Almond Bark Chocolate Cupcakes

a close up of a gluten-free chocolate cupcake

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These Keto chocolate and buttercream cupcakes are topped with a delicious sugar-free chocolate candy called The Chocolate Trader Dark Chocolate Almond Bark.  


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  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 6 tablespoons zucchini, shredded
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups super-fine almond flour
  • 6 tablespoons Swerve Granular
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup Swerve Confectioners

chocolate topping:


Step 1.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and line cupcake pan with 12 paper or foil liners.

Step 2.  Add melted butter, almond milk, shredded zucchini, eggs, and vanilla to a blender and pulse 3-4 times to combine.  There should still be visible flecks of zucchini.

Step 3.  In a large bowl, sift together almond flour, sweetener, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and xanthan gum.

Step 4.  Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Step 5.  Use a soup spoon to fill each cupcake well with batter and smooth the tops with your finger.  

Step 6.  Bake for 22-24 minutes until the top is firm and a toothpick in the middle comes out clean.

Step 7.  Cool the cupcakes in the pan for 1 hour.

Step 8.  In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer.

Step 9.  Whip in powdered sweetener in 1/2 cup measures until light and fluffy.

Step 10.  Add frosting to a pastry bag with a large (2 inch) tip and pipe the frosting in a spiral on each cupcake.  Alternately, you can add the frosting to a gallon plastic bag and make a 1/2 inch wide cut into one of the corners.  

Step 11.  Top each cupcake with a piece of almond bark.


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