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Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

Simple Chocolate Cheesecake Cups. Elegant and easy…that’s it.

I do have a recipe for low carb Chocolate Cheesecake…but that’s a whole deal. Making an entire cheesecake can be intimidating. I even take a pause with the thought of making that big dessert.

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When I started thinking about this dessert for Chocolate Cheesecake Cups it was with the intention to get my dessert fix without all the baking. So how about a small NO BAKE option? Yes PLEASE!

Chocolate Cheesecake is already so so so rich. I really only need a small serving to satisfy the craving with a small cup of this deliciousness.

The Carb Count

One of the other motivating factors is the relatively low carb count in my Chocolate Cheesecake Cups. This recipe makes 4 individual dessert cups. Perfect sizing for a small dinner party or family treat. Each cup is 6g net carbs.

Close up of small glass jar with Chocolate cheesecake inside. Silver spoon lying in front of the glass jar. White background.

Honestly, Peter and I sometimes share one of the Chocolate Cheesecake cups. It’s that rich. Sure 6g net carbs is not zero carbs, but hey, these aren’t pork rinds.

My other driving force in my recipe creation is long term low carb and keto friendly lifestyle compliance.

We do not eat low carb and keto desserts often, but when we want a little something these Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake Cups are the perfect option.

Top down view of creamy chocolate mixture and crumbled brown cookie with white whipped cream on top.Silver spoon sticking out of the top.

The Cheesecake Factory

Of course everyone knows this famous restaurant and their HUGE menu. This chain also has HUGE serving portions. I grew up thinking I had to clean my plate, so when I go to a this restaurant I usually eat for 3.

I get a kick out of pulling up the nutrition count card from The Cheesecake Factory’s website. The writing is so so so tiny in hopes that you won’t look too closely.

A single slice of Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake is 83g carbs.

Yep…83g of carbs and 1200 calories.

No Bake

Because these Chocolate Cheesecake Cups are no bake they are made up so quickly. I do call out a chill time in the recipe. However, sometimes I skip that part and dig right in with a spoon.

The mixture is two part. First the cookie crumble can be made and set aside. Then the creamy chocolate cheesecake mixture gets made in another bowl.

Close up of small glass jar with Chocolate cheesecake inside. Silver spoon with brown chocolate creamy mixture on spoon. White background.


Four little jars (or honestly plastic cups works just as well) is what you need to pull the Chocolate Cheesecake Cups together. The glass jars are a little fancier, but clean up is easier with disposable/recyclable paper/plastic cups.

Remember, we are trying to keep the carb count low. A small spoonful of the cookie crumble (a level tablespoon) is placed in the bottom of each cup. This serves as the base of your dessert.

The next layer of your dessert is equal amounts of creamy chocolate cheesecake mixture either spooned or piped into your cup. I like to use a ziploc bag and squeeze the creamy mixture equally into each cup.

Close up of small glass jar with Chocolate cheesecake inside. Silver spoon sitting in front of dessert cup. White background.

Last up is to sprinkle each dessert with the remaining chocolate cookie crumble. Top with fresh whipped cream if you want…we always do.


Simply cover each cup with plastic wrap if want to enjoy this Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake Cups dessert a little at a time. These keep well in the fridge for a few days.

You can make ahead and simply top your dessert with fresh whipped cream when you’re ready to serve to guests.

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Other Low Carb Cheesecake options

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Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

I have been trying for a NO BAKE chocolate cheesecake recipe for a long time. These little cups came together with no baking, pretty quickly and low carb.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, easy keto, easy keto dessert
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 448kcal
Author: The Kellie Kitchen



  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped (Bakers)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup low carb sweetener POWDERED (Lakanto)
  • ¼ cup cream room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened



Chocolate Crumble

  • In a small bowl, sift together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Stir in the melted butter until the mixture is a coarse crumble.
  • Set aside the crumble.


  • In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave in 30 second increments.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sweetener, and cocoa powder together until fully combined. Beat in the cream and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and continue to beat until creamy and combined.


  • In four separate jars or cups place a level tablespoonful of the chocolate crumble at the bottom of the cups. Then equally divide the chocolate cheesecake mixture between the four cups. Top each of the cups with a sprinkle of the remaining chocolate crumble.
  • Add whipped cream if desired.


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1202IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4mg
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MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctorbefore starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.

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My secret to lasting weight loss

Maintaining my weight loss, and quite frankly staying healthy, has always been the main driver for this website. Making meals like these mini Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake Cups is really my trick.

Sorry, it’s that simple for me…I meal prep and almost always cook at home.

I wrote a few articles about this and will write more. Everyone needs to know that cooking at home is one of my major keys to success.

Every meal does not have to be epic.

When I am prepared I have a much better chance at success and maintaining my best health.

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