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Low Carb Almond Orange Cupcakes

Get ready to indulge in our mouthwatering Low Carb Almond Orange Cupcakes, now made even more irresistible with the Responsibly Sweet touch of Lakanto brown monkfruit sweetener. These cupcakes are not only incredibly tasty, but they also boast an impressive reduction of 55% in carbs and a whopping 95% less sugar.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes 
Makes: 800g cupcake mix
Serves 12-13 cupcakes
Difficulty Level easy




  • 1 cup almond Flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 110g unsalted butter, melted and cooled.
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (softened)
  • 50mL full fat milk
  • 100g Lakanto Monkfruit Brown Sweetener
  • 50ml orange juice


  • 2 Tbsp double cream
  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Lakanto Icing Powder 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 160C.
  2. In medium-sized bowl. whisk the eggs, egg yolk and milk. Melt the butter and then whisk the butter into the eggs.
  3. Add the softened sour cream until smooth.
  4. Add the almond flour and whisk until it forms a smooth batter.
  5. The batter will be thin. Pour batter into a muffin pan prepared with paper liners. Fill liners about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake cupcakes in pre heated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until they are just slightly golden brown on the edges and a toothpick inserted in the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Cool in the pan 1-2 minutes, then remove cupcakes from pan (carefully) and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  8. Cool fully (about an hour) before frosting
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, equipped with the whisk attachment, whip the butter on medium speed until it reaches a completely smooth consistency, which should take around 30 seconds to a minute.
  2. Introduce the cream cheese into the mixture and continue to whip until it becomes smooth.
  3. Gradually add one cup of Lakanto pure icing powder at a time, making sure to beat the mixture after each addition. Incorporate the vanilla and salt into the mixture.
  4. Blend thoroughly until all the ingredients are fully combined and the mixture becomes beautifully smooth and fluffy.
  5. Don't forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  6. Once ready, transfer the delightful frosting into a pastry bag and artfully pipe it onto the fully cooled cupcakes.

Cupcakes have always been a beloved treat, and our Almond Orange Cupcakes take this classic dessert to a whole new level. The combination of almond and orange flavours creates a delightful and refreshing taste that will leave you craving for more.

To make these cupcakes, we start with a base of almond flour, which not only adds a delicious nuttiness but also makes them gluten-free. We then add in eggs, egg yolk, and a touch of sour cream to create a moist and fluffy texture. The addition of Lakanto brown sweetener, a natural sugar substitute made from monkfruit, gives these cupcakes their irresistible sweetness.

To enhance the citrusy flavour, we include freshly squeezed orange juice in the batter. This adds a burst of freshness that perfectly complements the almond undertones. The batter is then poured into muffin liners and baked until golden brown and perfectly risen.

But what's a cupcake without its frosting? Our buttercream frosting is the perfect finishing touch to these Almond Orange Cupcakes. Made with a combination of double cream, softened butter, cream cheese, and Lakanto icing powder, this frosting is creamy, smooth, and just the right amount of sweet. A hint of vanilla essence adds a subtle depth of flavour that will have you coming back for seconds.

Once the cupcakes have cooled, it's time to get creative with the frosting. Using a pastry bag, pipe swirls of buttercream onto each cupcake, creating a visually stunning and mouthwatering treat. The combination of the fluffy cupcake and the creamy frosting is a match made in heaven.

These Almond Orange Cupcakes are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a guilt-free indulgence. With 55% less carbs and 95% less sugar compared to traditional cupcakes, you can enjoy these delectable treats without compromising your health goals. Each cupcake is a little bundle of joy, with approximately 90g of energy, 5.0g of protein, 22.9g of total fat, and only 0.8g of sugar.

So go ahead, treat yourself to these Responsibly Sweet Almond Orange Cupcakes. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply satisfying a sweet craving, these cupcakes are sure to impress. Indulge in the delightful combination of almond and orange flavours while knowing that you're making a healthier choice.


Approx. Nutritional Information Per Serve 60g
Energy 672 kJ (160 Cal) Protein 2.6g Total Fat 16.2g Saturated Fat 9.1g Carbohydrate 0.9g Fibre 0.4g Sugar 0.4g Sodium 91mg