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Keto Chocolate Cheesecake

This rich and silky smooth flourless cheesecake is like a chocolate dream come true.

The Best Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Dessert

There’s both a keto AND non-keto version of this recipe.

Basically, it can be whatever you want it to be.

Vegan? Gluten Free? Sugar Free?

Check, check, check.

Just throw everything into the blender – the chocolate cheesecake pretty much makes itself!

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Flourless Chocolate Cheesecake

Years before eating chocolate became my full time job, I remember sitting at a restaurant one night faced with an impossible decision.

On the menu were two of my favorite desserts: NY-Style Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse Pie.

How in the world could they expect a person to choose between the two???

So I did what any practical eight-year-old would do in such a situation: I proclaimed matter-of-factly to the waiter that I would have both desserts.

Somehow, my mother didn’t shoot this idea down; I think she probably also couldn’t choose and was happy for the chance to try both.

Meanwhile, I’m sure my dad and sister were at the other end of the table wondering what the big deal was because they’re not really dessert people and would have been fine with just coffee.

Sometimes I wonder how we are related…

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Easy Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

CHOCOLATE CRUST OPTIONS

Feel free to use a store-bought crust or your own favorite crust recipe; or this cheesecake is firm enough that you can even skip the crust altogether if you want.

For the cheesecake in the pictures, I used the following recipe:

2 cups almond flour, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 tsp salt, melted coconut oil or water as needed to make it slightly sticky.

Combine all crust ingredients, pour into a lined 8 or 9-inch springform pan, press down evenly, then set aside while you make the actual cheesecake (recipe below).

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*For a non-chocolate version, try the original Keto Cheesecake Recipe.

When making the cheesecake, I usually like to add a pan of water on the bottom rack of the oven, because it adds moisture and keeps the top of the cheesecake from cracking. But even if you skip the water it still tastes just as delicious!

Above – Watch the video of making the cheesecake!

Easy Low Carb Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
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Keto Chocolate Cheesecake

A rich and creamy keto chocolate cheesecake with just a few basic ingredients!
5/5 (7)
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 1 cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 24 oz cream cheese or vegan cream cheese
  • 2 cups plain yogurt or coconut cream
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup erythritol or powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp regular cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp dutch cocoa powder, or sub additional regular

Instructions

  • Feel free to use a store-bought crust or make the recipe crustless, or you can use the keto-friendly chocolate crust recipe written out under the third photo in this post.
    Bring cream cheese to room temp. Preheat oven to 350 F. Fill any large baking pan about halfway with water and place it on the oven’s lower rack (this just adds moisture to the oven). In a blender or food processor, beat all cheesecake ingredients just until smooth. (Don’t overbeat, which introduces air bubbles that could later burst and thus cause cracking.) Smooth into the springform. Place on the middle rack above the water pan. Bake 30 minutes (or 38 minutes if using an 8-inch pan) – do not open the oven at all during this time. Once time is up, leave the oven door closed and turn off the heat. Let cheesecake sit in the closed oven an additional 5 minutes. Then remove—it should look underdone—and let it cool 20 minutes before placing the still-underdone cheesecake in the refrigerator. Chill at least 8 hours, during which time it will firm up considerably!
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Notes

The recipe was adapted from my Vegan Cheesecake Recipe.
 

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Published on February 2, 2020

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  1. ASF says

    Something I always wondered and am prompted to ask now because I see the raspberries in this picture: what are your thoughts on vegans eating insects that come along with produce? I know some produce (such as raspberries) frequently have tiny insects on them and it can be very difficult to locate the bugs and remove. Do you try to look for bugs on things like raspberries, blackberries, artichoke hearts, etc? Or do you just eat them without looking with the reasoning that sitting and examining these foods for bugs goes beyond what is “practicable” (https://www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/definition-veganism)?

  2. Sophie says

    just love the recipe, it ticks all the boxes. It’s great on taste, less calories, gluten free and a delight to the eyes. Will definitely recommend the recipe to all the health conscious mothers I know.

