Carnivore Friendly Lemon Cheesecake

slice of carnivore cheesecake on blue plate

This Carnivore Lemon Cheesecake is sweetener optional!  People doing a carnivore challenge and having a special occasion will find this cheesecake to have enough natural sweetness just as it is.  If you are doing Keto you can always add a couple tbsp natural monkfruit. A rich and delicious treat!

 

Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake slice garnished with Strawberry slice

Can You have Dessert on Carnivore?

Generally speaking, no.  People who are doing the carnivore diet do not eat dessert or sweeteners. They find a simple meat, salt and water diet to be completely satisfying.

But there are many people out there who are doing Relaxed Carnivore or they are participating in a Carnivore Challenge and find themselves in a situation where a special occasion calls for a dessert.

Read about the different types of Carnivore diet here

This recipe will address that need and it is so close to being Carnivore, even more so if you don’t add any sweetener.  I know that sounds crazy, but honestly, after weeks of eating only meat this cheesecake is going to taste damn sweet without any sweetener at all!

This recipe is based on an orange cheesecake that I found online from Zero Carb Health and I was intrigued by the slow cooker method so I had to try it.  I’ve changed it a bit but wanted to be sure to give them credit for the idea. Be sure to check them out for some good info on doing Carnivore.

whole carnivore cheesecake displayed on fancy platter

Making a Carnivore Cheesecake

For this recipe you will need the following:

side view of carnivore cheesecake slice

Tips and Tricks for making this Lemon Cheesecake 

  • The Cheesecake batter ingredients all need to be at room temperature
  • Put all the cheesecake batter items on the counter and set the timer for 2 hours before starting.
  • The cheesecake needs to be made the day before you plan to serve it.
  • Slice cheesecake with a knife run under hot water to get a nice clean cut.  Clean knife between each slice.

Read this article for more information about Keto Sweeteners and which ones to choose for different baking needs.

Printable Recipe card for Carnivore Friendly Lemon Cheesecake

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Carnivore Friendly Lemon Cheesecake

slice of carnivore cheesecake on blue plate

You can eat this cheesecake when doing Carnivore! It is sweetener optional. Make it as is and then serve with various topping options that guests can put on while you stay on your Carnivore diet plan!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Cheesecake

Topping

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • fresh lemon zest (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line your springform pan with plastic wrap
  2. Prepare batter by placing all ingredients in a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, mix until smooth
  3. Pour batter in the springform pan
  4. Place a trivet (I used my InstantPot one!) in the bottom of the crockpot. Or use canning jar rings or rolled up tin foil, you want to elevate the pan above the water.
  5. Pour 1 cup water in bottom of crockpot
  6. Place pan on top of trivet. Cover the top of crockpot with paper towels to prevent water dripping onto your cheesecake, then place lid over that.
  7. Cook on high for 2 hours, then turn off crockpot and let sit for 1 hour.
  8. Remove the cheesecake, keep it in the pan but cover in foil or plastic wrap and place in fridge overnight.
  9. The next day, release the cheesecake from the pan onto a serving platter.
  10. Whip the heavy cream with vanilla and smooth over top of the cheesecake.
  11. Sprinkle with a little lemon zest (optional)

Notes

  • The Cheesecake batter ingredients all need to be at room temperature
  • Put all the cheesecake batter items on the counter and set the timer for 2 hours before starting.
  • The cheesecake needs to be made the day before you plan to serve it.
  • Slice cheesecake with a knife run under hot water to get a nice clean cut.  Clean knife between each slice.

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