Crush your chocolate cravings with this creamy Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting! Eat a serving or two on its own for a yummy treat, or use it to frost your favorite keto baked goods.
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I think one of my favorite things about keto is the fact that it’s perfectly acceptable to eat things that were deemed “off limits” before. Like frosting. Instead of avoiding frosting at all costs, or eating it and feeling guilty, or fantasizing about living on a planet where frosting is an accepted part of one’s daily diet, you can just make some (keto) frosting and enjoy it guilt-free.
I already have a recipe on my site for keto cream cheese frosting, so naturally I had to post a chocolate version because when it comes to frosting, chocolate frosting is the king (queen?) of frosting. Get ready to grab a few ingredients and make yourself a delicious chocolate frosting treat! This keto dessert is one of our most popular keto chocolate recipes and keto fat bombs. Enjoy this easy keto frosting as-is or use it to frost your favorite keto treats.
Ingredients Needed for Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredient quantities are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.
Swerve Confectioners Sugar Replacement: If you’re looking for a sugar substitute, you’ll love Swerve Confectioners! It uses (natural) sugar alcohols which have zero effect on blood sugar, meaning you can subtract them from the net carb count. (That gives Swerve zero net carbs.) It also measures just like sugar, so there isn’t any guessing about how much to use. I purchase the 48 oz. bags because they are convenient and a much better price per ounce than the 12 oz. bags.
Dutch Process Cocoa Powder: You can use regular cocoa powder, but I highly recommend Dutch process cocoa powder because it has a more intense chocolate flavor (yum!) and is less bitter than traditional cocoa powder.
- Cream cheese
- Vanilla extract
How to Make Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
This is just a quick overview of how to make keto chocolate frosting. For the recipe in detail, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.
To make the best keto cream cheese frosting, follow this process:
- Cream together softened butter and extracts.
- Add half of the Swerve Confectioners and cream together again.
- Add the softened cream cheese and cream together again.
- Finally, add the remaining Swerve Confectioners and all of the cocoa powder and cream together one more time.
This process ensures a smooth and creamy frosting. Yum!
Tips for Making Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
- Make sure your cream cheese and butter are at room temperature (that usually takes about an hour outside of the fridge). If they’re not, you may end up with bits of cream cheese or butter in your frosting.
- Traditional cream cheese frosting calls for a LOT of powdered sugar. Many recipes with this amount of butter and cream cheese call for two, or even FOUR, cups of powdered sugar. Personally, I think that’s sweetness overload, but if you want a sweeter frosting, or if you want something a bit firmer to pipe onto keto sweets, you can increase the Swerve Confectioners to your desired sweetness/thickness. It will add zero net carbs since sugar alcohols are not included in the net carb count.
- If you add more Swerve Confectioners and your frosting gets too thick, you can thin out the frosting by adding heavy whipping cream, 1 tsp at a time.
- The Capella Buttercream Flavor Drops are optional, but I love the depth of flavor they add.
- You can use regular cocoa powder, but I highly recommend Dutch Process Cocoa Powder because it has a more intense chocolate flavor (yum!) and is less bitter than traditional cocoa powder.
How to Eat Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
With a spoon, obviously! 😉 In all seriousness, you can use this to frost your favorite keto sweets (I’ve actually been enjoying it on my Keto Pancake Muffins lately because who doesn’t want a chocolate-frosted pancake?!, and my Perfect Keto bars) or you can serve it up as-is to satisfy your sweet tooth and/or boost your fat intake.
This frosting can enhance many keto desserts when you add it to our keto muffin in a mug (instead of the lemon poppy frosting), keto chocolate chip mug cake, and our keto chocolate cookies. Just imagine this triple-chocolate keto cookies recipe, chocolate-chocolate-chip-cookies with chocolate frosting!
How Big is a Serving of Keto Chocolate Frosting?
This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups frosting, which means with 16 servings, each serving is 2 1/2 tbsp.
Nutrition Facts for Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
- 114 calories
- 12g fat
- 1.5g protein
- 1g net carbs
More Keto Desserts
When you are craving sweets on keto, other people also checked out this recipes as well:
- Keto Chocolate Dessert
- Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Keto Peanut Butter Dessert
- Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts
- Keto Fudge
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Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, vanilla extract, and (optional) flavor drops.
- Add half of the Swerve Confectioners and cream together again.
- Add cream cheese. Cream together.
- Add remaining Swerve Confectioners and all of the cocoa powder. Cream together one last time.
- Your frosting should be thick and fluffy now. Enjoy!
Salted or Unsalted Butter? I prefer the taste of salted butter in this recipe, but you can do any of the following:
- Use unsalted butter
- Use unsalted butter and add salt to taste
- Use salted butter
For a Sweeter or Firmer Frosting: Traditional cream cheese frosting calls for a LOT of powdered sugar. Many recipes with this amount of butter and cream cheese call for two, or even FOUR, cups of powdered sugar. Personally, I think that's sweetness overload, but if you want that level of sweetness, or if you want something a bit firmer to pipe onto keto sweets, you can increase the Swerve Confectioners to your desired sweetness/thickness. It will add zero net carbs since sugar alcohols are not included in the net carb count. Also, try our Keto Sweetened Condensed Milk and sugar free white chocolate mousse.
Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.