Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Low Carb Mocha Cheesecake

I found this recipe online.  It looks delish so I thought I would make it and modify it to be low carb.  This is the dessert I decided on instead of the Low Carb Red Velvet cupcake I was going to make for our Valentine Anniversary dinner.  Make sure all your ingredients are room tempature, even your eggs.  I did not and it does not look the photo on the link.  LOL  It is more mocha color with chocolate sprinkles.  :) I also did not make the sour cream topping.  So here is what I did:

1 cup almond meal/flour
1 Tbsp Xylitol
4 Tbsp butter, unsalted, melted

3 tsp instant coffee
3 8oz packages of cream cheese, room tempature
1 1/4 cup Xylitol
4 eggs, room tempature
1 cup sour cream, room tempature
3 Tbsp almond meal/flour
4oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled to room tempature

Place the oven rack in the middle postition, place a roasting pan filled with hot tap water and place in on the bottom rack.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Remove the bottom of a 10inch springform pan and cover it tightly with aluminum foil.  Reassemble the pan and spray the bottom and side with cooking spray.

Combine the almond meal, xylitol, and melted butter.  Press the mixture in the bottom of the prepared pan. 
In a small bowl add 3 tsp of instant coffee with 2 tsp of water, set aside.
Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese and xylitol on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add the eggs one at a time beating after each addition.  Add sour cream and almond flour.  Mix until well combined.  You made need to scrap the sides as needed.  Stir in the coffee mixture and the melted chocolate

Spoon the mixture over crust.  Bake at 325 degree F for 1 hour and 10 minutes.  Turn off oven and let cake stand in oven for 30 minutes with door closed.
Take cake out and run a sharp knife around the edges and cool on wire rack.  Then refridgerate 8 hours of overnight.    Remove cake from pan and slice.  Enjoy:)

20 servings
Each serving: Calories 263, Fat 21.5g, Carbs 16g, Fiber 2g, Protein 6g, Net Carbs 14g
A little higher in Carbs then I like, but it was a nice treat.

Even though it looked funny, It was very, very GOOD!
Atkins Phase 3 and up as it has higher Carbs.

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