This cheesecake is, in short, heavenly.  It took a lot of experimenting and tries to get it perfect, with the help of the whole family. It has the “Ouma stamp of approval”, and you can’t get any higher distinction than that.

Yield: 1 Cheese Cake

Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 20 minutes

Setting time: 3 Hours

I still cannot believe that something this light and delicious doesn’t require ingredients such as condensed milk or wheat flour, but here we are, and now we are sharing our best kept secret with you. One of the best things about this recipe is that it can be adapted and the crust or filling can be used for other sweet treats, such as the banting trifle we made for our Christmas lunch.

It is our family favourite, and we affectionately call it our heavenly cheesecake.

Crust ingredients:

1 ½  cups almond flour

4 Tbsp melted butter

1 – 2 Tbsp Xylitol

1 Tbsp Cacao (optional – but goes well with chocolate topping)

2 tsp psyllium husk powder

3 Tbsp boiling water

Cheesecake ingredients:

1 cup cream cheese

¾ cup Xylitol (or start with ½ cup and adjust to taste – I found ¾ cup to be perfect)

1 cup fresh heavy cream, whipped

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Method:

  1. Mix all the crust ingredients together and bake for 15 minutes. Set it aside.
  2.  Whip cream cheese and xylitol together until light and smooth.
  3. Whip heavy cream until firm but not stiff and add to the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Add lemon juice and whip until combined.
  5. Refrigerate cheesecake overnight (or for at least 3 hours).
  6. You can add an additional sprinkle of cacao powder or grated 85% or higher dark chocolate, if you want to add some extra decadence. Otherwise, some lemon zest on the top gives it some extra citrusy goodness. We normally do both.

Super easy, you just require some patience while the cheesecake sets. But oh my, it will be worth it. Don’t try to keep any for tea for tomorrow, because you’ll find an empty dish in the fridge.

From our kitchen to yours,

Bon appétit

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

13 + 11 =

Recent Posts

Salmon and Avo with seed crackers

This is a lovely addition to our romantic picnic, because it's easy, packed with flavour, and light. Also, the ingredients have aphrodisiac properties. The seed crackers are also super easy to make, or available from any grocery store. We normally...

Valentine’s Day Picnic to get the blood flowing.

Say what you want about Valentine's Day and how it is just a big money-making scheme; it is always important to show the people you love that you love them. Yes, we are supposed to do it every day, but let's be really honest: WE DO NOT. Life gets...

Heavenly no-bake Lemon Cheesecake

This cheesecake is, in short, heavenly.  It took a lot of experimenting and tries to get it perfect, with the help of the whole family. It has the "Ouma stamp of approval", and you can’t get any higher distinction than that. Yield: 1 Cheese Cake...

Cheesecake Trifle

This cheesecake is, in short, heavenly. This recipe can be adapted to be any cheesecake you want it to be – chocolate, berry, lemon, or in this case – TRIFLE. And, it’s a no-bake cheesecake, so it makes Christmas prepping (and life) that much...

Buttered Brussel Sprouts

This Christmas, we are all about making the easiest possible dishes, so that we can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family. These buttered brussel sprouts are super easy and quick to make, but taste DIVINE and like they took a lot...

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli salad is light, refreshing and surprising delicious. Perfect for summer days, and as a side dish for a braai or Christmas lunch. The mayo and cream cheese dressing makes the salad, so don’t even think about leaving it out. Bright and merry...

Easy Chicken Cabbage Wraps

Cabbage is a wonderful replacement for wheat (carb!) wraps. Fresh veggies make these great for summer afternoons. This recipe is versatile and you can alter it as much as you would like by adding things like onions, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes,...

No – Bake almond chia balls

We LOVE Banting Blvd’s premix products. This specific one can be found here. These almond chia balls make for a delicious snack to keep you going, and are packed with proteins. They are also grain and sugar free. If that doesn’t convince you to...

Roast Baby Leeks

I love leeks. They are homey and comforting, and make me think of Christmas. If I could add them to every dish, soup, stew and serve as a side to every meal I would. These delicious, silky delights will add a something extra to your Christmas...

Lemon Seed Cracker

One of the things we miss at gatherings and braais, is salty cracks with cream cheese and sweet chilli sauce. This is a great replacement. Crisp and crunchy, these seed crackers are packed with nutrients as well, so not only can you eat as many as...

Follow Us

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Be the first to receive our Specials and Newsletters!

You have Successfully Subscribed!