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Best Keto Brownies

The Best Keto Brownies are here! You will never find it anywhere else. These brownies are rich and chocolatey, with fudgy middles and crispy edges and beautiful cracks on top. Enjoy them with or without Best Keto Chocolate Buttercream and Cream Cheese Frosting. I’m pretty sure, these will disappear in no time.

I’ve been searching for the best brownie recipes for years, and I couldn’t seem to find one that would meet my standards. When I was in my teens, I have this favorite shop in the mall that sells the super fudgy, moist and chocolaty brownies with of course the crispy edges and cracks on top. I always buy them to bring home to my family. My most favorite one is with peanuts and marshmallows aka rocky road.

Now a days, you can just make them from boxes. Don’t get me wrong, they’re good too, but I just want to make brownies from scratch, and unfortunately, full recipes are not in the box.

And also, it has to be Keto. Most of you know that I’m in a Keto/Low Carb lifestyle, and it’s harder to create the regular brownies to Keto brownies that is equally good. It will never be the same, but this is by far the Best Keto Brownies you’ll ever see.

You may also like my other brownie recipes: Best Fudgy Brownies, Avocado Chocolate and Cashew Brownies, and Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice.

How to Make Brownies Moist?

Here are Simple Tips that you can follow to make homemade brownies moist and chewy.

Do not Over Mix the Batter

Do not over mix the batter once you’ve added the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Just mix to moisten and combine all the ingredients. Remember: The denser the batter, the moister the brownies will be.

Use the Right Size Pan

It’s important that you are using the right size pan for the brownies to be moist. Usually, brownie recipes call for an 8-inch square pan. If you are using small pan, it would mean that the batter will be thick and won’t spread out because there’s not enough space. This can lead to clumpy and under baked brownies. On the other hand, if you are using big pan, the batter will spread out and will result to thin and dry brownies because it will bake too quickly.

Bake at the Right Temperature

Every baker knows this, relying in your oven thermometer is not enough, invest in a separate good oven thermometer to be put inside your oven to make sure that the one you set on the dial is the same as the internal thermometer. Oven thermometers are so cheap that you can’t have any excuse for not having one.

Do not Over Bake Brownies

Best tip to keep the brownies moist is to never over bake them. It’s actually better to under bake the brownies than to over bake them. You’ll notice that slightly under baked brownies will have fudgy and moist middle. Over baking them makes it dry and hard.

Can I Eat a Brownie on Keto?

Yes, of course, Keto Brownies are extremely rich, moist and chocolaty and are perfect to eat after a Keto meal. They are less carbs in Keto Brownies than the regular brownies, but the texture is quite interesting because Keto Brownies are made with almond flour which means it’s a bit gritty and grainy. Apart from that, it is moist, fudgy, and so good to eat.

If you prefer non-keto brownie: Avocado Chocolate and Cashew Brownies

How to Make Best Keto Brownies?

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C. Grease an 8-inch square pan, or line the pan with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. Then add in the wet ingredients. Pour the batter into the pan and spread it evenly. Smooth down the top by using another sheet of parchment. Bake the brownies for 20 minutes on the middle rack. Once baked, let it cool completely on a cooling rack. This will continue to firm up while cooling. These Best Keto Brownies are delicious as it is or with frosting. (For the photos, I used my Keto Chocolate Buttercream and Cream Cheese Frosting).

If you like other Keto chocolate recipe -> Best Keto Chocolate Cupcakes

Best Keto Brownies

Kate
The Best Keto Brownies are here. They are delicious with or without Keto frosting. Enjoy these low carb brownies after dinner, or simply have them any time of the day. Scoop vanilla ice cream and put it on top of the brownie…. voila! Instant Brownie ala Mode.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 51 kcal

Equipment

  • 8 inch square pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup almond flour fine
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Dutch cocoa or additional regular cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cup coconut oil or butter melted
  • 3 tbsp water or additional oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup Natvia Sweetener or other sweetener of your choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • Grease an 8-inch square pan or line with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients until well combined.
  • Pour into the pan and spread the top evenly. Smooth it down using another parchment paper if needed.
  • Bake for 20 minutes on the middle rack. Then let it cool completely.
  • Enjoy the brownies with or without frosting.

