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    Very yummy low-carb cream cheese muffins / cheesecake which are proving to be quite popular with our members. Just over 2 carbs and under 200 cals each, enjoy!



    I found an old low carb cream cheese muffin recipe on LCF and made up a batch. I usually hate baked cheesecakes but these were yummy!

    I had some problems but I did add some cream so that may have been why, next time I won't. Our philly blocks are a little bigger then theirs but I just used two of our blocks anyway or buy 2 x 250g tubs of home brand cream cheese, which is cheaper.

    The problem I had, was the tops cracked before they were finished cooking, so I turned my oven off a couple of minutes early - which is what others had been recommending but only to find later the bottoms were still a bit moist. These also sunk afterwards, despite cooling them slowly. Next time, I will cook longer at a lower heat and I will make a biscuit base. 350 is about 180 celcius, see here: measurements and conversions. Their cup size is a touch smaller then ours by about 15ml but I figure that wont matter much!

    I should mention everyone recommends waiting until the next day before eating them because they're even better straight out of the fridge, just verified that it is true!!!



    Cream Cheese Muffins


    500g/2 x 8oz. packets Philadelphia cream cheese
    1/2 cup sweetener
    2 eggs
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    sprinkle of cinnamon

    Preheat oven at 180c or 350 F

    Soften cream cheese, add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth

    Pour into 12 lined muffin pans and sprinkle cinnamon over the top.

    Bake for 20 min.


    My Version:

    500g cream cheese
    2 large eggs
    cream (maybe 100ml)
    1/4 cup splenda
    tsp vanilla.
    cinnamon

    I cook them in a 150-160C oven for 20 mins and leave them to cool in there, no cracks or sinking.

    Nutritional info for original:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherrie View Post
    Here we go I crunched the numbers, they were just over 2g doing it my way:


    500g cream cheese 13g carb 37.5 protein 168.5 fat 1758 cal
    2 large eggs 0.3g carb 11.4g protein 8.9g fat 125 cal
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract 0.3g carb 6 calories
    1/2 cup splenda 11.6g carb 93 cal

    Total 25.2g carbs 48.9g protein 177.4g fat 1982 calories
    /12 2.1g carbs 4.1g protein 14.8g fat 165.2 calories
    old recipe can be found here
    Last edited by Sherrie; 11-07-2013 at 06:44 PM. Reason: tidyup

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    Re: Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins (Cheesecakes)

    Yum! Do you know the amount of carbs per serve?

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    Re: Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins (Cheesecakes)

    They were less then 2g each, I got 12 muffins. These are suprisingly good for something so basic, they are not big muffins but nice all the same.

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    Re: Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins (Cheesecakes)

    Here we go I crunched the numbers, they were just over 2g doing it my way:


    500g cream cheese 13g carb 37.5 protein 168.5 fat 1758 cal
    2 large eggs 0.3g carb 11.4g protein 8.9g fat 125 cal
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract 0.3g carb 6 calories
    1/2 cup splenda 11.6g carb 93 cal

    Total 25.2g carbs 48.9g protein 177.4g fat 1982 calories
    /12 2.1g carbs 4.1g protein 14.8g fat 165.2 calories

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    Re: Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins (Cheesecakes)

    Just made a half batch of these as that's all the cream cheese I had...the batter tasted nice, they smell nice, I'll try them tomorrow.

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    Oops...they didn't last the night!

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    Re: Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins (Cheesecakes)

    Did you eat them all???

    Naughty girl, I take it you liked them then!

    They are pretty good for something so simple and plain!

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    Yeah, they were nice

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    Re: Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins (Cheesecakes)

    Do you think you could freeze these???

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    Re: Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins (Cheesecakes)

    I have never tried but I have had no problem freezing unbaked cheesecake. Try freezing one first and see.

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    Re: Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins (Cheesecakes)

    Oh and before I used to freeze my cheesecake I would wrap it tightly in glad wrap and then wrap in alfoil.

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    I froze mine. I put 2 in a sandwhich bag, they came out fine.

    Ok I have a question for these as a variety, to use less sugar, can anyone who is a good cook let me know if they think it will work?

    If not I will try them and let you know.

    what would you reckon if I substituted some sugar with some Lindt 85% chocolate and some cream.
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    Re: Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins (Cheesecakes)

    Do you mean splenda?

    I have never tried them with sugar, just splenda. I use 1/2 cup plus I usually add an extra egg and some cream.

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    I used just like sugar Sherrie, was wondering if maybe using 1/4 cup instead and add chocolate and cream if it would still work
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    Re: Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins (Cheesecakes)

    It should, just won't be very sweet.

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