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Best Keto Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This Keto Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is perfect for frosting low carb cakes and keto desserts like keto muffins, and keto cupcakes. This low carb cream cheese frosting also makes a great filling for other keto recipes such as keto crepes or fat bombs.

My favorite part of any cake is the frosting and this cream cheese frosting is my absolute favorite to make for low carb desserts. It is a versatile option because it pairs well with a variety of cakes including this keto carrot cake which is my new favorite sugar-free cake to make for my family.

keto cream cheese frosting recipe

I have been known to just grab a spoonful of this frosting when a sweet craving hits, it’s the perfect way to get some extra fat into my diet. Plus, it satisfies my sweet tooth despite being a sugar-free frosting.

Just one scoopful in my hot coffee easily creates a fancy drink that rivals my favorite coffee shop, without having to compromise my health goals. It’s like the perfect bulletproof coffee for a keto diet!

Keto Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

Cream Cheese: You can use whichever brand of cream cheese you prefer to use. I like Philadelphia cream cheese best but I have been known to use the store brand when on sale.

Butter: I usually use unsalted butter to make frosting but salted butter would work too, if that’s what you have on hand.

Heavy Cream: This ingredient adds to the texture and sweetness of this recipe while keeping the net carbs low.

Vanilla Extract: Using vanilla extract is a good way to add a nice flavor to this recipe while keeping the right texture.

Swerve Powdered Sugar: Make sure that you are using powdered sugar and not the granular kind of sweetener. This will cause the frosting will turn out gritty, the powdered version creates the perfect creamy, whipped topping for all of your favorite sugar free dessert recipes.

keto cream cheese frosting in mixing bowl

How to Make A Keto Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Soften the cream cheese and butter by leaving them at room temperature for about 30 minutes or by using the microwave on low power, being cautious not to melt them completely.

In a mixing bowl, blend the softened cream cheese and butter together until they form a smooth mixture.

Add the sweetener and vanilla extract to the cream cheese and butter mixture. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well combined.

Gradually pour in the heavy cream while continuing to mix the frosting. Add the heavy cream a little at a time until the frosting reaches the desired spreadable consistency.

For a layer cake, spread a layer of frosting between each cake layer and on top of the cake. Use a spatula to spread the frosting evenly.

For a decorative touch, lightly coat the sides of the cake with frosting using a frosting spatula or knife.

ingredients for keto cream cheese frosting

Storage Instructions

To ensure the longevity of your keto cream cheese frosting, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Properly sealed, it can last for up to a week, maintaining its freshness and flavor. Before using it, allow the frosting to come to room temperature for easier spreading.

If you prefer to prepare ahead, you can also freeze the frosting in a suitable container for up to three months. Just remember to thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before using, and give it a good stir to restore its creamy texture.

This storage method keeps your frosting ready to go whenever you need a delicious, low-carb topping for your favorite treats.

keto carrot cake recipe frosted with keto cream cheese frosting.

What Can I Substitute Powdered Sugar With on Keto?

When making a low-carb keto cream cheese frosting recipe without powdered sugar, the best replacement is Swerve Powdered Sugar. It replaces traditional powdered sugar in a one-to-one ratio, making it a convenient substitute for keto-friendly baking. Swerve Powdered Sugar is a blend of erythritol and oligosaccharides, providing sweetness without the impact on blood sugar levels.

Other alternatives include powdered monk fruit sweetener or a homemade powdered erythritol blend. These substitutes offer the same texture and sweetness as powdered sugar without the carbohydrates, making them ideal for ketogenic diets.

Is Cream Cheese Okay on a Keto Diet?

Cream cheese is a staple in the keto diet due to its low-carb content and high fat content. With only 84 calories per 1-ounce serving, it contains just 1 gram of carbs and 2 grams of protein but provides a substantial 8 grams of fat.

This makes it an ideal choice for those following a ketogenic lifestyle, as it can be used as a keto-friendly snack or added to meals to increase fat intake when making keto quick breads, or keto dessert breads.

quick bread with keto frosting

What Is the Best Cream Cheese for Keto?

While cream cheese itself is generally suitable for a keto diet, it’s essential to choose options without added sugars or unnecessary additives. Among the top choices for keto-friendly cream cheese are plain, full-fat varieties such as Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Trader Joe’s Mascarpone. These options offer the creamy texture and rich flavor desired in keto recipes without compromising your low-carb goals.

Cream cheese is a favored option for those on the keto diet primarily because of its high-fat content. Each 100g serving boasts 34g of fat, making it an ideal choice for meeting the fat requirements of keto enthusiasts.

piping bag frosting a keto cupcake

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keto cream cheese frosting recipe
Yield: Enough for 2 layer cakes or 12 cupcakes

Keto Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Keto Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is perfect for frosting low carb cakes and keto desserts like keto muffins, and keto cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • 8 Ounces of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1/3 Cup of Swerve Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Instructions

    Soften the cream cheese and butter by leaving them at room temperature for about 30 minutes or by using the microwave on low power, being cautious not to melt them completely.

    In a mixing bowl, blend the softened cream cheese and butter together until they form a smooth mixture.

    Add the sweetener and vanilla extract to the cream cheese and butter mixture. Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well combined.

    Gradually pour in the heavy cream while continuing to mix the frosting.

    Add the heavy cream a little at a time until the frosting reaches the desired spreadable consistency.

    For a layer cake, spread a layer of frosting between each cake layer and on top of the cake.

    Use a spatula to spread the frosting evenly. For a decorative touch, lightly coat the sides of the cake with frosting using a frosting spatula or knife.

Notes

To ensure the longevity of your keto cream cheese frosting, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Properly sealed, it can last for up to a week, maintaining its freshness and flavor. Before using it, allow the frosting to come to room temperature for easier spreading.

Make sure that you are using a keto powdered sugar and not a granular kind of sweetener. This will cause the frosting to turn out gritty.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 163Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 45mgSodium 121mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 1g

The nutrition in recipes is caluculate by AI, mistakes happen. It is highly recommended to check carb counts to make sure these recipes fit into your diet.

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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.

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