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Because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I love me an excuse to eat dessert, I wanted to try one that fits in with the diet my husband and I have been on for a few months: the Keto diet. Yes, it’s super trendy, and yes, everyone and their sister is trying it… but the truth is, we like eating this way, and we both feel so much better after giving it a shot for a few weeks prior to the holidays. Speaking of holidays… any holiday pretty much comes with a dessert of some kind, so to keep us away from any tempting sugary treats, I tried a keto cheesecake, and it’s officially a hit!

I won’t make you wait until the end of the post for the recipe, and truthfully, I didn’t take photos of the process because I was about 95% sure this wasn’t going to work out on the first try, but lo and behold…

I made up this recipe from a few I had seen online, and I was going to add in sour cream, which seems to be in a lot of keto cheesecakes, but I forgot to! Just keeping it real with you guys, here. A food blogger I am not!

Here’s the recipe:

Keto Vanilla Cheesecake
Serves 12
An easy to make Keto cheesecake with no fancy ingredients!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
  1. 1 cup of almond flour
  2. 4 tbsb of Swerve (confectioners)
  3. 5 tbsp of unsalted, melted butter
  1. 2 250g packages of cream cheese at room temperature
  2. 1 cup of Swerve (confectioners)
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with silicone cups (or lightly grease pan).
For crust
  1. Mix almond flour, Swerve and butter together until a crumbly mixture is formed. Press the dough into the bottom of the cupcake liners.
For filling
  1. Beat cream cheese and Swerve until fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed.
  2. Pour filling into cupcake liners and smooth our the tops.
  3. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the tops are a light golden brown and center is almost set.
  4. Let cool for 2 hours and put in fridge. Top with your favourite berries, or eat as is - they're pretty delicious!
  1. If you have any of the crust mix left, roll it into small balls and keep in the fridge. They make a great keto-friendly snack!
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The whole thing has already been devoured, so I’ll be sure to make some more in a couple of weeks, and maybe I’ll keep this book out until then because reading love letters definitely gets anyone in a Valentine’s mood, and the guys in this book are some hopeless romantics!

I think the fresh flowers from a local shop, The Local Bloom, definitely spruce things up, as well. But don’t worry… the flowers on the cheesecake aren’t real!

As an option, you could use some sugar-free strawberry jam as a topping, and it’s still Keto-friendly.

I hope this recipe inspires you to make a little sugar-free dessert! This is also a great option for diabetics and also happens to be gluten-free, so it appeals to lots of people!

Let me know if you try it, ok?

And now to get you even further into the Valentine’s Day mood, there are 29 more Love Day projects and recipes for you to check out from some really talented Canadian friends of mine! 

Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life

Valentine’s Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog

Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush

DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine’s Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life

DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos

Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy

‘I’m Stuck On You Valentine’ Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog

DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle

Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style

Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos

Valentine’s Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer

How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine’s by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog

Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine’s Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design

GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living

Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of The DIY Dreamer

Simple Valentine’s Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful

Valentine’s Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen

Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party

Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories

Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest

Valentine’s Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators

Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile

Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness

How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit

Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House

DIY Valentine’s Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box

Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home

Valentine’s Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine

Chocolate Cherries Baileys Cookies by Emily of daydreaming of elsewhere



  1. Reply

    Christine Cook

    February 1, 2018

    I sooooo need to try that cheesecake!! Love that it’s mini! So cute! Pinned!

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    February 1, 2018

    These looks so delicious and I love mini desserts!

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    February 1, 2018

    I’m right now working (eek!) otherwise I’d be in the kitchen making this!!! (And your pictures are GORGEOUS btw!)

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    February 1, 2018

    Oops! Not sure if my last comment made it through but this (and your pics!!) are AMAZING!!!!

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    February 1, 2018

    What a pretty and delicious dessert Thalita!

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    February 1, 2018

    Those look INCREDIBLE!!! (And your pics and styling are absolutely gorgeous!!!)

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    Heather Lynne

    February 1, 2018

    These sound delicious & they look so pretty on your dishes! I love this!

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    February 1, 2018

    Sounds amazing! I’ll be starting Keto again this Saturday and will still be Keto for Vday so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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    Emily Radkie

    February 1, 2018

    My husband and I did keto last year and mini cheesecakes were SUCH a hit in our home! I’m totally pinning this for if we ever jump on that diet again!

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    February 1, 2018

    I have no idea what keto is but I want the cheesecakes :P Beautiful! Also that recipe plugin looks stunning!

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    Shannon | AKA Design

    February 2, 2018

    I’m not totally grasping the whole Keto thing either, but your cheesecake sure looks yummy! :)

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    February 3, 2018

    Your table is so beautiful I feel that I could eat everything on there!

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    Laurie @ Vinyet Etc

    February 4, 2018

    Yummers pinning!

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    Jessica Vanderveen

    February 5, 2018

    My husband is celiac and I’m always finding it difficult to find good recipes. I’m going to have to add this one to my list, because it looks delicious!

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    February 6, 2018

    I seriously had to look over the ingredient list twice because I couldn’t believe how few ingredients you actually need to make this!!!! That’s amazing and they look beautiful!

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    February 6, 2018

    Oh my goodness, your pics are so lovely. And we are BIG cheesecake fans in my family (especially my hubby) so thank you so much for the delicious recipe!

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    February 7, 2018

    These look so good! Love your photos, so, so pretty.

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    Colleen Pastoor

    February 11, 2018

    Delicious little cheesecakes! Amazing pictures :)

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