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No-Sugar Gluten Free Low Carb Strawberry Cupcakes

Updated on November 2, 2014
strawberry cupcakes
strawberry cupcakes

Anybody who knows me long enough, know how much I adore sweets of all kind. Not only do I love eating them, I also enjoy making them - from delicate cookies to cakes, I love them all. So it's only natural that I try to eat healthy most of the time, or else I risk gaining back all the weight I lost in the first place.

Today, I'm going to share with you one of my favorite low-carb cupcake recipes using fresh strawberries. Not only are they delicious, especially in season, but they are also low in carbs, making it ideal for those watching their carb intake. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and contain a good amount of phytonutrients, which makes these cupcakes even better for you. What's there not to like?

I've used strawberries in the batter as well as the frosting, giving you a burst of juicy strawberry flavor in every bite. After trying different frosting variations for the cupcake, I found that a cream cheese and cream mixture worked best to bring out the flavor of the strawberry. Imagine biting into a fresh strawberry dipped in fresh cream with a tinge of cream cheese. That's exactly what these little cups of heaven taste like.

Why should you eat these cupcakes? They are...

  • sweet but contains no sugar.
  • wheat-free.
  • easy to make.
  • absolutely scrumptious.

Helpful Tips

  • If fresh strawberries are out of season, you can use frozen ones. They work just fine.
  • Feel free to substitute your preferred sweetener
  • Cool cupcakes completely before frosting

Other great sugar-free treats

Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour
Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour

For a healthy alternative to the high-carb, sugary concoctions, try some of these gluten-free cupcakes. None of the recipes use refined sugar and it's easy to substitute your favorite sweetener in any of these recipes. I prefer this book to typical low-carb ones simply because I've had better tasting results with this book.

 
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 15 packs Splenda or other sweetener
  • 6 strawberries smashed into tiny bits
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream, whipped until stiff peaks form
  • 6 strawberries smashed into tiny bits
  • 10 packets Splenda or other sweetener

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix almond flour, baking powder, sweetener and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Smash strawberries with a back of spoon until into small pieces.
  4. Add grapeseed oil, eggs, water, vanilla extract and smashed strawberries into the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix the ingredients until well combined.
  6. Pour mixture into muffin tins to 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes of until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Completely cool cupcakes before frosting.
  9. To make the frosting, mix sweetener and cream cheese with electric mixer or spoon in a large bowl.
  10. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  11. Gently fold in the whipped cream into the cheese cream mixture.
  12. Fold in smashed strawberries until combined.
  13. Frost cooled cupcakes with the frosting.
  14. Garnish with a fresh strawberry if desired.

Please Rate This Recipe

4 stars from 9 ratings of Low-Carb Gluten-Free Strawberry Cupcakes

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Are you currently on a low-carb diet? Is healthy eating a priority in your life? All comments are appreicate. Thanks!

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    • Yvette Munro profile image

      Yvette Munro 

      3 years ago

      It's good to know that us low carbies still have some delicious recipes to look forward to. I love this one, thank you.

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      Christine Dever 

      4 years ago

      Mmmm, this looks yummy! We're on the GAPS diet and I think this is mostly legal for us. I will just have to use honey for the sweetener. I might try using cherries instead of strawberries, as cherries are on sale, here, right now, and they are my absolute favourite flute. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      BodyHairRemoval 

      4 years ago

      Anything with strawberries I'll eat!

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      TanoCalvenoa 

      4 years ago

      I almost never eat desserts due to gluten and sugar. If I made this, I would probably use honey as a sweetener. Looks so, so good.

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      Paula Hite 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Just flat out delicious! Beautiful to see as well!

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @MariannesWhims: Thanks!

    • smine27 profile imageAUTHOR

      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Maggie42: Maggie, sent you a message. Thanks.

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      Maggie42 

      4 years ago

      These look great - can you tell me how much is in a spenda pack I have a large pack that you need to measure I'm think your pack may be one teaspoon?

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      Marianne Gardner 

      4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      Nice frosting. They look yummy! Being gluten free will make a lot of people happy.

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      gottaloveit2 

      4 years ago

      Looks delicious, as always. Your photos really stand out.

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      Perrin 

      4 years ago from South Carolina

      Can't wait to try these! I am gluten-intolerant, and this is exactly the kind of thing I miss most - cupcakes. We also try to eat only organic foods at our house, so this recipe should blend into our menu quite well. I already have some organic strawberries in my freezer, and the right kind of flour.

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      Lydia Workman 

      4 years ago from Canada

      They look completely delicious!

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Terrific. Thanks for sharing this dessert. I have a good friend who just had to go on a gluten-free diet (and he loves sweets) and it's great to find a recipe for something he can eat. Appreciate it.

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      puppy-love 

      4 years ago

      Yum! Can't believe it's sugar and gluten free, this would fit into any diet!

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      RinchenChodron 

      4 years ago

      Yum - no I'm not on a diet but low sugar is wise and good.

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      Lynn Klobuchar 

      4 years ago

      These look very delicious! Love a cream cheese frosting!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      looks and sounds fantastic - wish you could cook for me (lol)

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      I'm convinced! Very clever creation to come up with a cupcake that is so much healthier than the usual variety. Have to try them out. Another winner!

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Yum. I need to try these. Dietary needs are changing lately.

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      Mary Crowther 

      4 years ago from Havre de Grace

      These sound so delicious!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These sound good and I really do need to get back onto my lower carb diet :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      I love the list of healthy ingredients in this recipe. I have been wanting to try almond and coconut flour to see how they work in recipes and to see you using grape seed oil as well I was thrilled. Grape seed is supposed to be a huge anti-cancer therapy and I have never seen it used in cooking. Love this. You really do rock.

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