Cocoa Cupcakes with Rose Buttercream Frosting

These cocoa cupcakes are like a shot of love potion right to the heart. Topped with a low-carb rose buttercream frosting, these cocoa cupcakes are a tasty low carb treat.

Cocoa Cupcakes with Rose-Flavored Buttercream Frosting – Recipe

The way of preparation – easy

Prep time

  • Prep time – 30 minutes
  • Cooking time- 30 minutes

Yields – 8 cupcakes



  • 5 eggs
  • 125ml sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 250 grams almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons Swerve sweetener
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Buttercream frosting: 

  • 4 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 225g full fat cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 drops red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Instructions on how to make cocoa cupcakes with rose buttercream frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Line 8 muffin cups with cupcake holders.
  • In a bowl, beat eggs until frothy.
  • Add the sour cream, vanilla extract, and combine.
  • In another bowl, add the almond flour, sweetener, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and combine well.
  • Pour the batter into the cupcake holders, filling 2/3 full.
  • Bake 30 – 35 minutes into the well-heated oven until done.
  • Insert a toothpick into the center and it should come out clean.
  • Set aside and cool before frosting.

Red Velvet Buttercream frosting:

  • Beat all the ingredients with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Spread onto the cupcakes.
  • Serve and enjoy

Nutritional Information (amount per cupcakes)  

Serving size 1 cupcake/serving

  • Calories – 342
  • Total Carbs – 5 g