Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Jars

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Easy chocolate cheesecake jars topped with silky smooth dark chocolate ganache — that's every chocoholic's dream!

I made these single-serve cheesecake jars a few times for parties and summer BBQs and they were a hit even amongst my non keto friends. Best of all, they are really easy to put together with just a few ingredients.

These healthy cheesecake jars are crustless and no-bake just like my low-carb Strawberry Cheesecake Jars. If you want to add a simple low-carb crust, check out our Lemon Cheesecake Jars or Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Jars.

If you are short on time you can skip the refrigeration but it's better if you can chill them for a couple of hours before topping with the ganache and serving. Once chilled, the cheesecake will firm up and become rich yet airy. Enjoy!

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs5.3 grams
Protein5.6 grams
Fat49.1 grams
Calories485 kcal

Calories from carbs 4%, protein 5%, fat 91%

Total carbs7.3 gramsFiber2.1 gramsSugars3.7 gramsSaturated fat32 gramsSodium33 mg(1% RDA)Magnesium45 mg(11% RDA)Potassium168 mg(8% EMR)

Ingredients (6 servings)

Chocolate cheesecake:
Ganache:
  • 1/3 cup hot heavy whipping cream (80 ml/ 2.7 fl oz)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (14 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1/3 cup 85-90% dark chocolate chips (60 g/ 2.1 oz)

Instructions

  1. To make the cheesecake layer, place the mascarpone, crème fraîche and cream into a bowl. Add the powdered sweetener, cacao powder, vanilla extract, coffee extract and cinnamon. Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Jars
  2. Use an electric mixer or hand whisk to process until smooth and creamy. Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Jars
  3. Divide the whipped cheesecake layer between 6 small (4-oz/ 120 ml) jars. Refrigerate for for 1-2 hours. If you are short on time, you can skip the refrigeration. Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Jars
  4. To prepare the ganache, heat up the cream until hot. Add the butter. Add the chocolate chips and leave to soften for about 5 minutes before stirring until smooth and glossy. Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Jars
  5. Top with the chocolate ganache. Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Jars
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Jars Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days. Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Jars

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Mascarpone cheese
0.7 g2.3 g14.1 g140 kcal
Crème fraîche
0.6 g0.6 g6.6 g63 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
1 g0.8 g15.2 g146 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.4 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
0.7 g0.7 g0.5 g8 kcal
Vanilla extract, sugar-free, alcohol-based
0 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Natural extract, sugar-free (peppermint, almond, orange, lemon, coconut, etc)
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.3 g0.3 g5.1 g49 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0 g1.9 g17 kcal
Extra dark chocolate, 90% cocoa (cacao)
1.3 g1 g5.7 g57 kcal
Total per serving
5.3 g5.6 g49.1 g485 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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This was absolutely delicious!

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Thank you Lacey, I'm glad you enjoyed!

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This is by far my favorite keto dessert.  I have this in the fridge at almost all times.  The mousse part by itself is ok, and the ganache by itself is ok.  Put them together, and WOWZERS!   It is so delicious and so creamy.  The dark chocolate ganache really compliments the lighter chocolate mousse.  This is a fabulous keto dessert.

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Thank you Kay!

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Dear Martina
Thank you for sharing these amazing recipes with the macros.
Can’t wait to try them.

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Thank you for your kind words!

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I am just discovering KETO, a different way to eat!   I have been losing weight without trying, but I just want better meals!      THANK YOU so much for the different recipes, I am really going to try some of them!!!

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Thank you for your kind words!

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Oh my goodness!!!  I saw these on your Instagram and had to make them tonight.  What a great treat ... creamy and just the right amount of sweet.  This is definitely staying in my collection for when we need a good sweet keto treat!  And I could even share with non-keto friends without them noticing!  I will be checking out more if your recipes for sure!

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Thank you Linda, I'm glad you enjoyed!

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Hi!
I’ve made these 3 times and they taste amazing!
But I need some help with the recipe! I saw the video on instagram and then found the recipe here. Your cheesecake turns out so smooth and creamy!  However, every time I make it, mine thickens up so fast, I have trouble transferring to the small jars.
I’ve made sure I’m using the right amount of ingredients, tried both cream cheese and marscapone cheese, also tried adding the whipping cream slowly and last (thinking maybe I was over-beating the mixture).
Any ideas!  I’d love advice!
Thanks!

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Hi Liz, thank you for your kind words! It may be the cream - maybe you are using a higher fat cream? In the UK we have "whipping" that is about 38% fat (what I used) and double that is 45%+ fat. If it's too thick, it may be over-beaten (easier with the higher fat cream). I hope this helps!

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I made this last night and they were delicious. I don’t normally make desserts as, having weaned myself off sugar some years ago, I don’t want to develop a taste for it again....but these were a lovely treat! Thank you.

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Thank you Diane!

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The minute I saw these I knew I had to make them. They are so delicious! Thank you for this awesome recipe

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Thank you Jean!

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On my word!! Anytime I see your name on a recipe, I know it will be out of this world. This cheesecake is no exception!! Thank you for giving me exactly what I need to continue my Keto journey. Love the rich chocolate flavor and creaminess. You’re phenomenal in the kitchen😊

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Thank you so much Annie!

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Ooooh, they look so0O0o YUMMY!
  I'm making this today fer sure!
Thank you very much✌

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Thank you Rebecca!

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Oh boy! This is the perfect dessert for me! Thank you soooooo much!

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Thank you Karen, I hope you enjoy!

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This looks absolutely delicious! I’m going to try it out tomorrow!❤️ I can’t wait.😊

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Thank you Melly!

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I just made this. Yummy!!! Super easy! Fortunately for me, I had all the ingredients on hand. I don't have the jars, so I used ramekins and plastic wrap. As soon as I closed the fridge door, one of them tipped over and broke. Down one... SO SAD!
I then decided to taste test. They aren't cold yet. I know the chocolate will taste better cold. The cheesecake part set up before I even got them in the fridge. NICE!
Personal taste, I might try adding more cacao & coffee powder next time. I like mine a little more intense. But this is definitely going to be a FAVORITE and a GO TO. Just keep on hand the marscapone cheese and whipping cream and it's something that can be whipped up in minutes.
Thank you so much Martina for this recipe and all you do to educate us and help us on our Keto journey!

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Thank you so much Nana, I'm so happy you enjoyed!

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