chocolate cupcake with orange frosting

Approximate Ratio 2.7:1

Makes 6 mini cupcakes (103 calories & 1.4g of carb per cupcake)


For Chocolate cupcakes

1/4C (28g) almond flour

1/12t (0.4g) salt

1/12t  (0.4g) baking soda

1/12t (0.15g) ground cinnamon

2t (4g) unsweetened cocoa powder

2T (27g) Truvia

1T (15g) DaVinci sugar free syrup, German Chocolate Cake

1+1/3T (18.5g) unsalted butter, european style, softened, not melted

1 (50g) egg

1/3t (2.5g) vanilla flavor, Frontier alcohol-free

For frosting

1/4C (60g) Organic Valley heavy whipping cream

2t (9g) Truvia

1/4t (2g) orange flavor

few drops of orange food coloring


Mix all the dry ingredients.  Mix all the wet ingredients.  Mix in the dry ingredients.

Line the cupcake pan with liners and fill 3/4 way up.

Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.  Cool completely before frosting.

For frosting, whip heavy cream and truvia.  add orange flavor and food coloring and mix well.


  1. Hi, Can you tell me what else can I use to replace the almond flour since my son is allergy for the Almond? Thanks.


    • i have used Bickford Flavors. I have also tried using a few drops of SweetLeaf liquid stevia Valencia Orange (with reduced amount of Truvia) instead, and that was ok too.

  2. Hi there – so are you on a specific amount of calories and ratio as per the ketogenic diet? I am planning for my almost-2year old son’s party. We are on the diet at 3.5:1 ratio and have yet to make these kinds of things for him. I want to use davinci syrup on his shaved ice but don’t know how much is safe to use. Any suggestions?

    • Hi Joelle,
      Clara is on 2:1 currently, but Dawn’s daughter Charlotte is on 3.5:1.

      If you are planning to try this cupcake recipe, you can increase the butter in the cupcake, or simply add more frosting. When i did Clara’s birthday, i skipped her snacks, so she can enjoy more of the birthday treats. If you see the birthday posting , you can see how i tried to plan the day (more details in comments section at the bottom). even though this theme was princess, i’m sure you can get some ideas from it. i think the key is to focus on activities and other things rather than food… and timing is everything =)

      As for the DaVinci Syrup, please check with your nutritionist before trying for the first time. If you are approved for Splenda, my assumption is that you will be ok since the syrup is sweetened with Splenda, but only your nutritionist can tell you if your son is approved for any ingredient since every child is different. When I do shaved ice, i usually use about 2-3 teaspoons of the davinci syrup. You can also pour any approved flavored drink. today was a hot day in northern california, so we actually froze a flavored drink and shaved it as dessert. =)

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