Carnivore Cheesecake

Creamy, smooth, and sweet – but completely keto, carnivore, and sugar-free. This carnivore cheesecake recipe checks all the boxes. Made with simple whole food ingredients like cream cheese and eggs, it’s an easy carnivore-friendly dessert that won’t knock you out of ketosis.

In this post, I’m sharing how to make the fluffiest, most delicious carnivore cheesecake ever. It’s perfect for satisfying sweet cravings while sticking to a low-carb, high-fat carnivore diet.

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Whether you’re craving something sweet after dinner or want to impress at your next dinner party, this cheesecake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Let’s get right into the ingredients you’ll need and step-by-step instructions for creating carnivore diet perfection with every soft, smooth bite. Read on for everything you need to know to make this stunning cheesecake at home.

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

So Creamy and Smooth – With its rich, velvety texture from cream cheese, heavy cream, and eggs, every spoonful of this cheesecake melts in your mouth with dreamy creaminess.

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Vanilla Perfection – The pure vanilla extract adds a warm, aromatic touch that enhances the flavors perfectly without stealing the spotlight.

Light and Airy – With a careful combination of creaminess from the cheese and air whipped into the eggs, the texture strikes a winning balance between rich density and breezy lightness.

✨ Recipe Ingredients

To make the carnivore cheesecake you will need these ingredients;

  • 3.8 oz (110g) Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Monk Fruit Sweetener (I recommend this one for this recipe – Amazon Link)
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

👨‍🍳 How To Make

Easily make the best carnivore cheesecake. Follow these steps:

Step 1

Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese and your chosen sweetener together until the mixture becomes creamy.

Step 2

Pour in the heavy cream, followed by the vanilla extract and sea salt. Mix it well until fully incorporated.

Step 3

As you blend everything together, add eggs gradually (beat one at a time) – this ensures that our carnivore cheesecake remains soft and fluffy.

Step 4

Line an 8×8 square baking dish with parchment paper. Pour in the prepared mixture. Bake at 320F (~160C) for about 25 minutes until set.

Step 5

Let it cool, then refrigerate overnight. This is crucial for achieving that perfect carnivore cheesecake consistency.

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💡Tips

1. Don’t Overbake

It’s easy to dry out cheesecake. When in doubt, underbake slightly. The center should still jiggle a bit when shaken gently. The residual heat will finish the cooking process as it cools and chills completely.

2. Mix Thoroughly

In step 1, really blend the cream cheese and sweetener until completely smooth before adding anything else. Make sure no lumps remain. 

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3. Bring Ingredients to Room Temperature

For the creamiest, fluffiest texture, allow all of your dairy ingredients to come to room temperature before mixing. Cold ingredients can cause the fats to separate and create lumps. Taking them out of the fridge 30-60 minutes early does the trick.

4. Slowly Add Eggs

When it’s time to add the eggs, ensure you’re adding them one at a time. This might seem tedious, but it’s a crucial step in making sure the eggs are thoroughly incorporated without overmixing.

Overbeaten eggs can introduce too much air, which might cause your cheesecake to puff up and then collapse.

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5. Let It Set!

One of the secrets to a perfect cheesecake is patience, especially during the cooling process. Once it reaches room temperature, transfer to the fridge.

Variations

If you are not following a 100% strict carnivore diet, you can try these amazing variations too:

1. Citrus Zest Twirl: Add a burst of sunshine with grated lemon, orange, or lime zest at Step 2. Fold it in gently alongside the vanilla for a subtle, refreshing twist. Top with berries (frozen and thawed, if you like) for a vibrant, vitamin-packed finish.

3. Pumpkin Spice Prance: Embrace the fall vibes with a sprinkle of pumpkin spice mix at Step 2. Bake it up like the original, then top with a dollop of whipped cream cheese (made with just cream cheese and heavy cream) and a drizzle of sugar-free pumpkin syrup. Hello, autumn in every bite!

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3. Berry Topped Cheesecake: While berries aren’t 100% carnivore-friendly, for those who are not on a strict diet, topping your cheesecake with fresh berries can provide a refreshing flavor contrast.

Whether you’re following a keto or a slightly flexible carnivore diet, this variation is an easy addition.

4. Spiced Carnivore Cheesecake: Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter. These spices can bring a warm and comforting flavor, perfect for the holiday season or those chilly evenings.

Storage

Allow the cheesecake to cool completely after baking, then cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. This allows the cheesecake to firm up properly.

Leftover cheesecake can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Allow slices to sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving for best texture and flavor.

You’ll Love These Recipes Too

Loved my carnivore cheesecake recipe? If you’re looking for more such recipes, you won’t be disappointed with these:

1. Carnivore Pancakes: Why not start your morning with these fluffy carnivore pancakes? Just like my carnivore diet cheesecake, they’ll keep you on track and your tastebuds satisfied.

2. Carnivore Cookies:  These cookies are perfect for anyone following the carnivore diet- so tasty!

3. Carnivore Waffles: These waffles are a great alternative when you crave something a bit different than my carnivore cheesecake.

