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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Low Carb Cheesecake options
- Classic Cheesecake
- Strawberry Cheesecake Cups
- Raspberry Cheesecake Tart
- Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake
- Lime Cheesecake Cups
- Raspberry Cheesecake Coconut Bars
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins
Low Carb Chocolate Cheesecake Cups
- Set aside the crumble.
- In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter together in the microwave in 30 second increments.
- 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.
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To calculate Net Carb count with sugar alcohols, we simply subtract grams of sugar alcohols (including glycerin), as well as fiber, from total grams of carbs.
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.
- The Diet That Changed My Life
- My 80 – 20 Rule
- Re-Thinking Healthy Food
- Life with a Keto Mom
- My Favorite Low Carb & Keto Resources