Keto Mug Cheesecake

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    7 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    17 min

Keto Mug Cheesecake

6 ratings

Is everyone in your household eating fun holiday goods but leaving you out because of your low carb diet? That is where this Keto Mug Cheesecake comes in. You will love this low carb dessert because of how quickly it comes together. You do not need to use a hand mixer for this, but it does help result in a creamier cheesecake. If you want to take a shortcut, you can use a whisk to remove any lumps in the cheesecake batter. Starting with room temperature cream cheese or cheese that has been softened in the microwave will help tremendously when mixing this batter by hand.

Why do I need to use lower power on the microwave to cook this?

Microwave heat tends to be very direct. To mitigate this, use your microwave on a lower setting. A gentler microwave setting will result in a creamy and light cheesecake versus a cheesecake that has been boiled in the microwave!

What can I place on top of the cheesecakes?

Feel free to top this cheesecake with sugar-free chocolate chips, fresh berries, or a fresh berry coulis. Sugar-free caramel or chocolate syrup would also be delicious.

Do I have to remove the cheesecake from the mug?

No, in all practicality, you can cool the cheesecake in the ramekin and eat it directly from that. You can invert the cheesecake if you want to make it fancier. If you do not plan on inverting the cheesecake, you do not need to use the nonstick cooking spray before pouring the batter into the ramekins.

Serving suggestion

Serve this individual Keto cheesecake with Keto Butter Coffee

  • Net Carbs

    4.5 g

  • Fiber

    0 g

  • Total Carbs

    18 g

  • Protein

    7.5 g

  • Fats

    27.1 g

302 cals

Keto Mug Cheesecake

#1 Low Carb & Keto Diet App Since 2010

Track macros, calories, and access top Keto recipes.

Download on the App Store
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  • Cream Cheese

    Cream Cheese

    5 ounce

  • Raw Egg

    Raw Egg

    1 large

  • The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    The Ultimate Icing Sugar Replacement by Swerve

    3 tablespoon

  • Vanilla Extract

    Vanilla Extract

    1 teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 5

17 min

  • Step 1

    Start with completely room temperature cream cheese. If you are using cold cream cheese, weigh out the amount needed and soften the cheese in the microwave for 20 seconds.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add the egg, Swerve, a pinch of kosher salt (or pink Himalayan salt), and the vanilla extract.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Mix well with a whisk (or use a hand mixer if you want to get the batter super smooth).
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Spray two 4 oz ramekins with nonstick spray if you are planning on inverting the cheesecakes later on. If not, skip this step. Pour the batter into each of the two ramekins evenly.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Place one ramekin into the microwave at a time. Set the microwave for 3 ½ minutes, then lower the high power to a setting of 2. Check to make sure the cheesecake is set, adding another 30 seconds on a setting of 2 if needed. Repeat with the other cheesecake. Allow cooling at room temperature for several minutes to help the cheesecakes continue to cook. Place them in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour. Serve cold! Top with any toppings that you would like.
    Step 5

Comments 8

  • Dahlia76

    Dahlia76 6 months ago

    I hate microwaves. How long do I cook in the oven?

    • sabrinasuperstar77

      sabrinasuperstar77 a year ago

      Silly question maybe, but does this actually make 2 servings? So 1 would be the macros listed here and if you are both you would count 2 of these?

      • Starlightwalk

        Starlightwalk a year ago

        The recipe says the serving weight is 2.5 ounces, so I presume that would be the measurement? I have not made it yet, but intend to when I have a sweet craving.

    • Andree

      Andree a year ago

      Delicious, I eat as breakfast

      • thebehlingse225

        thebehlingse225 a year ago

        My go to dessert. Quick, easy, and yummy!

        • Janet

          Janet 3 years ago

          Easy, delicious and keto friendly!

          • AmazingKale898023

            AmazingKale898023 3 years ago

            I think the setting for 3.5 minutes is to high. After 2 minutes it was fried to a crisp. Disappointing, put the other one in the oven hope it fairs better.

            • Mactink

              Mactink 3 years ago

              Was it too overcooked even after you lowered the power to 2?