Cheesecake is a favorite type of dessert for many people. It is smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of flavor and sweetness. There are also countless variations to choose from. You can find simple cheesecakes and complex ones, along with just about every flavor combination that you can imagine.
Cheesecakes even seem like they should be low-carb. After all, the recipe relies heavily on cream cheese, which can be included on a keto diet. Despite this pattern, most conventional cheesecakes aren't keto-friendly at all. They're packed with sugar and often include other unappealing ingredients too.
Thankfully, keto bloggers are clever. They have developed many different variations on a keto cheesecake recipe. Some of these recipes are only slightly different than a regular cheesecake, while others take an alternative angle entirely. This list highlights a wide range of them, from some of the best keto food bloggers out there.
Keto Cheesecake Recipe List
PS. Cheesecakes are amazing, but if you want a different type of treat, what about keto mug cake recipes?
PPS. There are also cream cheese fat bombs, which often taste very similar to cheesecakes.
Tropical Passionfruit Cheesecake In A Jar
The idea of a cheesecake in a jar is similar to a mug cake. You have a dessert that is easy to prepare and is in a perfect portion size. This version comes from hungryforinspiration.com.
It even uses passionfruit as the key flavor, which is simply too perfect. While passionfruit isn't normally included on a keto diet, you can still have it if you calculate out the carbs. Uliana does this in her post and shows that the dessert is still entirely keto-friendly.
Keto Berry Swirl Cheesecake
There are multiple cool things about this cheesecake from headbangerskitchen.com, but one of the best has to be the way that it looks. The berry swirl style creates a masterpiece that seems like it belongs in a restaurant. It isn't that hard to make either. The recipe provides you with all the details you need to create a dessert just as stunning as the one in the image. There's even a 5-minute video to show you exactly what to expect.
Keto Strawberry Cheesecake
If you're a cheesecake fan, this recipe from lifemadeketo.com is a fun one to try. You could decorate it as impressively as the version in the image or try something simpler. Either way, the dessert would be good for a special occasion. You might even make it for regular days.
As Kelly points out, you can make some ingredient substitutions too. This can include using a different type of flour or an alternative to butter.
New York Cheesecake
Mira from mypcoskitchen.com offers this stunning cheesecake recipe for readers to try. As she points out, the chocolate topping and nuts are purely optional. The cake is more than rich enough on its own. Of course, if you're aiming to impress, the chocolate works perfectly. The cheesecake is also smaller than normal. This is a good thing if you don’t want too much dessert in your house to tempt you.
I found this ricotta cheesecake at joyfilledeats.com. It's a nice and simple recipe, which only uses eight ingredients. Don't worry though, simple isn't a bad thing. The end result is a lighter cheesecake that still has an enjoyable flavor balance and exactly the right texture.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
This recipe from keto4karboholics.com is another cheesecake that looks amazing. Honestly, you could serve this dessert at any party and it would be an instant hit. The cheesecake isn't just for keto dieters either. It would appeal to anyone following a conventional diet too.
On a side note, the peanut butter cups on the top are an optional step. They are homemade and the author does provide a recipe for anyone who wants to make them. You could also skip them and just make the chocolate ganache.
Cheesecake With Raspberry Swirl
Cheesecakes with a swirl always look fantastic. This version from lowcarbmaven.com certainly highlights that point. The raspberry swirl is more subtle than with other cheesecakes, which creates a nice flavor contrast between the raspberry and the rest of the flavors. The dessert can be made with a specific type of purchased jam or by making your own. Kim offers details for both angles.
Baked Lemon Cheesecake
This lemon cheesecake, from theshrinkingviolet.co.nz, is suitable for a wide range of diets, including paleo, low carb and keto. As the name suggests, lemon is the main flavor that is present. This creates a cheesecake that is fresh and zesty, yet still acts as a sweet treat.
The flavor alone is a reason to check out this recipe from gimmedelicious.com. Who doesn’t love pumpkin? An equally important reason is your options for making it. While you can create the dish as a conventional cheesecake, you can also make it into cheesecake slices or bars. Doing so might help with portion sizing and would be perfect for parties or events too.
Instant Pot Low-Carb Cheesecake
Here's a great recipe if you want an effortless cheesecake. The recipe comes from ourpaleolife.com and takes advantage of an Instant Pot. This method of making a cheesecake isn't just easier, it's also more practical. You don't need to worry about using an oven – always a good thing if it is hot outside. You’re also making a cheesecake that is a little different than baked cheesecake and than no bake cheesecake.
Death By Chocolate Cheesecake
Any dessert that uses the term ‘death by chocolate’ has to be worth trying. Recipes like this one, from alldayidreamaboutfood.com are even better, as the finished dessert is keto-friendly and sugar free. You just need to look at the image to see how gorgeous and chocolatey the finished dessert ends up being.
