If you want to try a quick and easy low carb dessert in your air fryer, try this keto chocolate chip cheesecake. You only need 5 ingredients and an air fryer to make a creamy, sweet cheesecake that has only 2.8g net carbs!
You might also like these low carb blueberry cheesecake tarts recipe!
I’ve been playing around with low carb dessert recipes and I think I’ve created the easiest keto chocolate chip cheesecake recipe and you make in the air fryer. It is creamy and sweet and only requires 5 ingredients! So if your sweet tooth is calling you but you want to stick to your low carb diet, check this out.
My family loved it. Everyone from my husband who doesn’t like sweets, to my 15 year old who does, to my diabetic father in law. I loved it because it was easy and had only 2.8g net carbs per piece.
What Kind Of Air Fryer I Use
I’ve started making more and more dishes in my air fryer because it’s so quick and easy. In some cases it actually cooks better than my oven (ie fried or crunchy things). Even if you don’t like to cook, you might like the convenience of an air fryer. It also might be a good Christmas present for you or someone else!
This is the air fryer I bought. So far so good. It has a pretty large basket (I’ve cooked a whole chicken and turkey breast) and it’s simple to use (not too many buttons and gadgets). I did a little research and this is the one I thought would work best for me and so far it’s been great!
The 5 Keto Cheesecake Ingredients
All you need for this keto cheesecake is cream cheese, Swerve confectioners sweetener, vanilla extract, eggs and Lily’s chocolate chips. A couple of notes about these ingredients.
- I really like good old Philadelphia cream cheese for cheesecakes. It just seems to work the best.
- Also I like Swerve confectioners sugar instead of the granular for baking.
- Lastly Lily’s chocolate chips are the lowest carb chocolate chips I can find so I use them in my baking as well.
But that is all you need! So you can see how simple this is and how you can change the flavors easily. Also I’ll be making more easy cheesecake recipes so keep an eye out for them.
Let’s Make The Easiest Keto Chocolate Chip Cheesecake!
Make sure the cream cheese has softened and the eggs are close to room temperature. Begin by using a mixer to cream the cream cheese and Swerve sweetener together. Once that is nice and creamy, add in the eggs and vanilla extract. When all of that is mixed well and nice and creamy, fold in the chips. It should look like the mixture above.
Pour the mixture into a greased springform pan. I used this 7″ springform pan that I bought for my Instant Pot. It’s rather small but perfect for the air fryer too. Make sure you pan fits your air fryer before making this recipe!
Bake at 300°F for 10 minutes and then lower the heat to 250°F for 35 minutes. So that’s 45 minutes total.
How Do You Know When The Cheesecake Is Done
When you are close to done, gently shake the pan a little and if it seems set but jiggles a little in the middle it’s done. If the whole thing jiggles it needs more time. You don’t want to over cook it or it will crack. For more information check out this article about how to make a cheesecake.
Last step of the recipe
There is one more step in the recipe. You have to let it cool on the counter and then refrigerate it for at least 2-4 hours to make sure it sets up. You cannot skip this step. Sorry it’s important.
If you want to make this in a conventional oven
Disclaimer as I have not done this yet. I will give it a try over the holidays and come back to update you all. However I would try a 325°F temperature and cook for roundly 40 minutes and go from there.
Recipe Notes & Tips
- First let me say this is a very simple keto cheesecake recipe. It’s meant to be a recipe you can make for yourself or family when you want a keto dessert or treat.
- I used an air fryer because I thought it would simplify the process. No need for a water bath or anything like that.
- There is no crust to make it easier but you could add one. Just finely chop some pecans and mix it with a little butter to make it sticky. Press into the pan and precook for 10 minutes.
- You can eliminate the chocolate chips and make a fruit topping. Cook down some berries with a little sweetener until thickened. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- This recipe makes 8 servings using a 7 inch springform pan. They are not huge slices but PLENTY filling.
If you are a cheesecake fan, I think you are going to love this chocolate chip cheesecake recipe. I also made a plain raspberry keto cheesecake but I’m going to make that one again in a regular oven for you all. Enjoy!
The nutritional information for 1 piece is:
232 cals / 20.3g fat / 4.6g carbs / 1.8g fiber / 5.8g protein = 2.8g net carbs
Easy Keto Chocolate Chip Cheesecake in the Air Fryer
If you want to try a quick and easy low carb dessert in your air fryer, try this keto chocolate chip cheesecake. You only need 5 ingredients and an air fryer and you will have a creamy, sweet cheesecake that's super easy to make with only 2.8g net carbs!
- 16 oz cream cheese (2 packages)
- 1 cup Swerve confectioners sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup Lily's mini chocolate chips (approxiately 150 chips)
Using a mixer, cream the cream cheese and Swerve sweetener until well combined.
Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until creamy. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Grease a 7 inch springform pan and pour the mixture in.
Cook at 300°F for 10 minutes then lower the temperature to 250°F for 35 minutes. You know it's done when you gently shake the pan and everything seems set but the middle jiggles a little.
Take it out and let it cool down a bit before refrigerating. Keep it in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. The longer the better to let it completely set up.
I’m new to my air fryer. if you use a spring form pan do you put it in the air fryer without the pan?
No you put the whole springform pan in the air fryer just like you would the oven. Hope that helps!
Do you think an 8” spring pan would fit?
I would just try to put it in your air fryer basket before making the recipe. You could also try using a glass storage container or baking dish. Anything that would fit.
You could make cheesecake bars instead. Just watch the timing of it. Let me know if you have any other questions and I hope you like it!
Great recipe! I didn’t have two 8oz of cream cheese . Only one so I replaced with 8oz of sour cream and it still cam out great! Just less dense. Will try it with all cream cheese also. Either way it is wonderful. Thank you for the super easy recipe.
So glad you liked it Tina!!!
The air fryer have a special capability of earning desert foods and pastries. It takes up little room and can be used anywhere that has a power source. The Power Air Fryer is offered in black and red so that you have to pick which color to get.
I have two 4 inch spring form pans. Can I divide this recipe between the two? How would that effect the cooking times? Just got my air fryer and I’m so excited to try new things!
Hi Tammy, I am not certain but I would think that the small pans would take less time. I would just suggest checking them half way through and continue to check until the sides are firm but the middle can be a bit jiggly. When you refrigerate them they will set better.
Just follow the directions and it should be ok.
The nice thing about air fryers is that you can constantly check your food and it won’t ruin them. Good luck!
Made this 2 days ago & is literally almost gone ! My non-low carb husband even liked it. As far as adding the crust, & pre-baking for 10 mins. Would that be at the 300 or 250 degree ?
Hi Devan, I have never made a crust but this recipe says to do it at 350 for 4 minutes. https://www.gowiseproducts.com/blogs/recipes/air-fryer-cheesecake
Hope that helps and I’m glad you and your husband liked it. Good luck!
I’ve made this TWICE now (in the same week .. yeah, bad me LOL) and both times the cakes came out perfect. This recipe is an absolute winner – no brainer, mix and let the air fryer do its magic. Thank you!
Hi Stacey, so glad you liked it! I like it for that reason too. Hits the spot and it’s easy. I hope to make some different versions for future posts so keep an eye out for them. Thanks taking the time to come back and comment. I really appreciate it!
I made this one evening and put it in the fridge before bed…cut a slice to take to work for a treat after lunch. I, of course licked the knife after cutting a piece, then cut another larger piece. My friend at work and I both ate the Cheesecake for breakfast. OMG it was soooooo good! We both could not believe it was made in the air fryer and was keto! Thank you so much for this recipe ♡
Hi Gail, so glad you liked it! Those air fryers are amazing!