS of unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 6 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Swerve, Confectioners
  •  1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 2 tsp heavy whipping cream or milk
  • 1/3 cup dulce de leche

Dulce De Leche Cupcakes

Instructions

Dulce de Leche
  1. Make the Dulce de Leche first so that it can come to room temperature.
  2. Heat molasses and Swerve on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Swerve will dissolve and become a liquid.
  3. Add butter (it should bubble some), and whisk in until completely melted.
  4. Add whipping cream and vanilla and whisk until combined.
  5. Remove from heat, and add salt and xanthan gum. Whisk until combined, and set aside and let cool, whisking every 10 minutes while it cools to continue activating the xanthan gum. 
Vanilla Cupcake
  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F and line a muffin pan with 10 liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, baking powder, protein powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer, on medium high speed, mix together softened butter and Swerve until creamy. On medium speed add eggs, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add almond milk and mix until combined.  Remove mixer bowl and stir a few times with a spatula.
  5. Pour the batter evenly into the muffin liners, about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 20-23 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out mostly clean; you do not want it to come out completely dry.
Dulce De Leche Pumpkin Spice Icing
  1. In an electric mixer or with a hand mixer combine frosting ingredients except for dulce de leche. Beat until well combined for about 10 minutes on high speed. 
  2. Add room temperature dulce de leche to icing, and gently fold in to create a swirl with icing and leche.
  3. Place in icing bag and pipe onto cupcakes or use a knife and spread onto cupcakes.
  4. Top with Swerve Caramel Popcorn for a festive and fall-like topping!

Makes 10 cupcakes.

Dulce De Leche Cupcake 3
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cupcake

Servings 10

Calories 330
Total Fat 30g
Total Saturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 115mg
Sodium 200mg
Total Carbs 29g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Swerve 24g
Protein 8g
Net Carbs: 3g

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