Chocolate cheesecakechocolate cheesecake gluten free

One of the recipes from the 7 day Gluten free meal plan, this no bake chocolate cheesecake is gluten free by using Nairn's gluten free oats and chocolate chip biscuit breaks.

Great for a sweet chocolatey fix, it can be made quickly and easily yet dressed up for a dinner party that all can enjoy.

I made these for my 9th wedding anniversary and they did not disappoint!

chocolate cheesecake

 

 

Nairns biscuit breaksThe main branded ingredients for this chocolate cheesecake:

Nairn's gluten free oats & chocolate chip biscuit breaks

Normally we would advise avoiding gluten free products with gestational diabetes as they tend to be higher in carbs (which turn into sugar) than the non gluten free versions of products, however Nairn's GF biscuit breaks are an exception and have 30% less sugar than the average sweet gluten free biscuit. At 61.8g carbs per 100g, Nairn's dark chocolate chip oat biscuits actually have more carbs per 100g at 63.8g! and McVitivies digestive biscuits at 62.9g per 100g, so eaten in moderation, these can be a better tolerated alternative.

Philadelphia

philadelphiaFull fat soft cream cheese. Skip the lower fat versions and go for the standard full fat Philadelphia which contains more natural fats to help 'pair' the carbs in the dessert, slowing down the release of sugar and keeping blood sugar levels lower and more stabilised.

Green & Black's 70% Dark Chocolate

green & blacks velvetThe darker the chocolate, the higher the cocoa content and less sugar, therefore using a minimum 70% cocoa chocolate helps make rich chocolate desserts with less sugar. For this cheesecake I used Green & Black's velvet chocolate to help those that prefer a smoother chocolate that is less bitter than some dark chocolate.

Total Sweet xylitol

total sweet xylitolThe natural sweetener that I use in the majority of my recipes is Total Sweet xylitol. I can replace sugar like for like, it looks and feels like sugar and also bakes well in cooked recipes. The best bit is that you don't get that nasty bitter aftertaste from xylitol that you do from some other sweeteners.

 

chocolate cheesecake
Chocolate cheesecake
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*low carb *gluten free *vegetarian
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
chocolate cheesecake
Chocolate cheesecake
Print Recipe
*low carb *gluten free *vegetarian
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
1-2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the melted butter to the crushed biscuits and hazelnuts to form a thin biscuit base in each ramekin/glass
  2. Mix the Philadelphia, double cream and cocoa powder together. Whip until you get the consistency you like, then add the melted dark chocolate
  3. Add Total Sweet xylitol sweetener to taste. Start by adding a tsp, mix and then taste. Keep adding until it is to your liking
  4. Add a good sized portion of topping to the biscuit base
  5. Top with curls of dark chocolate, or melt dark chocolate and drizzle over the top of the cheesecake. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours
  6. The cheesecake can be served with nuts, whipped double cream or clotted cream to help the pairing
Recipe Notes
To make this nut free:

You could remove the nuts from this recipe to make it nut free, but this means that the biscuit and chocolate is not paired as well. Therefore it is advisable to add more cream to serve with the cheesecakes and avoid adding any extra chocolate or fruit as this will increase the carb content even more

Other tweaks to this recipe:

Other tweaks to this recipe that would work would be adding coffee or coconut to the recipe, or you could omit the chocolate and cocoa, add a vanilla bean pod to the cream cheese mix to create a vanilla cheesecake. Lemon, lime, orange and berries all work well too, but it is wise to swap the chocolate for the fruit to keep the carb amounts lower. You can find our lemon cheesecake recipe here.

Sweeteners for baking:-

Sweeteners vary greatly and so I advise using the one specified in the recipe (if I have specified one) for the best results.

I find xylitol works very similar to sugar in baking, it weighs the same like for like as sugar and it is also a natural sweetener. Xylitol when eaten in large amounts may, like many sweeteners cause a laxative type effect, but I find it is not as bad as other sweeteners in this respect at all. The type of xylitol I purchase is called Total Sweet and is available in some larger supermarkets, health food stores like Holland & Barrett and on Amazon.

If you choose to use a different sweetener you may need significantly less than the recipe stipulates and you may experience a bitter aftertaste in your baked goods. Xylitol weighs the same like for like as sugar, where as many other sweeteners only need a tiny amount for the same sweetness, Jo xx

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