The ultimate guide to baking the perfect keto cheesecake and the review of all the most popular keto cheesecake types and ingredients.
Are you a fan of keto desserts and keto cakes? I bet you are! If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be reading the ultimate keto cheesecake guide right now. I want to tell you that you’re just in the right place. I’m about to share with you all the best tips, tricks and secrets to baking the perfect keto cheesecake.
Keto-compliant cheesecake can come in lots versions, each one being absolutely delicious and spectacular-looking. This guide will teach you the basics of how to bake cheesecake that is keto-friendly, what keto cheesecake types there are and what ingredients you can use to bake your own low-carb cheesecake.
At the end of the guide I’ll share with you the recipe for the basic keto cheesecake that you can modify, improve and adjust in any way so that you will come up with your own unique keto cheesecake recipe.
Cheesecake is probably one of the best types of dessert on a keto diet (click to learn more about the program) because it often has the perfect fat-to-protein ratio. Since its main ingredient is always protein-rich cheese (hence name CHEESECAKE), cheesecake can even become your main nutrient-dense meal that gives you the proper amount of fat and protein.
Of course, I’m talking about keto cheesecake that has few carbs and absolutely no sugar. Regular cheesecake recipes always include lots of sugar and flour which we want to avoid at all costs. The great news is that the keto versions of popular cheesecake are not only healthy but they usually taste way better.
Here are a few types of keto cheesecakes I’ve come up with so far:
…to name just a few. And more awesome keto cheesecake recipes are coming soon. OK, now it’s time to share with you all the keto cheesecake facts and secrets.
You can add almost any ingredients you want to your keto cheesecake as long as they are free of sugar, flour and artificial sweeteners. This list could really go on and on but I tried to keep it relatively simple and brief.
Here is the list of the most popular possible keto cheesecake ingredients:
The chances are you will find some of these ingredients in almost any type of keto cheesecake. Speaking about types, let’s consider a few different versions possible.
Both the bake and no-bake versions of keto cheesecake taste awesome. However, there are some differences both in test and preparation process between the two.
The BAKE version:
The NO BAKE version:
It’s hard to say which one is better so I advise you check both versions out. Here are a few facts and tips about each version:
You can make crustless keto cheesecake and it will totally be fine and still taste delicious. However, if you want to add another layer of taste to it or make it look more spectacular, go for the version with crust.
The version with CRUST:
Here is the list of the possible ingredients for the keto cheesecake crust:
You can bake crust or use the no-bake crust for the no-bake cheesecake. The difference between the no-bake and bake version of the crust is that the bake version usually has eggs. Since most of the main keto cheesecake crust ingredients are fat (almond flour, butter, peanut butter), the keto cheesecake crust is also often a huge fat bomb in itself. Keep that in mind!
The CRUSTLESS version:
Yes, you can omit the crust or the topping but the filling is the base of your keto cheesecake, so it needs special attention. There are really lots of different ingredients you can add to the filling to make its taste really awesome and unique.
The filling is usually made of cream cheese. But you can also use different cheese types, such as, curd cheese (the firm type), mascarpone cheese, spread cheese, cottage cheese or Neufchâtel. Even sour cream or heavy whipping cream can become the perfect base for your cheesecake filling (even though technically these two aren’t cheese).
Curd cheese (the firm type) is usually a very good option because it is of ideal consistence and is relatively low in calories (about 100 kcal per 100 g) and fat (5-10 % usually), which leaves you a lot of room for other super delicious ingredients.
Here is the list of the possible ingredients for the bake and no-bake keto cheesecake filling:
Just like with crust, you can totally skip adding topping and your keto cheesecake will still taste absolutely awesome. However, topping on your keto cheesecake is indeed the proverbial icing on the cake. There are really lots of options for your cheesecake topping.
Here is the list of the possible ingredients for the bake and no-bake keto cheesecake topping:
You can combine the above ingredients in any way you like. Almost every combination you can think of will taste like heaven. Chocolate with berries? White chocolate with milk chocolate and peanut butter? Jelly with strawberries? You name it!
Well, as you can see this list can go on and on but you get the idea. You can put practically anything on top of your keto cheesecake to make it more unique and to improve its taste.
There are hundreds of different types of sweeteners you can use to make your keto cheesecake sweet. However, there are only three types of sweeteners I recommend:
These three are natural sweeteners which are totally safe to use. What’s more they don’t affect blood sugars at all and have zero or few calories.
Here is the recipe for the simplest and the most basic version of keto cheesecake (bake with no crust and no topping). This can be a perfect base for any further adjustments.
Here are the macros for the whole cheesecake and one bite of it (280 g).
CALORIES: 2719 kcal/450 kcal
FAT: 208 g/34 g
NET CARBS: 48 g/8 g
PROTEIN: 162 g/27 g
Add cream cheese into a large bowl.
Separate egg whites from egg yolks.
Add egg yolks to the cream cheese and mix the two until smooth.
Dissolve 200 g of butter and pour it into the bowl.
Add stevia and/or erythritol. Now it's also a good time to add baking powder.
Mix all the ingredients with a blender until smooth.
Beat egg whites and add them to the mix. Use a tablespoon for mixing.
Taste the dough to make sure it has the desired level of sweetness.
Grease the baking form with butter and pour the liquid cheesecake mass onto it.
Preheat the oven to 175 °C (350 °F) and bake your simple keto cheesecake for about 40 minutes.
Remove your keto cheesecake from the over after about 40 minutes or when its top gets a nice brownish color.
Let your cheesecake cool down for about an hour before putting it into the fridge.
I’m doing my best to create and share as many delicious keto recipes as possible. More and more dessert recipes are coming and I’m working hard on creating them. Don’t forget to tell me more about your keto cheesecake.
What version of the keto cheesecake is your favorite? What other ingredients do you use? If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to leave me your comments or contact me directly. I would love to hear from you.
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It never even occurred to me that there are so many ways to have sugar free cheesecake. So many variations and ingredients. Thank you, thank you for this post. Knowledge is REALLY power 🙂
Abel, you are welcome 🙂 Yes, there are really tons of ways and I cannot stop thinking of new and new ones. I am planning on keeping creating more and more interesting recipes.