Keto Halloween Brownie Cheesecake

Keto Halloween Brownie Cheesecake

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Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year for several reasons…

  1. I get to dress up and use my creative skills to create make-up looks I’d NEVER wear normally.
  2. I get to bake all sorts of fun and cool looking desserts..
  3. I get to hand out candy (I love seeing all the kids in their costumes!) and…
  4. It’s always right around my birthday! 

So with that in mind, I was inspired to create the PERFECT cake for those people who have October birthdays or for those just looking to bring something delicious and keto-friendly to their next Halloween get-together!  Did I mention it’s also super easy to put together and tastes like fudgey-chocolatey-cheesecake happiness? If you don’t believe me..give it shot for yourself!

 

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Brownie Layer:

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp truvia (or 2 tbsp splenda or swerve)
  • 3 tbsp splenda or swerve (or more to taste)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8th tsp vanilla extract
  • Orange food colouring as needed

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*F
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients for the brownie layer.
  3. Add your eggs, coconut oil and vanilla and mix until well combined. Fold in your chocolate-chips if using, and set aside.
  4. In another large bowl, beat together the ingredients for the cream cheese layer. Add your food colouring as desired and beat again.
  5. Grease a cake pan with butter or coconut oil and then use a spatula to scrape the brownie mixture into the pan, reserving a few tablespoons of the brownie mixture for topping. 
  6. Use your spatula to smooth the brownie batter into place and then pour your cream cheese mixture on top.
  7. Gently smooth your cream cheese mixture over the brownie mixture.
  8. Next drop spoonfuls of the brownie batter on top and swirl into the cream cheese batter(this doesn’t have to be perfect!)
  9. Bake at 350* for roughly 25min or until a toothpick comes out clean and the top layer forms small cracks/is set.
  10. Let cool on a wire rack for 5-10min and then place in the fridge for AT LEAST an hour before slicing and serving.
  11. Enjoy!! (Store covered in the fridge)

Nutrition per 1/8th of cake: 320cals| 30g of fat | 1.4g of NET carbs | 8g of protein | 3.4g of fibre

(You could easily cut this into smaller slices for half the calories, it is very filling!)

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Paleo 1 Minute Pumpkin Cake

Paleo 1 Minute Pumpkin Cake

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Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin! Yes that’s all you are hearing from me and you better not get tired of it because I’ve got another recipe on the way! But seriously guys, this little cake was such a tasty treat after my workout. 100% guilt-free and 100% satisfaction guaranteed! (Unless your not a pumpkin lover…in which case, why are you here?) Haha, I’m just kidding, possibly..This dessert is so cute and simple to make! It’s a great healthy halloween treat you can even put together with your kids. It also has a good dose of vitamin A thanks to the awesome pumpkin! Try it and let me know what you think! If you have instagram, post a picture and tag me in it! 🙂 (sammysamgirl)

1 Minute Pumpkin Cake

Serves 1 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup pureed,canned or fresh & drained  pumpkin(not pumpkin pie filling!)

2 tbsp almond flour

1/2 tbsp coconut oil*(low-fat option below)

2 tbsp egg whites

1/4 tsp cinnamon(or more to taste!)

1 tsp Truvia sweeter(or more to taste, could sub in another granulated sweetener)

1/8 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp baking powder(add slightly more for a lighter cake)

1 tbsp raisins

optional: 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, chopped pecans

*Feel free to leave this out and replace with 1/2 tbsp 0% greek yogurt for a low-fat option( or more pumpkin) I cannot personally vouch for the results but I have made similar desserts using greek yogurt and they were still quite delicious!

Directions: Spray a small mug or ramekin with oil. Mix all ingredients together leaving cinnamon and Truvia for last(to taste) & top mixture with raisins. Microwave on high for 1:30-1:40 (okay I lied, not 1min but I have the worst microwave ever, so yours may take less time. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Just keep an eye on it, It won’t rise a lot, that’s okay). Now take out of the microwave, top with light whip cream if you have any(we were out!) and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Cake: 200 calories, 13g fat, 14g carbs, 7g protein

Bonus: 60% Vitamin A

…And yes, I’m one of those people who takes 100 photos of the same thing. Haha, here’s one more, just because.

 

 

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Even my cat loves pumpkin…

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