Notes

  • The brownies will continue to firm up once removed from the oven. It will still continue to firm up even more if refrigerated overnight. 
  • The brownies are delicious as it is or with frosting. I used my Keto Chocolate Buttercream and Cream Cheese Frosting.
  • You can store these brownies in the refrigerator, kept in an airtight container. 
Keyword chocolates, keto and lowcarb, keto desserts, Sugar Free

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Best Keto Chocolate Cupcakes

I am so proud of this Best Keto Chocolate Cupcakes recipe I have created today. It is by far, the best Keto cupcakes that I have tried. It is fluffy, chocolatey and filling. I have frosted mine with my Best Keto Chocolate Buttercream and Cream Cheese Frosting.

These Keto Chocolate Cupcakes need no introduction. Imagine intense, rich chocolate, and moist cupcakes. That’s the one we are looking for in a cupcake, and luckily it’s all here in this recipe. The best of it all, it’s low in carbs, gluten-free, and diabetic-friendly (I used Natvia Sweetener in this recipe).

You may also like my other Keto Dessert Recipes: Keto Chocolate Cake with Keto Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, and Best Keto Waffles.

Which Flour is Best for Keto?

If you are in a Ketogenic diet or lifestyle, almond flour and coconut flour will be your top choice because they are both low in carbs, high in fat and moderate in protein. It has an interesting texture and great flavors too. Although to ensure the right amount of macros, check the products you are using. Macros will vary depending on the brand. Some brands may contain 10 or less net carbs per cup, some have more, so I suggest always look at the nutrition facts at the back of the products.

What is Keto Chocolate Cupcakes Made of?

Basically, Keto cupcakes are made with almond flour or coconut flour or a combination of both. They are mixed with cocoa powder and sweeteners. I also put milk (Keto friendly), I used almond milk on these Keto Chocolate Cupcakes, and some eggs too. Don’t worry, this one doesn’t taste eggy.

How Many Carbs are in Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting?

Regular chocolate cupcakes contain approximately 32 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fat, and 220 calories.

Keto Chocolate Cupcakes contain approximately 7 grams of carbs, 17 grams of fat, and 187 calories.

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How to Make the Best Keto Chocolate Cupcakes?

First, you need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C. Grease a regular or mini muffin tin, or line them with cupcake liners. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and mix well. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Fill the tins about 2/3 cup of the way up. Do not overfill. Bake the cupcakes 10 minutes for mini or 15 minutes for regular size. Remove the tin out of the oven and let it cool completely on a cooling rack. Take note that these cupcakes firm up as they cool. If you are not using cupcake liners, use a knife to carefully go around the side until the cupcakes pop out. I used my Keto Chocolate Frosting to decorate these babies.

If you prefer non-chocolate cupcakes -> Soft and Moist Banana Cupcakes

Best Keto Chocolate Cupcakes

Kate
These are the Best Keto Chocolate Cupcakes that need no introduction. You get what you see! Intense, chocolatey, rich and moist chocolate cupcakes, and decorated with smooth Keto Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Oh yes, absolutely divine!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 202 kcal

Equipment

  • muffin tins or mini muffin tins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp stevia I used Natvia
  • ¼ cup milk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar).
  • Add in the wet ingredients (milk and eggs) and mix until well incorporated.
  • Prepare the muffin tray with cupcake liners. Fill about ⅔ of the way up.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean when tested.
  • Take the muffin tin out of the oven and let cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • When completely cooled, you can frost them or simply eat them straight away. I have frosted mine with Keto Chocolate Frosting and topped it with chopped peanuts.

Notes

  • This recipe yields 6 regular size cupcakes or 24 mini cupcakes.
  • Feel free to double the recipe if desired. 
  • If you don’t have powdered sweeteners on hand, you can simply make your own by whizzing up sweeteners on your Nutribullet or other blenders. Watch my video to see how I did it. 
  • When the cupcakes are completely cooled, you can frost them by using your favorite Keto frosting or you can use my Keto Chocolate Frosting recipe.
Keyword Keto, Low Carb, Sugar Free

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Best Keto Chocolate Buttercream and Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the Best Keto Chocolate Buttercream and Cream Cheese Frosting. It is ultra silky, smooth and absolutely delicious. This frosting is not too sweet. It is made with a combination of buttercream and cream cheese and with a little bit of sweetener. It will definitely make any cakes and cupcakes totally beautiful and delectable.

I was a buttercream person. I remember how I eat the cake first and save the frosting to savor later. Actually, NO, not just buttercream, I loved any kinds of frosting, may it be whipped cream, Swiss meringue, etc. I loved them so much – full disclosure.

