The Best Keto Cheesecake Recipe

by Joanna

This keto cheesecake recipe with almond flour crust is ultra creamy, smooth, and decadent. Learn how to make the best low carb cheesecake with just 7 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time.

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It’s no secret that I love keto desserts that are super easy to make and taste just like regular ones minus the carbs. I love brownies, ice cream, cookies, cakes, and of course, this sugar-free cheesecake.

The best part? This keto cheesecake melts in your mouth, it’s extremely easy to make and tastes just like the real thing. 

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A cheesecake is usually made with just a few ingredients, but most of us think it is too complicated. Just mix all the ingredients, cook at a low temperature and read my tips and tricks to get a perfect creamy cheesecake without a water bath.

Some of my preferred and perfected recipes include keto pound cake, carrot cake, or coconut flour cake.

Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Cheesecake Recipe

  • Only 7 low carb ingredients are needed
  • Incredibly rich, smooth, and creamy.
  • Tastes just like a regular cheesecake, minus the carbs
  • Easy to make with just 10 minutes of active prep time
  • Only 6 grams net carbs per serving
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Is Cheesecake Keto-Friendly?

No, traditional cheesecake recipes are not keto since they use sugar, graham cracker crumbs, or cookie crumbs in the preparation. But thankfully, you can still enjoy a delicious cheesecake while following a ketogenic diet by making a few simple changes.

Ingredients For This Keto Cheesecake

Another great thing about this keto cheesecake recipe is that it doesn’t require fancy ingredients. You may have some of them already in your pantry. Here is everything you will need:

For The Almond Flour Cheesecake Crust

  • Almond Flour – use a super fine blanched almond flour to make a delicious crust for the cheesecake that’s crispy. You can skip the crust and make a keto crustless cheesecake.
  • Butter – adds a delicious buttery taste and helps the crust hold its shape. Use unsalted melted butter.
  • Sweetener – I love using granulated sweetener for the crust, and allulose is my favorite because it has no cooling effect or aftertaste. Erythritol blends or Xylitol are some other great options, but I’d stay away from pure stevia, which makes things bitter.
  • Vanilla extract – for some extra flavor.

For The Low Carb Cheesecake Filling

  • Cream Cheese – Use quality full-fat cream cheese because this is the key component of our keto cheesecake. Don’t use cream cheese spread or reduced fat versions.
  • Sour Cream – an essential ingredient for a New York style low carb cheesecake that’s rich and creamy.
  • Eggs – 4 large eggs at room temperature are needed. Make sure to add the eggs last, one at a time, until they are just incorporated. Try not to overmix the batter, which may cause cracks in the cheesecake.
  • Sweetener – make sure that you are using powdered sweetener to combine well.
  • Vanilla Extract – use the quality of vanilla extract that you can find to ensure a great flavor. Lemon juice is also a great flavor.

How To Make Keto Cheesecake

Make sure all your cheesecake ingredients are at room temperature, so the mixture is smooth, creamy, and ready to be baked. The method is similar to a traditional cheesecake.

Start by making the crust

  1. Grease the sides of a 9-inch springform pan, line it with parchment paper, and preheat the oven.
  2. Add all the crust ingredients into a bowl and mix them well.
  3. Then evenly press the crumbly dough into the pan and bake it for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden.

Make The Cream Cheese Filling

  1. Add the softened cream cheese and sweetener into a bowl, then mix them. 
  2. Stir in the sour cream and vanilla extract.
  3. Gradually add the eggs one at a time, mixing until each egg is just incorporated.
  4. Pour the filling over the crust and bake the cheesecake in the oven for 60 minutes or until almost set in the middle.
  5. Remove from the oven and let it cool for about an hour at room temperature before putting it in the refrigerator to firm completely.
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Tips For Making The Best Keto Cheesecake

  • Use room temperature ingredients to prevent any lumps into the cheesecake mixture. This way, the ingredients mix together into a smooth and creamy texture. 
  • Don’t overbeat the mixture. You can lightly beat the eggs before incorporating them into the batter. Stir until just combined with your mixer on low speed.
  • Do not open the oven until the cheesecake is finished baking because it may crack.
  • Bake cheesecake at a low temperature
  • Sift the sweetener before mixing to remove any lumps. After sifting, it becomes a fine, smooth powder, which mixes quickly with the cream cheese batter.
  • Cool at room temperature before chilling in the refrigerator. It may take an hour or two to chill completely. You can also cool inside of the turned-off oven for one hour to prevent cracks.

Not a fan of the baking and cooling process? Try my no bake keto cheesecake instead.

Low Carb Cheesecake Toppings Ideas

This classic cheesecake is incredibly rich and delicious with a selection of low-carb toppings. Keep it simple or get creative – this dessert is going to impress!

Here are some of my favorite sugar-free cheesecake toppings:

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How To Store Keto Cheesecake? 

Always store cheesecake in the refrigerator. I usually cover the top with foil and store it for up to 5 days.

Don’t let cheesecake sit at room temperature for more than 4 hours. 

Can I Freeze Keto Cheesecake?

Yes, you can also freeze this cheesecake for up to one month and grab a slice from the freezer anytime you crave a delicious cheesecake. To freeze, wrap cheesecake slices in plastic wrap, then in foil. Store in the freezer for a few months.

When ready to serve, transfer to the fridge and allow to thaw overnight. 

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The Best Keto Cheesecake Recipe

5 from 4 votes

Prep time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Yelds 16 slices

Description
 

This keto cheesecake with almond flour crust is ultra creamy, smooth, and decadent. Learn how to make the best low carb cheesecake with just 7 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time.

Ingredients
 
 

Almond Flour Cheesecake Crust

For the filling

Instructions
 

Make the keto cheesecake crust

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F / 160°C and line a 9-inch spring form pan with parchment paper. Grease the sides and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the almond flour, powdered sweetener, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir using a spatula until well incorporated.
  • Press the crust mixture into the prepared springform pan and press firmly into the bottom and halfway up the sides. Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden.

Keto Cheesecake Filling

  • Add the softened cream cheese, and using a hand mixer, stir until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the powdered sweetener and mix again until smooth.
  • Incorporate the sour cream, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.
  • Gradually add the eggs one at a time, mixing until each egg is just incorporated. Use a spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Avoid overmixing to prevent the cheesecake from cracking.
  • Pour the keto cheesecake batter over the baked crust.
  • Bake in the center rack of your oven for 55-60 minutes until the center is almost set. If the cheesecake starts to brown, cover with aluminum foil halfway through baking time.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Serve cheesecake with your favorite toppings. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
359kcal
Total Carbs
7g
Net Carbs
Protein
8g
Fat
34g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
3g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword The Best Keto Cheesecake Recipe
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2 comments

Leann Jaramillo August 31, 2022 - 8:25 pm

I was going to make this but was going to leave off the crust. I figured the total carbs per 1/10 and came up with 27 total carbs. The swerve has 3 gr per teaspoon that adds up to ovef 200 gr and that is without the crust. How can this be Keto.

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Joanna September 5, 2022 - 9:40 am

Sweeteners are 0g net carbs.

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