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PostSubject: Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache   Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:23 pm

LOW CARB BAKED CHEESECAKE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE


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PREP TIME
15 mins
COOK TIME
30 mins
TOTAL TIME
45 mins

An easy to make low carb baked cheesecake. Make this a day ahead and just cut into slices when you are ready to serve.
Author: Libby
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Low Carb; LCHF; Grain free; Wheat free; Sugar free
Serves: 12
INGREDIENTS
Base
3 tbs granulated stevia (or sweetener of choice) to taste
110g / cup / 1 stick (approx) butter softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
100g / 3.5 oz / 1 cup almond meal/flour
56g/ 2 oz / cup coconut flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Cheesecake filling
400g / 14 oz / 1 cup cream cheese full fat (not spreadable or low fat)
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
2-4 tbs granulated sweetener, or to taste (optional)
Chocolate Ganache
250ml 1 cup double/heavy cream
300g / 10 oz dark 85% chocolate

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INSTRUCTIONS
Base
Prepare a large pie/flan/quiche dish by rubbing butter on the bottom and sides, then lining the base with baking paper.
Mix the stevia, softened butter and vanilla until smooth.
Add the egg, almonds, coconut flour, salt and cinnamon and mix until it is the consistency of smooth peanut butter.
Smooth the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Bake at 180C / 350 F for 10 minutes until just starting to go golden.
Cheesecake Filling.
While the base is cooking, place the cream cheese, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon into a bowl and blend until smooth and lump free.
Pour onto the baked base, then return to the oven and bake at 180C/350F for another 20 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before refrigerating.
Chocolate Ganache
Place the cream into a saucepan and gently heat until hot but NOT boiling.
Add the chocolate (broken into pieces) and mix. The warm cream will be hot enough to melt the chocolate. Continue to stir until thick and glossy.
Pour over the cold cheesecake and refrigerate until the ganache is set.
NOTES
TOP TIP :: The majority of the carbs come from the chocolate ganache. To reduce the carbs, you can use less ganache (this recipe makes a LOT) and/or use higher cacao chocolate. My calculations were using 85% cacao chocolate.
NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving size: 1 slice, serves 12 Calories: 479 Fat: 39g Carbohydrates: 15.3g Sugar: 5.3g Fibre: 6.3g Protein: 9.5g
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