But when I started a Keto lifestyle, I gradually changed my relationship with sugar. I have totally removed all the sugar from my life, and started using sweeteners instead.

So if you are like me who are taking down sugars from your system or just wanting a not-too sweet dessert, just sit back tight and I’ll share with you how I made this delicious frosting.

You may also like my other cupcake recipes: Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting, Double Chocolate Cupcakes, and Chocolate Squiggles Cupcakes.

Important Ingredients in this Recipe

The Butter

In a Keto lifestyle, butter is life. You are basically eating raw butter in this kind of lifestyle, and so choosing organic and grass fed is a must. Why a must you ask? Because aside from its better taste than the regular butter, organic and grass fed butter has more nutritional value. It has loads of Vitamin-K2, anti-inflammatory fatty acid that decalcifies your arteries.

The Cream Cheese

If I were to choose from Organic and artisanal cream cheese or regular variety such as Philadelphia, I would choose the former. It doesn’t really have much difference when it comes to taste, but I guess it’s better to have a comparison when it comes to baking. It’s up for you to take a pick.

The Sweetener

When it comes to sweetener, I prefer using Natvia as it is 100% Natural Sweetener. It is organic that is sweet just like sugar, never bitter. It has 96% fewer calories than regular sugar, ZERO glycemic Index, no carbs, tooth friendly and fructose free. There is nothing artificial in this sweetener. It is crafted for coffee, and great for baking. That’s why I absolutely love to use it.

But you can use whatever sweetener you like. But in this recipe, the sweetener should be powdered. If you can’t buy a bag of powdered sweetener, you can always whizz it up in a blender. Just make sure that it is completely dry before processing it. Wait, but don’t open it yet! Let the powder dust settle in back down before you open the lid.

How to Make the Best Keto Chocolate Buttercream and Cream Cheese Frosting?

In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together with an electric mixer until well combined about 2 minutes. Add the salt and sweeter and continue to mix until pale and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated.

At this stage, you have made a Keto Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. But if you want Keto Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, sift the cocoa powder and beat until fully incorporated. This recipe is enough for roughly 12 cupcakes.

Best Keto Chocolate Buttercream and Cream Cheese Frosting

Kate
By far the Best Keto Chocolate Buttercream and Cream Cheese Frosting I have in my kitchen. It is the silkiest buttercream frosting and very easy to work with. Feel free to use this recipe for any cakes and cupcakes you have at home.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 202 kcal

Equipment

  • electric mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 140 grams unsalted grass-fed butter room temperature
  • 140 grams cream cheese room temperature
  • pinch kosher salt
  • ¼-½ cup Natvia sweetener, or erythritol or other sweeteners of your choice powdered
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the butter and cream cheese. Use an electric mixer and beat until evenly combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the salt. Then gradually add the sweetener, one tablespoon at a time. Continue to beat the mixture until pale and fluffy, about 8-10 minutes. Scrap the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Also, feel free to adjust sweetness depending on your preference.
  • Add vanilla extract and beat until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • At this stage, you have created Keto Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. But if you are making a chocolate version, you can sift the cocoa powder, one tablespoon at a time into the bowl. Beat until fully combined. This recipe is enough to frost roughly 12 cupcakes.

Notes

  • You can pretty much use whatever sweetener you like. I just prefer Natvia sweeteners in my baking. Just make sure that the sweetener is powdered. It is easy to do it yourself, just whizz it up or process it in a blender and your regular sweetener will turn into powdered. Easy! But wait, don’t open the lid yet! Wait for a few moments for the powder dust to settle back down. 
  • Or you can always grab a bag of powdered sweetener. No-fuss!
  • Make sure that the butter and cream cheese are at room temperature before mixing. 
Keyword buttercream, frosting, keto and lowcarb

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MnM’s Cake

I made this MnM’s Cake to donate for my daughter’s school fair this Saturday. I hope this cake would be gone in seconds so that we could help more people in need.
My daughter’s teacher gave each student a cake box for them to put the cake in. At first, I was thinking if I would do a fondant cake, but I realized MnM’s cake would be more appealing for everyone. 
I have made a similar cake before but instead of MnM’s, it had Maltesers’. Oooooh! So yummy and sweet!!!
Good luck to my daughter’s school’s fair!!!
See you everyone!