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Silky Smooth Keto Buttercream Frosting 4 Ways

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Buttercream frosting is by far my favorite of all the frostings. Soft, silky and creamy, it’s the perfect topping for cupcakes, cakes or any cake-y treat for a special occasion like Valentine's Day, birthday, or the festive season.

This go-to method below can be adapted to suit most flavours. I’ve made it four ways — vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate and salted caramel — but you could get even more adventurous and try any other flavour combo you love — chocolate mint, berry (using freeze dried berry powder), berry swirl using fresh berries; the options are endless!

The key to getting the perfect consistency is to ensure your butter is at the right temperature. You want it so that when pressed it will leave a slight indent, but not that soft that it feels greasy — it should still be quite firm. If the buttercream is too thick, you can optionally beat in a one to two tablespoons of heavy whipping cream.

For the sweetener, I use erythritol here, but have also used xylitol in the past. Most low-carb sweeteners should work, as long as you use powdered form. If you can get your hands on Allulose, it's even better because it tastes just like sugar!

Lastly, I use a stand-mixer here to make my buttercream, but you could also use an electric beater instead.

One batch will be enough to decorate 6 to 8 cupcakes, and a double batch will be enough to decorate an 8 to 9 inch (20 to 23 cm) cake.

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size about 28 g/ 1 oz basic frosting

Allergy information for Silky Smooth Keto Buttercream Frosting 4 Ways

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian

Nutritional values (per serving, about 28 g/ 1 oz basic frosting)

Net carbs0.8 grams
Protein0.1 grams
Fat11.5 grams
Calories104 kcal
Calories from carbs 3%, protein 0%, fat 97%
Total carbs0.8 gramsFiber0 gramsSugars0.8 gramsSaturated fat7.1 gramsSodium2 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium0 mg(0% RDA)Potassium3 mg(0% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 250 g/ 8.8 oz frosting)

Basic Frosting:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature (113 g/ 4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sweetener of choice - Swerve, Erythritol or Allulose work best (120 g/ 4.4 oz)
  • Optional: 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream (30 ml)
Flavourings:

Instructions

  1. Dice butter and add to a stand mixer bowl with the powdered sweetener.
    Silky Smooth Keto Buttercream Frosting 4 Ways
  2. Use a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment. Mix on a low speed for 1 to 2 minutes until the butter and sweetener come together.
  3. Optionally add in flavouring of choice (see recipe post for options: vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate or sated caramel) and beat on slow for another minute.
    Silky Smooth Keto Buttercream Frosting 4 Ways
  4. Increase speed and mix until light and fluffy and beat for another minute. The mixture should roughly double in size.
  5. If the frosting is too thick, you can optionally add 1 to 2 tablespoons of cream and beat for a few more seconds. Silky Smooth Keto Buttercream Frosting 4 Ways
  6. Use immediately to frost cupcakes or decorate cakes. One batch will be enough to decorate 6 to 8 cupcakes, and a double batch will be enough to decorate an 8 to 9 inch (20 to 23 cm) cake. Silky Smooth Keto Buttercream Frosting 4 Ways
  7. This keto buttercream frosting can be stored in the fridge up to a week if making ahead. When you’re ready to use it, simply bring back to room temperature, and re-whip to bring back to a fluffy consistency. Silky Smooth Keto Buttercream Frosting 4 Ways

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 28 g/ 1 oz basic frosting)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g11.5 g101 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.8 g0 g0 g3 kcal
Total per serving, about 28 g/ 1 oz basic frosting
0.8 g0.1 g11.5 g104 kcal

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Comments (5)

I can't make and taste this because of allergies to the sweeteners used. I will be using the recipe to make cupcakes for my daughter's birthday and she loves anything pumpkin spice. Could I substitute pumpkin spice for the cinnamon?

Yes absolutely! It will depend on her preference but you could use 1/2 to 1 or even up to 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.

Thank you, I will try that!

I’d like to know if you can use Butter flavored coconut oil in the Buttercream frosting recipe? And if so, what would be the amount?
Thank you.

Hi Marcy, I've never tried using coconut oil but I'm not too sure it would work. Coconut oil melts at room temperature and when it's not at room temperature it's too stiff. Instead I know some people use palm shortening (there are sustainable options).