Keto Mini Cheesecakes
Mini cheesecakes are fantastic for portion sizing. They also help you to know exactly how many carbs you're getting per serving. This is much easier than trying to make sure your slice of cheesecake is exactly the right size.
This mini cheesecake recipe comes from tasteaholics.com, which is always a good source of recipes. They even have a video to step you through the process.
No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake
This recipe from lowcarbyum.com isn't your traditional cheesecake. It is a no bake version that sets in the fridge. The finished cake still looks like a traditional baked version, but the no baking approach allows for different ingredients. Even if you're not a fan of non-baked desserts, this variation is worth trying out. Besides, peanut butter is a popular flavor that is perfect in all types of dessert.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Zebra Cheesecake
Honestly, there are so many amazing looking cheesecakes out there that it is hard to choose which ones to feature. This dessert from ketodietchannel.com is a perfect example. The contrast between the brown and the white creates a stunning cake. The pattern isn't just on the top either, which makes the whole recipe that much better.
This is another no bake recipe, so it's easy to create. It won't heat up your kitchen either. That aspect is perfect in the warmer months.
Chocolate Cheesecake Jars With Graham Cracker Crust
I'm in love with the way these chocolate cheesecake jars look. Seriously, they're almost too good to be true. The jar style is also ideal for parties and just for portion control. After all, it's very easy to eat too much cheesecake in a serving.
The recipe itself comes from ketodietapp.com. That site is well-known for impressive keto recipes, including plenty of desserts. Naomi mentions that the portion sizes of the cheesecakes are small, but that the dessert is very rich. This should mean that the small portions are perfect.
Lemon Ginger ‘Cheesecake’
Lemon and ginger is an unusual combination for a cheesecake – making this recipe from prettypies.com very interesting. It's called a ‘cheesecake’, as the recipe is a little different. While the dessert is designed to mimic the taste and texture of a conventional cheesecake, it doesn't use the same ingredients.
In fact, these ‘cheesecakes’ are vegan and paleo-friendly. Even if you're not on one of those diets, the recipe is a fun alternative to the normal cheesecake style.
Keto Eggnog Cheesecakes
Speaking of interesting flavors, what about these eggnog cheesecakes from blog.paleohacks.com? As you can probably guess, these ones are paleo-friendly as well. They even follow a similar style to the previous example.
The flavor isn't the only cool thing about the cheesecakes. They also have a perfect portion size for keto dieters. The recipe is easy to follow, only taking around 10 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of inactive time.
Keto Microwave Cheesecake
This keto microwave cheesecake follows a similar idea to keto mug cakes. You're able to make a single serving of the cake at a time in the microwave. This creates a fast and easy dessert, one that's ideal for anyone who lives on their own.
As Vered (from healthyrecipesblogs.com) mentions, this recipe isn't really a cheesecake. It uses different ratios of ingredients. Even so, the texture is close, as is the flavor.
NYC Style Keto Cheesecake Recipe
This recipe from brokefoodies.com is a simple one, relying on just a handful of ingredients. As Idriss points out, the recipe itself is for a basic cheesecake. You're able to tweak the recipe with your own flavor variations, like turning it into a chocolate or a chocolate peanut butter cheesecake. That's the fun thing about recipes in general, they make great starting points, but you don't have to follow them precisely.
Low Carb Blackberry Cheesecakes
These small cheesecakes come from the site stepawayfromthecarbs.com. They look exceptionally good in their little jars. As Georgina mentions, it's much better to have small desserts like these around the house than a large cheesecake sitting in the fridge.
Don't worry if you don't have small glass jars like in the image. You could use another type of small container instead, such as a ramekin.
Mixed Berry Keto Cheesecake
April from certainlyketo.com offers this keto recipe for you to try out. It isn't as visually stunning as some of the other examples, but don't let that put you off. A key advantage is that the cheesecake is very fast and easy to create. This is fantastic if you're on a hurry or if you simply don't enjoy spending time in the kitchen.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake
This pumpkin cheesecake is another variation to consider. The recipe comes from beautyandthefoodie.com. As the title suggests, it takes advantage of an Instant Pot. The Instant Pot isn't just a way of making things easier. This cooking approach also creates a creamier cheesecake than you'd get normally.
Mini Cinnamon Roll Cheesecakes
Carolyn from alldayidreamaboutfood.com offers this cheesecake recipe for you to consider. Not only do the cheesecakes have a fantastic flavor profile, but they're also small. Their size is ideal for portion control. This also makes the recipe a good choice for serving at parties. You could even make gifts out of the little cheesecakes.
Besides that, the focus on cinnamon roll flavors is extremely cool. You've even got a familiar style on the top, complete with swirled frosting.
Dairy-Free Chocolate Cheesecake
This dairy-free cheesecake comes from ketosummit.com and looks simply fantastic. It has the same style of a regular cheesecake, including a base, a filling and various toppings. The recipe is a little involved, so expect to put in some time to create your dessert. Trust me though, the finished product is well worth the effort.