Keto Cheesecake No-Bake Recipe

Is baking cheesecake the best we can do or there is room for more? Let’s dive into no-bake cheesecakes and find it out!

Strawberry cheesecake recipe - SunCakeMomAlthough cheesecakes has been made throughout history since humans were able to make cheese, those things were worlds apart from today’s cheesecake.

How old are cheesecakes?

For one, cream cheese as we know it today wasn’t invented until the end of the 19th century. It’s not like making cream cheese at home is not possible without the might of industrialized cheese production. It only requires some sort of acid to be added to the milk and -in the absence of fridges- salt for preservation.

The end results were less than desirable for a sweet treat so probably this is the reason thousand years old cheesecake recipes weren’t made into the modern era. The difficulty of making enough similar quality cream cheese also considerably hindered the conquest of cheesecake until in the pursuit of making Neufchâtel cheese, a New York dairyman couldn’t come up with the idea of adding cream to the cheese making process thus creating Philadelphia. The rest, as they say, is history.

What are cheesecakes?

The other thing is that modern cheesecakes technically aren’t cakes at all, but what they exactly are, is not yet decided. Although cheesecakes sit on the edge of being a torte and custard pie neither group can claim clear victory over the other.

Cheesecakes are filled with eggs and rely on their leavening properties during baking, just like tortes do, yet their structures with the crust and absence of flour clearly make them custard pies for some. If this mess wouldn’t be enough, there are the flans and tarts that could similarly claim cheesecake as their own.

Of course, it doesn’t help much that cheesecakes aren’t even defined and can be all sort of things as long as there is cream cheese used in their making. We can bake them or just leave them in the fridge to settle and at the end both will be cheesecakes.

How many are cheesecakes out there?

If things wouldn’t be complicated enough, baked cheesecakes come in various style too. Some, like the New York style cheesecake, have sour cream while others, like the Italian style, contain a bit of ricotta cheese.

Lucky for us, the no-bake variety of cheesecakes aren’t so wicked that we couldn’t keep up with their ever-evolving form.

What are no-bake cheesecakes?

Originally no-bake cheesecakes are made with some sort of crackers crushed and pressed onto the bottom of a pan. Then the beaten-up cream cheese with sweetener is poured onto the crust and after a 6 – 8 hours long cooling session in the fridge, the no-bake cheesecake is ready to be served.

Optionally, we can create some fancy topping from fresh seasonal fruits and their reduction but if we just go for some jam or syrup from the shelves, no one will bat an eye either.

The best thing is that although the original no-bake cheesecake isn’t the hallmark of healthy eating with a slight modification, we can turn it into low carb, protein filled healthy desserts.

Are no-bake cheesecakes healthy?

Substituting the crust with crushed nuts like almond, walnut, hazelnut, or the mixture of our personal favorites will quickly transform the cheesecake to a level above its class. Using our favorite sweetener instead of sugar will make the cake suitable for most diets that aren’t frowning on animal produce or dairy.

Topping the slices up with the reduction of our favorite fruits -be those low carb or not- isn’t essential, but it will make all the difference between a tasty cheesecake and heavenly one.Strawberry cheesecake recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 4 oz / 100g Nuts of choice (ground)
  • 7 tablespoon / 100g Butter (room temperature)
  • 21 oz / 600g Cream cheese
  • Sweetener of choice to taste

Topping

  • 9 oz / 250g Strawberry or fruits of choice
  • 3 tablespoons Water

Kitchen utensils

  • Ø6½” / Ø16.5cm Baking tray

How to make No-bake Keto cheesecake

  1. Measure the selected nuts and butter into the food processor. We can use nut flour like Almond flour too.Nuts-ground-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  2. Ground the nuts and the butter together.Nuts-ground-gp-2-SunCakeMom
  3. Cream the cheese and sweetener of choice with an electric beater.
  4. Spread crust mixture into the cake tin until it’s evenly flat. Press it down as much as possible.Nuts-ground-gp-3-SunCakeMom
  5. Spread the cream cheese evenly on top of the crust. Put it into the fridge for 4 – 6 hours to set.Cheesecake recipe - SunCakeMom

Topping

  1. Rinse, clean then cut the strawberries up.Strawberry tart recipe - SunCakeMom
  2. On high heat bring water to boil then add the the chopped up strawberries. (To speed up the process we can puree them but many of us like the strawberry bits on top)Strawberry jam - SunCakeMom
  3. Put the lid on and cook until the strawberries start to collapse while stirring every now and then for about 10 minutes.Strawberry jam - SunCakeMom
  4. Reduce the heat to medium to low, remove the lid halfway so the steam can escape and reduce the volume of the jam to desired thickness for about 40 minutes. (Gelatin or agar agar can also be used to speed up the process and thicken the jam.)Strawberry jam - SunCakeMom

Assembly

  1. When the strawberry jam completely cooled down, spread it on top of the cheesecake and put the whole thing back in the fridge. We can also keep it in a jar and pour over the cheesecake when served so we can have different flavors each time a cheesecake comes to our mind.Strawberry jam - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Strawberry cheesecake recipe - SunCakeMom

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Keto Cheesecake No-Bake Recipe

Is baking cheesecake the best we can do or there is room for more? Let's dive into no-bake cheesecakes and find it out!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Cooling time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 217kcal
Author SunCakeMom

Equipment

  • Ø6½" / Ø16.5cm Baking tray

Ingredients

Cake
  • 4 oz Nuts of choice ground
  • 7 tablespoon Butter room temperature
  • 21 oz Cream cheese
  • Sweetener of choice to taste
Topping
  • 9 oz Strawberry or fruits of choice
  • 3 tablespoons Water

Instructions

  • Cake
  • Measure the selected nuts and butter into the food processor. We can use nut flour like Almond flour too.
    Nuts-ground-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  • Grind the nuts and the butter together.
    Nuts-ground-gp-2-SunCakeMom
  • Cream the cheese and sweetener of choice with an electric beater.
    Cream-cheese-gp-1-SunCakeMom
  • Spread crust mixture into the cake tin until it’s evenly flat. Press it down as much as possible.
    Nuts-ground-gp-3-SunCakeMom
  • Spread the cream cheese evenly on top of the crust. Put it into the fridge for 4 - 6 hours to set.
    Cheesecake recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Topping
  • Rinse, clean then cut the strawberries up.
    Strawberry tart recipe - SunCakeMom
  • On high heat bring water to boil then add the the chopped up strawberries. (To speed up the process we can puree them but many of us like the strawberry bits on top)
    Strawberry jam - SunCakeMom
  • Put the lid on and cook until the strawberries start to collapse while stirring every now and then for about 10 minutes.
    Strawberry jam - SunCakeMom
  • Reduce the heat to medium to low, remove the lid halfway so the steam can escape and reduce the volume of the jam to desired thickness for about 40 minutes. (Gelatin or agar agar can also be used to speed up the process and thicken the jam.)
    Strawberry jam - SunCakeMom
  • Assembly
  • When the strawberry jam completely cooled down, spread it on top of the cheesecake and put the whole thing back in the fridge. We can also keep it in a jar and pour over the cheesecake when served so we can have different flavors each time a cheesecake comes to our mind.
    Strawberry jam - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 217kcal (11%) | Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 21g (32%) | Saturated Fat: 11g (69%) | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg (18%) | Sodium: 164mg (7%) | Potassium: 127mg (4%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 2g (2%) | Vitamin A: 655IU (13%) | Vitamin C: 9mg (11%) | Calcium: 59mg (6%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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