Keto donuts with cream cheese frosting Chocolate donuts with cream cheese frosting

Chocolate Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

by Analiese Trimber

Outline of two people

12 servings


25 Minutes



  • Donut pan
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowls
  • Rubber or offset spatula



  • 1 ⅓ cup Almond flour
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp Coconut flour
  • ¾ cup Monkfruit sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • ¼ tsp Sea salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup Avocado oil
  • 1 cup Vegan cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp Plant-based milk


  • 1
    In a bowl, whisk together almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut flour, ½ cup monkfruit sugar, baking soda, and salt.
    Preheat oven to 350℉, and grease a donut pan.
  • 2
    In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, and oil.
    Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix to combine.
  • 3
    Transfer batter to donut pan and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean or with a few crumbs.
    Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Then remove donuts from pan to cool completely.
  • 4
    In a bowl, whisk together remaining ¼ cup monkfruit sugar and milk, until sugar is dissolved.
    Add softened cream cheese and whisk to combine.
  • 5
    Spread frosting on donuts. Optional: garnish with extra chocolate and fruit.

Like Krispy Kreme, But Keto

I’ve never heard anyone say they don’t need any more dessert recipes — have you? We’re Team Dessert all day, so we’re always looking to get creative with our sweets. These keto-friendly chocolate donuts with cream cheese frosting are the perfect recipe for you to incorporate in your dessert lineup…or dare we say breakfast?

With only 209 calories, 2 grams net carbs, and 19 grams healthy fats per donut, you can experience this luscious chocolate and cream cheese combination without any guilt. Not to mention, these babies are made with almond flour and coconut flour, which are way more nutritious than regular flour. They are both high in protein and fiber, and work together quite nicely to create the ideal texture for our gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly baked goods.

Wondering how we created a dessert that’s suitable for the keto diet? By using monkfruit sugar, of course! Monkfruit sugar is considered to be a sugar alcohol, so it’s not absorbed by the body in the same way as regular sugar. This keeps your blood sugar low after digestion, getting rid of those spikes that make sugar somewhat of a wildcard.

The only way to make this delicious donut base even better is to slather it in three-ingredient cream cheese frosting! That’s right – all you need is vegan cream cheese, more monkfruit sugar, and a little plant-based milk to whip up these easy cream cheese frosting. If you are looking for a good brand of vegan cream cheese, we recommend Kite Hill brand. Let it sit out at room temperature for a bit to soften, and it’ll be even easier to whip into a dreamy creamy, perfectly sweet donut topper!

If you’re on the keto diet and have a few carbs left to spare for the delay, feel free to garnish your cream cheese frosting with a low-carb fruit, such as berries or pomegranate seeds!

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