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Keto Lemon Cheesecake with Almond Crust

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Nothing puts you in the holiday spirit like preparing a tasty treat. A complex dish always creates an elevated atmosphere and makes you feel good, doesn’t it? 

This keto lemon cheesecake with almond crust is sure to be a hit at your next gathering, but it’s also a great dessert to make when you need to treat yourself to something delicious. 

You’ll need to set aside about four hours of your day for this recipe to be ready to eat. But it only requires about 45 minutes of prep work. Your refrigerator does the rest!

low carb lemon cheesecake

The crust features an almond flour and butter base. It’s sweetened with erythritol, but the filling is so sweet that you can leave this out of the crust if you want!

The filling contains cream cheese and sour cream, which are great additions to the keto diet because of their high fat and low carb content. These ingredients also make the filling extra creamy and decadent. 

Most people don’t know this, but sour cream contains over 20 different vitamins and minerals per 100-gram serving! Sour cream is also good for the digestive system because it contains probiotics, which also helps boost immune health. 

This recipe also calls for vanilla, which does not only make your mouth water. It helps with enzyme synthesis, nervous system functioning, and regulating body metabolism.

The eggs provide a wealth of protein, riboflavin, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin B-12. Be sure to go with organic, pasture-raised eggs whenever possible. 

The lemon is the final touch. It provides a sweet flavor and plenty of health benefits. Lemons are high in vitamin C, fiber, and various beneficial plant compounds. So, it’s not only a flavorful mixture, but a healthy one, too. 

Let’s Do It!

First, make the crust. Combine melted butter with almond flour, vanilla, xanthan gum and sweetener.

almond flour vanilla xanthan gum

Distribute on the parchment paper in the form and poke it with a fork. Bake for 10-15 minutes in a preheated oven, remove,  and set aside.

add almond crust to springform

Next, make the filling. Combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, sweetener, vanilla and lemon juice. Mix well with a mixer. Add eggs, lemon zest and xanthan gum.

beat cream cheese sour cream lemon

Pour the filling on top of the crust.

pour filling on crust

Bake for around 30 minutes and then chill for about four hours. Cut and serve.

sugar free lemon cheesecake


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Keto Lemon Cheesecake

A low-carb, sugar-free and keto-friendly lemon cheesecake for dessert and special occasion.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto lemon cheesecake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive time 4 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 8
Calories 269kcal
Author Tanya K.




  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp erythritol



  • To make the crust, melt butter and combine it with almond flour, vanilla, xanthan gum and sweetener. Mix well.
  • Cover your form (standard size, 9-Inch Springform Pan will do) with parchment paper or use silicone cake form and distribute crust mix on the bottom of your form. Poke it with a fork.
  • Bake 10-15 min in a preheated 300F oven then remove and set aside.


  • For the filling: In a bowl combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, sweetener, vanilla and lemon juice. Mix it well with a mixer.
  • Add eggs one at a time and blend till fully incorporated.
  • Add lemon zest and xanthan gum, mix well.
  • Pour the filling on top of the crust.


  • Put it in a preheated 300F oven. Bake it till edges are set, the middle might be a bit jiggly (around 30 minutes).
  • Take it out and let it cool then refrigerate for at least 4 hours. It’s better to keep it in a fridge overnight to let it fully set. Decorate to your liking.



Nutrition Facts
Keto Lemon Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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