Friday, July 5, 2013

Swap it Out! Peanut Butter Cheese Cake




Brownie Crust
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup xylitol
1/4 teaspoon stevia
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons cacao 
1/4 cup + 3 Tablespoons of almond flour
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Liberally grease a 9″ springform pan with butter or coconut oil.
  3. Mix all of the above ingredients together until well-blended.
  4. Pour the batter into the springform pan, being sure to spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is set up. Let cool.
  6. After you take the crust out of the oven preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
Cheesecake
1 pound cream cheese (2 blocks) at room temperature.
1 cup peanut butter
3 Tablespoons sour cream
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup xylitol
1/4 teaspoon pure stevia extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Cut your room temperature cream cheese into 1″ cubes and beat for approximately 1 minute. Scrape the sides of your bowl with a rubber spatula. ( I used me kitchen aid mixer)
  3. Add 2 eggs and beat for 1 minute. Scrape your bowl again.
  4. Add 1 egg and 1 egg yolk and beat for 1 minute. Scrape your bowl well.
  5. Add peanut butter and cream cheese. Beat for one minute and then scrape your bowl.
  6. Add the xylitol, stevia, vanilla, and salt. Beat for at least 1 minute, scrape your bowl being sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  7. Pour your cheesecake batter into your springform pan.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees. (Do not open the door to check on the cheesecake!)
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  11. After you remove the cheesecake from the oven, run a knife between the cake and the pan.



                        *Be sure to cover your cheesecake tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. 
We pretty much ate it as it was cooling...what can I say we are impatient folks!

I am a huge fan of a delicious, New York style cheesecake, thick, cracked on top, super creamy...you get the picture, right? I must say that after it was in the fridge for a bit, it resembled a New York style cheesecake :-)


You could top this with fresh berries or whip cream. 
We opted to eat it just plain...like I said we are impatient folks. 




It did not last very long, the Hubby & kids devoured it!


Try this out & let me know what you think.



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