4. Carnivore Ice Cream: A dessert that goes perfectly after my carnivore cheesecake. Cool, creamy, and wholly carnivorous! If you loved my crustless keto cheesecake, this ice cream will leave you wanting more.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What sweetener is best for this carnivore cheesecake recipe?

For this carnivore cheesecake, you can use any keto-friendly sweetener of your choice. Erythritol, stevia, or monk fruit sweetener are popular choices for those on the carnivore diet.

The key is to ensure it’s blended well with the cream cheese to avoid a gritty texture.

2. Is it okay to bake the cheesecake for longer than 25 minutes?

You want to avoid overbaking this cheesecake as it can become dry. Stick to the 25 minutes and let it cool completely before refrigerating. The residual heat and overnight setting time will ensure perfect texture.

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3. Can I freeze this cheesecake?

Yes, you can freeze the cheesecake for up to 3 months. Let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.

4. How will I know when my crustless keto cheesecake is perfectly baked?

The cheesecake will continue to set as it cools and especially after refrigeration. Your carnivore cheesecake should have a slight jiggle in the center when gently shaken. Overbaking can lead to a drier texture.

Cheesecake on the Carnivore Diet

The carnivore diet is centered around animal foods like meat, eggs, and low-carb dairy. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the occasional carnivore-friendly treat like this decadent carnivore cheesecake. In fact, having these treats from time to time can actually help you stick with the diet long-term.

It’s understandable to worry that treats like this go against the principles of the carnivore diet. But this cheesecake recipe contains no sugars, grains, legumes, or plant foods. The ingredients are very much animal-based and carnivore approved.

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Additionally, restricting yourself too severely is often unsustainable. Allowing occasional treats made with approved ingredients gives you something to look forward to. This can prevent the urge to “cheat” with non-carnivore foods. Studies show small indulgences support adherence better than very strict restriction.

Of course, portion control and frequency are still important. Consuming treats like this daily or in large amounts would provide excessive calories for most people. Enjoying a modest slice a couple times per month is more aligned with the diet’s principles.

At the end of the day, the carnivore diet is a lifestyle that should enhance your life – not restrict it unnecessarily. Including the occasional treat you truly enjoy is part of finding a balance that works for you.

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So don’t feel guilty if you partake in this delicious cheesecake from time to time. When crafted from carnivore-friendly ingredients, occasional treats can absolutely be part of a successful carnivore diet when consumed mindfully and in moderation.


I hope you enjoy this simple yet delicious cheesecake recipe! Be sure to visit my website for more keto and carnivore-friendly treats. Feel free to leave a comment below with any questions or suggestions for future recipes you would like to see. I love hearing from you!

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Carnivore Cheesecake
Looking for a carnivore-friendly dessert? This cheesecake is for you! Made with simple ingredients, this carnivore cheesecake is rich, creamy, and delicious.
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4.80 from 15 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 230kcal
Cost: $15
Ingredients
  • 3.8 oz Cream Cheese (110g)
  • 3/4 cup Monk Fruit Powder (or about 1/2 cup of raw honey)
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
Instructions
  • Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese and your chosen sweetener together until the mixture becomes creamy.
  • Pour in the heavy cream, followed by the vanilla extract and sea salt. Mix it well until fully incorporated.
  • As you blend everything together, add eggs gradually (beat one at a time) – this ensures that our carnivore cheesecake remains soft and fluffy.
  • Line an 8×8 square baking dish with parchment paper. Pour in the prepared mixture. Bake at 320F (~160C) for about 25 minutes until set.
  • Let it cool, then refrigerate overnight. This is crucial for achieving that perfect carnivore cheesecake consistency.
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Comment below and let me know what you think of this recipe.


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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carnivore cake, carnivore cheesecake, carnivore diet cheesecake

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal

7 thoughts on “Carnivore Cheesecake”

  1. I intend to make this tomorrow. However, and not dissing this recipe, sometimes a sweet flavot can induce an insulin response even though there is no sugar.

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  2. I made this last night however, the sweetner I used was called Zsweet and while the flavor is good. It can out more like a Creme Brule. It was crispy on top and custard like in the center. I didn’t have monk fruit on hand. I plan to use it on top of some raspberries. I probably should’ve used the whole block of cream cheese too…

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  3. 4 stars
    Overall good, only issue is that the sweetener listed is NOT monk fruit, it is mostly Erythritol. Pure Monk fruit or Stevia would be a better choice IMO.

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  4. 4 stars
    The first time I made the recipe, I followed it, except I used swerve, and it came out with kind of a grainy texture, but was still very good, the second time I kind of mix things up and added some fresh goat cheese ricotta, and used 1/4 of the sweetener-used chocolate raspberry Stevia… was the bomb!!!! like always 🤷🏻‍♀️eat it in moderation, but it is that perfect little treat when you are just really craving, it is so custardy and satisfying😉

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