If you’ve got a sweet tooth, it’s highly unlikely you’ll want to give up the creamy, decadent dessert that is cheesecake. But if you’re following the ketogenic diet, you know that regular cheesecake isn’t exactly low carb. In fact, one small piece of cheesecake, on average, can contain up to 45 grams of carbs per slice—which means it could easily have you kissing ketosis goodbye. That is, unless you’re up for the task of making your own keto cheesecake at home… (and we’re willing to bet this will become one of your favorite low-carb recipes).
This keto cheesecake recipe contains minimal ingredients and is easy to make. By swapping refined sugar for stevia, and all-purpose flour for an almond flour crust, the carb count for this cheesecake recipe drops down to 12 grams net carbs per slice, and 61 grams total fat. Luckily, the traditional ingredients that give cheesecake its signature soft and creamy texture—such as cream cheese, sour cream, and butter—are high-fat and keto-friendly.
In other words, this low carb cheesecake has the same great taste as a traditional cheesecake recipe, and it will help you meet your macros on the keto diet. If that’s not a win-win, we don’t know what is.
This cheesecake tastes great on its own, but if you want to add some toppings you could top it with a few blueberries (depending on where your macros are for the day), add some lemon zest, lemon juice, or even drizzle a sugar-free syrup, such as ChocZero’s caramel or chocolate syrup (made with no artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols). If you have low-carb keto chocolate chips on hand, add those in too!
This recipe yields 16 slices, which makes it a great recipe to share, or freeze and save for later.
Note: Whenever possible, we recommend choosing grass-fed, organic dairy products and cage-free eggs to avoid ingesting the unnecessary hormones and antibiotics that are found in conventional animal products.
Keto Cheesecake Recipe Macros
- Calories: 371
- Protein: 7g
- Fats: 36g
- Total Carbs: 6g
- Net Carbs: 2g
This keto cheesecake recipe contains minimal ingredients and is easy to make. Luckily, the traditional ingredients that give cheesecake its signature soft and creamy texture—such as cream cheese, sour cream, and butter—are high-fat and keto-friendly.Prep Time 10 minutesCook Time 1 hour 30 minutesTotal Time 1 hour 40 minutesServings 16 peopleCalories 371 kcal
- 2 cups sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup granulated stevia divided
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 5 tablespoons salted butter melted
- 32 ounces cream cheese
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla
- 16 ounces sour cream
Heat oven to 300°F.
In a food processor, add almonds, 3 teaspoons of stevia, and cinnamon. Pulse chop until almonds are finely ground.
To make the cheesecake crust, in a medium bowl with the melted butter, stir in the ground almond mixture and mix well
Press the crust into a 9-inch springform pan, making an even layer. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with a hand mixer on low speed for about 2 minutes or until cream cheese is fluffy.
Using the hand mixer, mix in the remaining stevia and one egg at a time.
Once all three eggs have been mixed in, add pure vanilla and sour cream. Mix on low until fully combined.
Pour the cheesecake mixture over the crust.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until the top is golden brown. This can take up to 30 minutes extra of baking time.
Turn oven off and leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door open for one hour to let it set.
Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Keto | Gluten FreeNutrition FactsKeto CheesecakeAmount Per ServingCalories 371 Calories from Fat 324% Daily Value*Fat 36g55%Saturated Fat 17g106%Cholesterol 117mg39%Sodium 247mg11%Potassium 224mg6%Carbohydrates 6g2%Fiber 1g4%Sugar 3g3%Protein 7g14%Vitamin A 1090IU22%Vitamin C 0.2mg0%Calcium 128mg13%Iron 0.9mg5%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.