Of the many varieties of low carb cheesecake one could enjoy, chocolate cheesecake stands out. Because of the melted chocolate that goes into the creamy batter, you end up with a dense and flavor-packed slice of cake. While the traditional low carb cheesecake is light and airy with a hint of lemon and vanilla, the chocolate version is rich and quite heavy. We found ourselves taking smaller bites because of the amount of cheesecake that’s actually packed into one mouthful!
We were thinking of making a creative flavor of cheesecake but decided to try our hand at classic chocolate and work our way from there. After all, lots of keto followers crave chocolate since it can be tricky to find a good, chocolatey keto dessert. However, once you know a few tricks about chocolate, you can create some fantastic low carb desserts that will satisfy any need for chocolate.
We used baker’s chocolate instead of a regular chocolate bar to cut down on unnecessary carbs and added erythritol for sweetness. Bakers chocolate is a dark chocolate that has no added sugars. It can taste bitter when eaten on its own (I don’t necessarily recommend taking a big bit of our bakers chocolate), but with the added erythritol, it has that sweet chocolate taste that you know and love.
In the almond flour crust, however, we added Stevia– we hear to two counteract each other’s downfalls (bitterness, etc.). Different sweeteners work in different ways and the stevia in the crust and erythritol in the cheesecake seemed to be the perfect combinations! Of course, almond flour was a must for the cheesecake crust- no carbs here and that almond flavor goes great with chocolate.
It was our first time using a springform pan, which we purchased from Amazon, and it made the entire process much simpler. Using the standard cake/pie pans works, but the removal of the cheesecake is messier. The springform pan sides conveniently come right off the base and you’re left with perfect cheesecake sides. This is particularly useful when making a giant cheesecake that won’t fit in a short pie pan. We totally recommend it!
One little hint about using a springform pan is to wrap the outside of the pan in foil. This way, when you put the cheesecake pan into the water bath, no water will seal into the crust of the cheesecake thanks to that added layer of protection the foil gives. A good springform pan will not leak but it is always good to be safe and wrap the pan in foil anyway- you never know when your pan may get a tiny dent or bump and not seal as well!
We topped the cheesecake off with a square of Lindt’s 80% Dark Chocolate because everyone needs some chocolate in their lives. The benefits outweigh the carbs so much!
If you loved this recipe, you should try this keto air fryer cheesecake from My Life Cookbook. It has a rich and creamy cream cheese layer just like our recipe, but instead of it being fully chocolate, it’s got a delicious brownie addition!
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