Keto Cream Cheese Pound Cake Cupcakes

Having dessert on a keto diet can be kind of tricky. Most of the recipes you’ll see out there call for weird or expensive ingredients or coconut flour. As someone who is a lazy cook, who really hates to bake, and doesn’t like buying weird expensive things I thought I would just have to get over having dessert.
Then I stumbled across a recipe for some low carb cheesecake and decided with a little tweaking these could be amazing. When thinking dessert you often think that it’s something that’s “forbidden” on a diet but these pack a good amount of fat, are pretty low calorie, and low carb. A keto persons dream dessert!

I don’t usually keep a lot of sugar substitutes in my house because I don’t care for the texture a lot but I am a BIG FAN of Jordan’s Skinny Syrups. I started using the Vanilla for my coffee and then the Mango for tea and got hooked. These bottles are a bit smaller than what you can buy from Starbucks but they’re available at Gordman’s, TJMAXX, or Home Goods! If you don’t have any of those near you can still buy them online from  Amazon. They have SO many flavors and I have personally tried Vanilla, Caramel, White Chocolate, Peach, Mango, and Almond. They are all really good and can be used for so many different things!

As I started to make this cheesecake at 9pm at night while I was in my PJ’s I realized that I didn’t have enough sweetener to make them. You know me, once in my PJ’s I certainly am not leaving the house again. So, I took a look at my bottles of syrup, said why the heck not, and went to town. If you don’t want to purchase these syrups you can still make this cheesecake so I will give you both recipes so you can decide. I do find that the syrup is actually cheaper to use than buying sweetener so there’s that as well.


1  1/4 cup Almond Flour. (Order from Amazon)
1/4 cup sweetener.  We recommend using Swerve Sweetener, but any zero calorie sweetener should work.
3 pumps OR 3 Tbls of Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (Order from Amazon)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
4 Eggs
3 1/2 oz Cream Cheese
4 Tbls softened butter

If you don’t have sugar free vanilla you can increase the sweetener to 3/4 cup and add 1tsp of pure vanilla extract.


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine the butter with the sugar free vanilla syrup. Beat on high until well combined.
  3. Add the cream cheese and mix well.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time; mix well after each egg.
  5. Add all the dry ingredients until well incorporated.
  6. In a greased cupcake pan measure out 1/4 cup portions into 12 cup portions.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
  8. Enjoy!Based on the ingredients you use these come out to 148 calories, 1.5 grams of net carbs, and 13 fat grams per cupcake. So if you’re feeling like you need something to hit that dessert spot these are definitely a great option! You could also play around with using different flavors of the syrups for something new!


11 thoughts on “Keto Cream Cheese Pound Cake Cupcakes”

  1. You are so right about these muffins! I make this recipe (without using the syrup) regularly and use PYURE brand Organic Stevia. There is no funky taste or after taste and family members who eat these muffins can’t believe they don’t have sugar in them. I have been experimenting with them as well using other flavors. I have substituted the vanilla extract with Lemon or Maple extract. No matter which flavor I make I always increase the amount to 1 1/2 teaspoons I like a stronger flavor. I add 4 Tablespoons bacon bits to the Maple flavored batter before baking. It makes a great grab and go breakfast.

  2. Oh my goodness!!
    These are perfect !
    Sliced strawberries and whipped cream made THE VERY BEST SHROTCAKE!
    Thank you SO much for this recipe.

  3. These are delicious!!! My two favorites rolled into one- I agree with sliced strawberries and a dollop of fresh whip cream it makes the lightest yet tastiest dessert. Thank you!

  4. These are my go to’s for a fat bomb. I found jordans skinny syrup at TJ Maxx home goods just like one of the posts mentioned. I also use a tiny bit of coconut extract as well. I mix a combo of coconut and almond flour and they come out perfect. The only problem is they don’t last very long in my house since my BF is on keto too. Could easily make two batches. Love these amazing treats.

  5. These are amazing! I’ve made them for several of the ladies in my office who are Keto as well, and they’ve all asked for the recipe! I got creative in my last batch and added triple berries. SO GOOD! It makes the batter a tad thicker, but nothing drastic! Thanks for this recipe! I’ll be the keto muffin lady at work from on! haha

  6. I used DaVinci Sugar Free Madagascar Vanilla Syrup and Allulose (3/8 cup) as my sweetener. Delicious! Next time I plan to add in some KnowBetter Foods mini dark chocolate chips. The cream cheese makes them so moist.

  7. I made these last night & They where amazing… Best I have had yet. Could you clarify the amount of cream cheese. Do you mean 3 actual cups of cream cheese plus a 1/2 cup? That part I wasn’t to sure of.

  8. Thank you so much for this recipe. I make it all the time! I’ve made them into cupcakes with frosting, eat them as is, or split them and spread butter on them as you would on a corn muffin! It’s been a good send in terms of keeping me on keto.

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