These cheesecake parfaits in a jar are not only fun to eat but they are low carb too! A special treat using seasonal strawberries. Only 6.3g net carbs per jar!
You might also like this low carb raspberry no bake cheesecake.
I think I have told you many times that I like to eat of cups, bowls and of course jars. I would everything out of a jar if I could. So I was thinking about making my low carb no bake cheesecake recipe but wanted to change it up a bit. I wanted to use some of the fresh, seasonal strawberries I had and decided to add a little bit of chocolate mug cake. Sounds like a good idea right? Well these cheesecake parfaits in a jar turned out fabulous! Best of all it has only 6.3g net carbs!
Now this isn’t a dessert I would eat everyday but it’s perfect for a special occasion or as a treat for yourself. The mug cake is a chocolate version of my 1 minute pumpkin muffin and of course only takes a minute…well maybe 2 or 3 when you count the measuring and mixing. The cream cheese filling takes only a few minutes to whip up. And of course the strawberries are just chopped and dropped. So this nice little treat only takes about 5 -10 minutes tops.
Cheesecake Parfaits In A Jar Recipe
To make this yummy parfait, you make a 1 minute chocolate muffin, let it cool and cut it into fourths. This recipe makes two parfaits so I just used ½ a muffin per parfait. The cream cheese filling is just heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, Swerve sweetener and a few drops of stevia. Again I used half of the batch per parfait. And lastly there are only a few strawberries (1 ½ per parfait) so as to keep the carb count down.
I think I might use more strawberries next time because they are so delicious this time of year. Now to assemble, we just layer cake, filling, strawberries, cake, filling strawberries. Easy peasy. I actually ate only half of this and was very satisfied, but a whole one only has 6.3g net carbs so eat the whole thing if you want!
I used Swerve sweetener in this recipe to keep the carbs down but if you don’t care about that white sugar will work just fine, just don’t use as much. Swerve is not quite as sweet as regular sugar. Also I used a few drops of my Sweetleaf vanilla stevia. What can I say, I like things sweet. You don’t have to though, it will still taste great.
Well I hope you liked this cheesecake parfait in a jar. As I’ve said this will taste just as good if not better if you use regular sugar. You could probably even play around with coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey for sweetness. Enjoy!
1 parfait = 481 cals / 46.6g fat / 41.5g carb / 35.2g fiber / 8.7g protein 6.3g net carbs
Low Carb Cheese Cake Parfait
- Mug Cake
- 2 Tablespoons almond flour
- 2 Tablespoons Swerve sweeter
- 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin puree
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 egg
- Cream Cheese Filling
- 2 oz cream cheese softened
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 Tablespoons Swerve sweetener
- stevia to taste
- 3 strawberries chopped
To make the mug cake.
In a ceramic ramekin, add your butter and melt in the microwave about 30 seconds.
Meanwhile in a bowl, add your almond flour, cocoa, swerve, baking powder. Mix well.
Then add the pumpkin puree and egg and mix well.
Once the butter is melted, swirl around ramekin to coat the sides. Pour the butter into the batter and mix well.
Spoon the batter back into the ramekin and microwave for 1 minute.
To make the filling.
In a mixing bowl, add your whipped cream, cream cheese, Swerve and stevia. Whip until smooth and creamy like whipped cream.
To make the parfait.
In a small jelly jar, take ¼ of the mug cake and crumble it in the bottom of the jar.
Add ¼ of the cream cheese mixture to make the next layer.
Chop up 1 strawberry and make it the next layer.
Add another ¼ of the cake mixture and then another ¼ of the cream cheese mixture.
Repeat the layering process with the other jelly jar.
Take the last strawberry and chop it up. Divide in two and top both jars.
Refrigerate until ready to eat.
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I’ve been watching my sugar intake and the darling cheesecake parfaits would be such a treat. I’ve never made a mug cake — it sounds too good to be true. I think I’ll make this recipe for Valentines Day — I think we may have some nice strawberries by then. Your strawberries are absolutely gorgeous.
Oh, I’m in LOVE with how pretty this looks. I do love cheesecake and this gluten-free option sounds perfect for me at the moment I think this would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I love dessert recipes in a jar! Especially when company is coming. These cheesecakes look really yummy and easy to put together, which is always a plus!
I love jar eating too! Growing up I always wanted to eat out of mugs. 🙂
It is Florida strawberry season and this is the perfect way to enjoy them!
Oh I’d definitely eat the whole thing 🙂 So delicious and so easy to put together! I love putting and eating food out of jars and other containers too. Weird eh??
I see I’m not the only one! Cool.
This sounds like a great way to enjoy cheesecake. The perfect dessert to take along to a pot luck too. Love the layers, and presentation of this tasty treat.
Kate | Veggie Desserts
These parfaits look great, and I love that you use your amazing 1 minute muffins in them!
Everyone loves a 1 minute muffin, huh! 🙂
What a tasty little desser! And who doesn’t like cheesecake! I love that it has pumpkin purée in it too.
Yes the pumpkin puree gives it a bit of moistness.
Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
I need to make this for my bf – he would love this! I’ve never cooked with Swerve or stevia before but always been curious! And I clearly need to try your one minute muffin too!
Thanks Vicky, you use the same amount of Swerve as you would sugar. That’s one of the reasons I like using it so much.
Cheesecake in a jar is definitely my kind of dessert. Real cheesecake actually require skills! (For me, anyway) But this, I just know they will still turn out good looking, and healthy to boot.
I am not much of a baker but some day I’m going to conquer a great cheesecake….some day. 😉
I can’t believe how low-carb this is… And it’s SO Pretty!!!
This recipe says 1/2 heavy whipping cream. 1/2 what? Something got left out and I am dying to try this. Can you help me?
Thank you for bringing that to my attention. The recipe should have said 1/2 cup whipping cream. Please
let me know if you have any other questions and I hope you like them!
Bethany @ athletic avocado
I swear that everything tastes better when its in a jar! These cheesecakes look incredible, I cant believe they are low carb!
Thank Bethany! I like to eat out of a jar too. I always thought I was strange that way but evidently other people do too! Thanks for stopping by.
Jade @ Jonesin' For Taste
What a gorgeous looking dessert! Perfect for summer parties!
Thanks Jade. I can’t wait for those summer parties.
Joy @ Joy Love Food
I love eating things from jars too, these are so cute and sound absolutely delicious!
Thanks Joy. I love how they came out.
KC the Kitchen Chopper
I’ll take cheesecake any way I can get it…but this looks too good to be true! YUM!
These look great! I’m loving strawberries right now as well so any excuse!
Me too Caroline, they are so good. I didn’t used to be a big strawberry fan but I can see how eating seasonally everything tastes better.
looks like we both have heathier treats on our minds–this looks great!!
That’s too funny. I laughed when I went to your site and saw that you had parfaits too!