Low Carb Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Creamy Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Low Carb Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Just because you are trying to reduce your carbs or the amount of sugar you have in your life doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to miss out on sweet treats such as cakes and muffins. So if you make a suitable low carb or sugar free cake, how are you going to top it? This delicious, sugar free Low Carb Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting creates the perfect sugar free icing to top off any cake that needs a delicious, creamy chocolate icing.

Where To Use This Low Carb Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Try this simple to make icing served on the top of a Low Carb Dark Chocolate Zucchini Muffins or with the delicious recipe for a Low Carb Chocolate Olive Oil Cake, for some great tasting combinations. One of my favorite recipes for a celebration cake is my recipe for Low Carb Chocolate Zucchini Cake. To create an amazing cake for a special occasion, this cake would be ideal to stack and you could ice it with this recipe, or simply use the plain vanilla version of this recipe, Low Carb Cream Cheese Frosting. No one would ever guess that this type of cake was low carb or sugar free, as it tastes divine.

More delicious Low Carb Frosting and Filling Recipes

For other some other frosting, icing and filling ideas for cakes, you could also try using some of the Sugar Free Chia Jam recipes for filling a special occasion cake. There’s an amazing recipe for Raspberry Jam as well as Strawberry Jam. You could use whipped cream or the vanilla cream cheese frosting as filling as well, and the end result is not only stunning but absolutely delicious.

So yes, you are a bit limited by choice with cakes and sweets when you try to reduce your carb intake, including sugar, but there are many great recipes around, such as this one, that help create delicious cakes that are worthy of being centre of attention at a party or for a celebration.


Creamy Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Low Carb Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Baking, Cakes, Muffins and Sweets
Cuisine: Baking, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Sugar Free
Keywords: chocolate cream cheese, cream cheese, cream cheese frosting, cream cheese icing, dark-chocolate
Servings: 1 recipe


  • 250 gms /9 oz Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • 75 gms /2.5 oz Butter
  • 1/2 cup Swerve or 2 tablespoons granulated sweetener ground to powder
  • 1/4 cup Dutch cocoa/cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt


  • Beat room temperature cream cheese and butter until well combined and creamy.
  • Add all other ingredients and continue beating until light and creamy.


  • Omit cocoa/dutch processed cocoa/cacao for Traditional Cream Cheese Icing
  • Omit cocoa/dutch processed cocoa/cacao and add juice of 1/4 to 1/2 lemon for Lemon Cream Cheese Icing- add rind as well if desired
  • Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of cream when you add the cocoa/ccacao powder for a creamier frosting.
  • Add 1.5 teaspoons of coffee for a coffee chocolate frosting

Recipe Notes

Suitable to frost a large single layer or double layer cake or a large batch batch of muffins or cupcakes.
You can freeze this frosting but for best results use within 3 months.
Note that for best results ensure that your sweetener is in powder form otherwise it will be gritty.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 148g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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7 thoughts on “Low Carb Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. I have just read through many of your recipes and subscribed to your newsletter. I love your approach and succinct presentation. Not just cramming marketing at me or your life story! ? Thank you. Do you have a cookbook?

  2. I wholeheartedly agree with Emma who posted in Dec. 2021! It’s refreshing to see a site that focuses on the recipe and not 6 pages of autobiography! LOL I’m very excited about trying this frosting with your Chocolate Olive Oil Cake. I’ve made a plain Keto oil cake and added lemon flavoring and poppyseeds, which was fantastic, but I LOVE chocolate, so I can’t wait to make this. I’ll definitely look into your other recipes as well. Thanks!

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