Low-Carb Keto Cheesecake – [Simple Recipes]

Two of my favorite foods for the holiday season are pizza and cheesecake, the low-carbohydrate version.

What I particularly like about the pizza is the ‘density’ of the crust, which is probably given by the combination of psyllium husk and almond flour. More about that in this old post.

Here I’m actually going to tell you the version of cheesecake that I had this year. I usually have this twice a year, but I might just want to have it more often from now on!  

Crust:

100 grams almond flour or ground almonds (3.5 oz)
10 grams of psyllium husk (0.35 oz)
12 grams unsweetened cocoa powder (1 Tbsp)
10 grams baking powder (0.35 oz)
3 whole eggs
50ml whole milk (1.6oz) – or water – may not be necessary
4.5 grams olive oil (1 tsp) – or other oil

Filling:

100 grams unsalted butter (3.5 oz)
150 grams cottage cheese (curd)/cream cheese (5.3 oz)
10 grams lemon juice/zest (0.35 oz or 2.5 tsp)
12 grams erythritol (1 Tbsp)

Steps:

  1. For the crust: mix the dry ingredients (almond flour, psyllium husk, cocoa, baking powder). Beat the eggs, add milk and oil.
  2. Combine the dry mix with the fluid mix and mix together until you get a consistent dough.
  3. Put it in the preheated oven and leave it until baked. Sorry about the imprecision here, my mother’s oven is old. What I can say is that it was preheated for 15-20 minutes at medium heat. And it baked for 20 minutes at the same medium heat.
  4. For the filling: mix the butter and curd (you could also use cream cheese). Add erythritol and lemon juice and mix again.
  5. After the crust is cooled at room temperature, you could moist it with a combination of lemon juice and water or whatever low-carb fluid mix you prefer. This is not necessary though. I used lemon juice and water.
  6. Spread the filling on top of the crust and shape it as desired.

Notes and Nutritional Information:

The entire recipe yielded 650 to 700 grams (23 – 24.7 oz) and the nutrient breakdown is:

Energy: 1755 kcals
Fat: 154 grams (61g saturated, 65g monounsat., 18.6g polyunsat, 784mg cholesterol)
Protein: 71.1 grams
Total Carbohydrates: 46.1 grams
Dietary Fiber: 22.5 grams
Sugars: 10.6 grams
Net Carbohydrates: 23.6 grams

In my opinion, if you divide it in 3-4 servings, calories, fats and carbs are worth not counting – especially since we’re talking about a holiday treat here. I divided it in 4 servings. This is a about a 1/2 – 1/3 of a serving:

What I like most about this recipe is the lemon flavored filling; and in future iterations I might just add additional squeezed lemon for a more intense flavor!


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