8/2/19

Sugar Free Lower Carb Birthday Cake Cheesecake


Originally posted  similar in 2016




Of course no one else has to make it sugar free if they don't want to.
Use regular sugar, a regular cake mix and put a regular graham cracker or sugar cookie crust on this baby and you've got it made.

Amounts don't specifically matter!  I'm putting down the approximate amounts but if you use a little more, a little less; it won't matter.  Taste test if you want.


Sugar Free Lower Carb Birthday Cake Cheesecake

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, soft
2/3 c natural sweetener of choice (I mix 2 kinds for best flavor)
1/4 t Lorann Princess Cake flavoring (link below post)
1/2 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 c heavy cream
3/4 c dry cake mix from the package (I use sugar free)
1/2 c half and half or milk

sprinkles (these have sugar in them but you don't have to use many if you don't want to or you could make sugar free out of food color and unsweetened coconut flakes)
Crust if you wish to use one or make one - you can always make cheesecakes without them.




Simple Basic Low Carb Crust:

1 1/2 c almond flour
1/3 c natural sweetener, confectioner's style (like So Nourished, Just Like Sugar, etc.)
1/4 t salt
4 T butter, melted

Mix or blend the almond flour, sweetener and salt in a small bowl.  Add the melted butter, stir until it starts to come together, place in your pie pan or a small 8 or 9 inch pan (for pie or bars).  Press evenly all across the bottom of a springform pan. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl beat the cream cheese with the sweetener and the princess flavoring and vanilla until smooth.  Scrape down the bowl.  Add a bit of the whipping cream and start the mixer on low (trying to cut down on splatters).  Keep pouring in the rest of the cream and half and half.  Then increase the speed to a medium/high like you usually use to whip.  Within about 1 minute it should be whipped to stiff peaks.  Add the cake mix and mix on low just until blended. I just dumped some in - going to guess it was about 3/4 cup-ish.  One cake mix can make about 3 of these cheesecakes. Save the rest of the dry mix for another time.  

At this point mine got really thick so I used about 1/3 c half and half to thin it out just a little bit.  Use your half and half or milk for this purpose if it's super thick, to get it to a nice thick batter more like stiff peak whipped cream.  Mix in some sprinkles if you wish at this point to make it rainbow sprinkled all the way through or you can leave it white and put the sprinkles only on top.  Up to you!

Scoop into the springform pan over your crust if using.  Smooth the top.  Top with sprinkles of your choice - as heavy or light as you like.  Now chill for at least 6 hours or freeze for about 2 hours and then move to the refrigerator until serving time.  If you can make this 1 day a ahead that is best!  It will set up beautifully and the taste really has a chance to mix through the entire cheesecake. 





Whipped cream and cream cheese before adding the cake mix.


Scoopable... not a real thick batter but not thin or pourable either.  "Scoopable" and "spreadable" is about right.


Here comes the pretties!


Scoop into the springform pan (I didn't spray mine and it came out perfectly after freezing/chilling).


Ready to add the rest of the pretties on top and then chill.


I wanted it to be set up in time for dinner in a few hours so I put it in the freezer for about 2 hours.  It went into the refrigerator after that.  Set up beautifully.


This is actually the snapchat I sent my family - that's why you see text on the photo.







You might also be interested in these related products available through Amazon;



This is the LorAnn Princess Cake flavor I mentioned above;  I order mine from Amazon.  It's an emulsion, not a watery liquid so you use a little less (I only use about 1/4 teaspoon instead of the normal 1 t I'd use of any other flavoring).  It's a mixture of almond, vanilla and lemon I think.  It's just so good and tastes to me like what white 'bakery' cakes taste like.


Lorann Oils Bakery Emulsions Natural and Artificial Flavor, 4-Ounce, Princess Cake and Cookie

 
I have various kinds of natural sweetener on hand and love to mix two or three together for best flavor.



3 different styles affordable Springform Pans available through Amazon;

Wilton Excelle Elite 6 x 2-3/4  Inch Springform Pan
Nordic Ware Leakproof Springform Pan, 10 Cup, 9 Inch
Norpro Nonstick 3 Piece Springform Cake Cheesecake Tart Quiche Pan Set New 3903

     

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