How to Make Low Carb Cheese Cake
When finished baking, the cheese cake should be _________ and 155 degrees at its center.
Shockingly cheesecake is often blacklisted from popular diets. However, if you get your hands on a low carb cheesecake recipe, you can still enjoy this mouth-watering dessert in public rather than sneak a slice and hope the diets police don’t catch you. Here’s how you can have your cheesecake and eat it, too.I didn’t say this recipe was going to be low-fat.Your first step is to get the oven heated to 375 degrees. A good tip for baking in general is to use a brick, pizza stone, or unglazed ceramic tile on the lower rack of the oven. This helps hold the heat in the oven for more consistent baking.Start with the crust by mixing all the ingredients and placing them in the bottom of a spring form pan. Bake for ten minutes until it turns a light brown.Now, turn the temperature up to 400 degrees for non-water bath baking or down to 350 degrees if you are using a water bath. Use a mixer to beat the cream cheese until it is fluffy, then add all the other ingredients. Be sure to scrape the bowl and beaters in order to get all the ingredients mixed well. Scrape and beat a minute longer and then pour over the crust.Some bakers prefer to use a water bath for cheesecakes, custards, and pudding because they believe it helps minimize any cracking while baking. Others like the non-water bath method because they believe it gives them better results in a shorter time. I’m definitely with the the-sooner-you-can-get-the-cheesecake-in-my-belly-the-better camp.For the non-water bath method, place the pan on a cookie sheet and into the 400-degree oven. Once in, turn the oven down to 200 degrees and bake for 60 to 90 minutes, and after one hour, check regularly. It should be firm and reach 155 degrees at its center before removing.Let the cheesecake chill and then serve with fresh fruit or sugar-free strawberry topping. This recipe makes about sixteen servings. With just two grams of carbs, one gram of fiber, six grams of protein and only 221 calories per serving, this is a truly sinless, but oh so tasty, cheesecake.I'm Jonathon Stewart, with About.com.