  3. Laura W. says

    Hi! My question is about sweeteners: Is powdered erythritol recommended or regular/granular? And the powdered sugar is just ordinary confectioner sugar? Guessing using honey is out of the question for taste/texture. May try surprising my husband with this cheesecake on Valentines Day. It is such a pretty dessert! Thanks CCK!

  4. TERRI says

    I MADE THIS CHEESECAKE AND LET ME SAY RIGHT UP FRONT, IT IS DELICIOUS!! MY CHEESECAKE DIDN’T
    LOOK LIKE THE ONE IN THE PIC. THE PICTURE LOOKS LIKE IT IS MORE OF A MOUSSE CONSISTENCY AND
    MINE TURNED OUT QUITE DENSE. FOLLOWED THE DIRECTIONS EXCEPT USED THE POWDERED SUGAR
    INSTEAD OF ERYTHRITOL AS IT DOESN’T AGREE WITH ME. AM I WRONG ABOUT THE TEXTURE OF THE
    CAKE IN THE PICTURE, OR DID I DO SOMETHING WRONG? I WANT TO REPEAT THAT IT WAS TOTALLY
    DELICIOUS AND I WOULD GIVE IT A 5 STAR RATING.

  5. Lan says

    Thank you for the recipe. Love it. 2nd time making this cake, first one was like a mouse, my vegan glutenfree friends says it was awesome. As my family is not gluten intolerant, I sadded 30ml of cake flour to this cake in the picture…let them eat cake…

  6. Ryn says

    My favorite cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory is the s’mores so I made my own version using your cheesecake as a base (subbed yogurt for Greek yogurt and added more erythritol to balance out the tartness) and added a chocolate shell top layer, graham cracker, toasted marshmallows and a little piece of dark chocolate to melt on top of the hot marshmallows. YUM! The cheesecake was thick (like I like it) and delicious. I think I’m addicted…

  7. Karen McKinney says

    Two things I am curious about: Number of servings is not listed in the recipe. Does it serve 8, 12, etc?
    And…how much coconut oil or water? Those two items would be helpful in your recipes.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi! Liquid amount will depend on your brand of almond flour and whether you’re using skinned or natural almond flour. Start with a tbsp and go from there. For serving size, this is from Katie’s nutrition page for the recipe: “This is a deeper and richer cheesecake than my original Keto Cheesecake, and we ended up getting 15 servings out of it. Looking at similar-sized cheesecakes online to compare, the recommended serving size seemed to be anywhere from 16 to 32 servings. No idea who can eat just 1/32 of a cheesecake… That’s just crazy!”

  8. Tania says

    Hi,
    This looks fabulous, and I want to make it soon. One question: when I blend the Oreos, do I leave in the white filling, or do I scrape it off off the cookies before blending. Thanks so much!

  9. Jamie Wynn says

    To make the crust using your recipe given under the third picture. Do we have to bake of first for ten mins as most recipes ask?

  10. Emily Peters says

    Made this for my best friend’s birthday, who has been one keto for 18 months and has lost over 100 lbs and inspired me to loose almost 70, so keto is our thing. We kinda gave up on desserts and just went for chocolate or berries and cream, but this has CHANGED the game! I made one for Friday, it was gone by Sunday and I had to make another. SO GOOD!

  11. Eileen says

    Are you able to provide carb count, etc with these recipes? I don’t se me them listed unless I’m missing something. I’m new to keto so having the breakdown of macros would help immensely!

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi, she lists full nutrition facts if you click the “view nutrition facts” link right under the ingredients/instructions in the recipe box 🙂

  12. Alexie says

    Hi,

    I want to bake just half of the recipe in a 7inch springform tin, how long should I bake it?

    Thanks

  13. John K says

    The ingredients list leads me to believe that there is no need to bake at all. I understand that this will make for a less dense cheesecake but are there any other caveats to no-bake?

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