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Classic Keto Vanilla Cheesecake with Almond Crust

Who doesn’t love cheesecakes? This beloved recipe around the world is well known in the American cuisine, however, it’s origin actually dates back to the ancient greek times. 

Nowadays, we are all about quick and easy recipes, that’s what we love making, too. This keto-friendly cheesecake is our very classic version. Using almond flour for the crust is our number 1 choice to achieve a great texture.

However, if you prefer to use something else, try ground pecans, sunflower seeds or coconut flakes instead. Needless to say, a crustless cheesecake is totally doable, in this case, make sure to use waxed paper to line the mold and prevent it from sticking. 

keto cheese cake almond crust

Although this is a keto cheesecake version, it tastes authentic, creamy and delicious. We bet you won’t be able to tell the difference! 

As mentioned before, you can opt for a crustless version, however, using almond flour will give the crust a buttery and crumbly texture. A major element for the success of this recipe, is giving it an adequate time to completely cool down.

Since it is a sugar free recipe, any sudden temperature change could lead to cracking. If you did have cracks, just add some toppings to hide it and it’ll be just fine. Alternatively, you can bake the cheesecake in water bath and be on the safe side. 

Also, note that cheesecakes are usually a bit jiggly, give it some time, first on the counter and then in the fridge and it will perfectly set. 

sugar free cheesecake almond crust

How to

Prepare the ingredients and preheat the oven to 180 °C (350F). 

ingredients cheesecake almond crust

Start with the crust, stir well the melted butter, almond flour, keto sweetener and vanilla. 

prepare crust for almond cheesecake

Use your hands to distribute the mixture in the baking mold, then bake for about 10 minutes. 

cheesecake almond crust in mold

Moving to the filling, blend the cream cheese, eggs, sweetener, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla essence. 

filling cheesecake almond crust

Pour the mixture to the mold and slightly blow on it, then flatten with spatula. 

pour filling to almond cheesecake

Bake for 40 minutes, covered with aluminium foil. Let cool for at least 6 hours, unmold, slice and enjoy!

serve cheesecake almond crust

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Keto Vanilla Cheesecake with Almond Crust

An unbelievably creamy cheesecake recipe you will never regret trying. It is sugar-free, keto-friendly, low in carbs and filled with all the traditional and authentic flavors.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Passive time6 hours
Total Time7 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: cheesecake almond crust, keto cheesecake
Servings: 16
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Rayane Chehab, MS, RDN


For the crust

For the filling

To decorate (optional)

  • 2 tbsp whipped cream
  • 1 Mint leaves
  • 3 Lemon Slices


For the crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C or 350F and prepare the mold for the cheesecake. Cover the mold with butter and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix the melted butter with almond flour, sweetener and vanilla. Stir very well with a spoon until you get a mixture similar to cookie crumbs.
  • Distribute the mixture evenly in the container and flatten with your hands, you can also use a flat-bottomed potato chopper.
  • Bake for about ten minutes and remove from the oven. Meanwhile, prepare the cheesecake filling.

For the filling:

  • In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, eggs, sweetener, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla essence. Beat until well blended.
  • Empty the mixture into the crust, give it a small blow so that the air comes out and flatten with a spatula. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes covered with aluminum foil.
  • Cool for at least 6 hours. Unmold, slice and enjoy.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Vanilla Cheesecake with Almond Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 910IU18%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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