Delicious low carb cherry cheesecake with a chocolate crust and rich chocolate ganache. Perfectly sized for individual portions!
Why is that things in miniature are just more appealing sometimes? It holds for babies and puppies and kittens, and it also holds true for desserts. Not that a huge towering cake with all the trimmings isn’t a beautiful sight. But there is something so appealing about individual-sized desserts. It lets you know it’s all for you, that there’s no need to share. It cries out to be held in the palm of your hand, cradled, and no fork necessary. There is nothing standing in the way of you and your little dessert, you can just pick it up and bite right in. And it’s nice that there’s built-in portion control…if you can eat just one.
For the Swerve February Newsletter which came out on Valentine’s Day, I wanted to create a little hand-held, mini-sized dessert that you could enjoy with your loved ones. I wanted the flavours to be rich and satisfying. Chocolate had to be a part of it, of course. What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? And my mind kept drifting to cherries and the wonderful pink hue they give desserts. But cherries aren’t exactly low carb and you have to use quite a lot of cherries and cherry juice to get the colour and flavour to shine through. So I decided to use some cherry extract and a tiny touch of red food colouring to achieve what I wanted without the added carbs. Knowing now how I can use beets for red desserts, I would choose a tablespoon or so of beet juice next time for the colour.
Makes 12 cheesecakes. Each cake has 5 g of carbs and 1 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 4 g.
203 Calories; 20g Fat (84.6% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 64mg Cholesterol; 135mg Sodium.
Swerve also has a Buy One, Get One Free offer until the end of February, so you can share it with your sweetie. Or keep it all to yourself to make delicious low carb Mini Cherry Chocolate Cheesecakes, which you can then share with your sweetie. Or keep all to yourself. It’s up to you. I won’t judge.
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