Sugar Substitute Guide
Here you’ll find a collection of my tried and true sugar substitutes as well as the caveats of creating cupcakes and frostings with each of them. Occasionally, you’ll find a coupon code to go along with them. For a regularly updated list, please visit our website at wholebodyliving.com/sugar.
Look for a pure form of allulose without any fillers. All of the brands we’ve tried have been identical in quality and taste.
Allulose is a rare sugar and browns even faster than table sugar does. Using allulose for your cupcakes will yield a browned outer shell.
For frostings, allulose powders easily in your home blender and works great for all frosting applications.
BochaSweet powders very easily in a home blender so you can get away with keeping the regular granulated form in your pantry.
Bocha Sweet will give you perfectly soft, cake-like cupcakes. It is our #1 recommendation if you want cupcakes that taste like the real thing. For a more cost effective approach, blend half Bocha Sweet and half erythritol or monk fruit blend.
This sugar substitute is available to order on Amazon and on BochaSweet.com.
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Lakanto Monk Fruit Blends
Lakanto’s monk fruit blends contain erythritol and are a little tricker to powder at home. I recommend purchasing the powdered monk fruit sweetener blend for frostings. This is a 2:1 sugar substitute so use only half of the amount called for in a recipe. Then, if you want it sweeter you can increase the amount.
If you only want to worry about stocking one kind, order the powdered version and use this for all your baking needs.
Using a monk fruit blend with erythritol for the cupcakes will give you great results. However, the sides and tops of the cupcakes can bake up “hard” and have a bit of a crunch. This is due to erythritol’s tendency to crystalize.
Lakanto’s “Liquid Monkfruit Extract” can be substituted for the Stevia Clear drops used in the cream cheese frostings.
While you’re ordering sugar substitutes, be sure and try their Sugar Free Chocolate Chips and chocolate bars Of all the brands currently on the market, these are our favorite.
Use coupon code KETOKITCHEN for 20% off your purchase on your order from Lakanto.com
SweetLeaf Stevia Clear Drops
SweetLeaf’s Stevia Clear Drops are the recommended form of stevia currently on the market. When looking for a liquid stevia, try to avoid anything with vegetable glycerine in it. Be aware that some of SweetLeaf’s flavored drops do contain vegetable glycerine.
You can find SweetLeaf Stevia Drops on Amazon, at many local grocers and direct from their website sweetleaf.com.
Note that the powdered stevia from SweetLeaf contains inulin at the time of publication. While this is a better option than maltodextrin, inulin can cause gastrointestinal distress in some people.