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Low carb red velvet cheesecake cupcakes

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 221.29
Like red velvet? Love cheesecake? Try these delicious low carb red velvet cheesecake cupcakes. A nice little treat that's perfect for Valentine's Day!
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Ingredients

Cheesecake:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup low carb sugar substitute or sweetener of choice
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring optional
  • 2 eggs

Frosting:

  • 1 teaspoon grass-fed gelatin
  • 4 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve Confectioners Powdered Sweetener or sweetener of choice.

Instructions

Cheesecake:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line 8 muffin tins with foil or paper liners.
  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese on medium until smooth.
  • Gradually beat in sweetener and cocoa.
  • Beat in vanilla extract and food coloring (if using).
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Divide batter evenly among the cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until set.
  • Turn off oven, open door just a little and allow cupcakes to sit in oven another 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes and allow to cool on rack, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Frosting:
  • In a small pan, combine gelatin and cold water; let stand until thick.
  • Place over low heat, stirring constantly, just until the gelatin dissolves.
  • Remove from heat; cool (do not allow to set).
  • Whip the cream with the powdered sweetener, until slightly thick.
  • While slowly beating, add the gelatin to the whipping cream.
  • Whip at high speed until stiff. Use to frost the cooled cupcakes.

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Notes

Erythritol not included in carb count. Each cupcake contains about 3.7g erythritol.
Cheesecakes can be made with or without the whipped cream frosting. 
Variations:
  • Omit cocoa and increase vanilla extract for vanilla cheesecake.
  • Add cream cheese into the whipped cream frosting.

Nutrition

Serving: 67g | Calories: 221.29 | Carbohydrates: 2.85g | Protein: 4.35g | Fat: 21.93g | Saturated Fat: 12.77g | Cholesterol: 112.86mg | Sodium: 119.34mg | Potassium: 95.66mg | Fiber: 0.41g | Sugar: 1.07g | Vitamin A: 877.46IU | Vitamin C: 0.18mg | Calcium: 54.88mg | Iron: 0.47mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 2.44 g | % Carbs: 4.3 % | % Protein: 7.7 % | % Fat: 87.9 % | SmartPoints: 10
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