Cheesecake is a classic dessert which origins many would associate with the traditional baked cheesecake of New York. However, its history is much richer and deeper - characteristics also shared with the dessert itself - and are thought to date back to Ancient Greece. So, it's no wonder that this dessert is utterly delicious, it’s had plenty of time to be perfected!
The key features of a traditional cheesecake are simple: a buttery biscuit base and a flavoured cream cheese topping. Although delicious, these aspects tend to be very calorific and packed with refined sugars and carbohydrates from the biscuits, flour and sugar often used. We aren’t saying that you shouldn’t indulge in treats every so often, however, if following a low carb or ketogenic diet, this may not be an option for you. Not to worry, you can create the best low carb and keto-friendly cheesecake recipes with Lo-Dough.
The traditional cheesecake base
As mentioned above, one of the integral components of a good cheesecake is the buttery biscuit base. This is usually made with crushed digestive biscuits, butter, and sugar. So although the crumbly base is delicious, it's also super calorific and laden with refined carbohydrates and sugars.
The low carb cheesecake base
Blitz up a Lo-Dough base in a food processor mixed with butter and a little erythritol. Unlike digestive biscuits which are loaded with refined carbohydrates and often used in traditional recipes, Lo-Dough bases contain just 2g of carbs each. Using Lo-Dough breadcrumbs (made by simply blitzing your base in a food processor) instead of digestives and flour, you could reduce carbs by over 90%. Alternatively, you can make a delicious, slightly more cake-like chocolate base with our super easy brownie mix. Both bases will be just as delicious, yet low in carbs, calories and sugar.
The silky, creamy topping of traditional cheesecake is a make or break for the dessert as a whole. It’s incredibly moreish, which is unsurprising really, as it’s mainly made up of sugar, cream cheese and often some sort of fruit or zest. But if you’re looking to reduce refined sugars and carbohydrates, what’s the alternative?
The low calorie cheesecake topping
In almost all of our recipes, we substitute erythritol in for sugar. Erythritol is a natural sugar alcohol that contains 6% of the calories of regular sugar, yet still maintains 70% of the sweetness. This makes it a perfect sugar replacement for reduced sugar dessert recipes.
Best Low Carb Cheesecake Recipes
All this talk of cheesecake got your craving it now? Us too. Check out some our of most delicious and low carb cheesecake recipes below, using both our Lo-Dough bases and brownie mix.
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Our Lo-Dough bases are sold in pouches of 2 from just £3.25. Fancy a fakeaway or maybe something a little sweeter? Our brownie mix makes 9 delicious brownies, each just 65 calories and 4.1g carbs, and our Southern Style Coating makes the perfect non-greasy breaded coating for your meat, cheese and veg. To try it for yourself, simply click the shop here button below to discover the full Lo-Dough collection.