Pumpkin Cupcakes As KETO Halloween Treats

Serves 9

Prep time: 10 min.

Cook time: 15-18 min.

For the cupcakes:

  • ⅔ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 organic eggs lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup Swerve
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C
  2. Whisk together in a medium bowl almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Add eggs and Swerve to a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy, 2 minutes. Add in vanilla extract, coconut oil, and pumpkin puree and beat until just incorporated. Gradually add in the dry flour mixture, alternating with almond milk. Once fully combined, fold in pecans.
  4. Distribute batter evenly into lined cupcake pan or silicone baking cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes until deep golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool for 15 minutes in the pan before removing, and cool completely in a rack before frosting.
  6. Make your cream cheese buttercream frosting while your cakes are cooling. And frost away once cooled!
  7. For a festive look, add natural food coloring and spider rings to decorate for Halloween.

For the frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 oz grass-fed butter (softened)
  • ½ cup heavy cream (10 ounces)
  • ¼ cup Swerve Confectioners (erythritol)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (or your favorite flavoring)
  • 5-10 drops liquid stevia (optional)


  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter until combined. Add the Swerve, stevia, and vanilla, beating until incorporated and smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold whipped cream into the frosting.
  4. Add to piping bag and pipe onto cupcakes.