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Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Tuesday Christmas Trio : Low Carb Christmas Cake Suggestions (16)

It's Tuesday Trio Time
with Christmas approaching fast
you may find these suggestions helpful

Orange and Gingerbread Cheesecake : Low Carb
The crispy gingerbread crust cradles a luscious orange-vanilla filling
that doesn't require baking.

Makes 16 servings
5g net carbs per serving
Gingerbread crust
2 cups / 230g / 8oz almond flour
110 g / 4 oz butter, melted
¼ cup /1¾ oz / 60 ml / 55 g erythritol
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cloves
Orange filling
900 g / 2 lbs cream cheese
1 cup / 240 ml heavy (double) whipping cream
¾ cup / 5½ oz / 180 ml / 160 g erythritol
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 orange, the zest
1 orange, peeled and cut into smaller pieces (optional)
2 tbsp pomegranates (optional)
1 tbsp fresh mint (optional)
can be seen here
Recommended special equipment
Springform pan, 9" (23 cm)
A handheld or stand mixer
No-bake cheesecake
You can save time by not baking the crust. Simply pour the filling into the unbaked crust, and put it in the refrigerator straight away. The crust will not be as crunchy, but will have a consistency more like cookie dough.

Fruit Cake A Low Carb Alternative
Could be just right for Christmas
5.4g per serving
170g Cranberries (dried)
½ cup Rum/brandy/gin
½ cup chopped Nuts (walnuts, Brazil)
1½ cups Almond meal
1 tbsp Natvia (or sweetener of your choice)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Mixed spice
½ tsp Baking soda
¼ cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla essence
1 tbsp Almond essence
4 Eggs
4 tbsp rum (extra)
½ cup Mascarpone cheese
1 tbsp Rum or brandy
can be seen here

Clementine Almond Cake
Low Carb, Flourless, Gluten Free

This is a lovely everyday cake - spongy, not-too-sweet, and just a touch bitter in the absolute most perfect way possible - as it contains no flour, it is also a lovely gluten-free cake recipe. Why not make one for the coming holiday season!

Serves 10
4 clementine's (about 13 oz.)
6 large eggs
1/2 cup erythritol + 1/2 cup granulated Splenda OR 1 cup Swerve sweetener
2 1/4 cups of ground almond meal (or 9oz of almonds finely ground)
2 teaspoons pure almond extract
1/2 teaspoon (kosher) salt
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
more details can be seen here

Need help with weight/measurement conversion - see here

You can see more low carb recipe ideas on these Tuesday Trio posts here

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Holly said...

They all look so delicious, thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope the holiday season is treating you well.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are wonderful recipes. I only use almond flour now for little desserts I make for myself. It sure tastes good and I feel good when I eat it. I usually make cookies but the cakes would be nice to try. holiday hugs!

Ella said...

They look so good ...
Thank you so much for the recipes!
Happy Week Before Christmas!
πŸŽ„ πŸ”₯ πŸŽ„ πŸ”₯ πŸŽ„ πŸ”₯ πŸŽ„ πŸ”₯ πŸŽ„

Martha said...

All so yummy!

Snowbird said...

Goodness, what a feast for the eyes. They all look delicious! xxx

Tom said...

...the Orange and Gingerbread Cheesecake sure looks festive!

Jo said...

They all look rather too tempting, yum.

handmade by amalia said...

I couldn't possibly choose one, all three look amazing. Thanks for sharing, dear Jan!

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. The fruit cakes and the shortbread I have made DO not fall into the low carb category. My bad.

Emma Springfield said...


mamasmercantile said...

My goodness a great trio of treats, yummy. They all look good.

William Kendall said...

It occurs to me I've never had clementine.

Sue said...

Oh my goodness these all sound delicious, but you had me at ginger cheesecake. Take care, Sue xx

Louca por porcelana said...

Mouthwatering recipes!!!Best wishes and Happy Advent!

John's Island said...

Hi Jan, Your recipes are tempting indeed. :-) I love the variety of ingredients. Compliments to you on the overall appearance of your blog … really nice and organized. Thank you for sharing. Hope all is well with you and yours. Take good care and have a good rest of the week. John

My name is Erika. said...

I like these ideas. In the US Christmas cakes aren't a big thing, but I would like to make one this year.

Christine said...

So yummy!

Margaret D said...

Looking good.
Not a good cake eater here.

L said...


eileeninmd said...

The cakes all look yummy. Thanks for sharing!
Take care, have a great day!

Inger said...

I love the clementine almond cake and I will copy it and try to make it some day. I don't bake at all because I have type 1 diabetes, but after finding this blog, now it looks like I can. Thank you, this is great.

Teresa said...

Las recetas se ven muy bien. Besos.

Margarida Pires said...

Boa tarde Eddie!
Que deliciosas receitas!
Um grande abracinho!
Megy MaiaπŸŽ€πŸŽ„πŸŽ€

JFM said...

Each one looks and sounds delicious πŸŽπŸŽ„☕

CJ Kennedy said...

These look so delicious said...

They all look good.

sandy said...

orange and gingerbread sounds great.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OMGoodness, Jan. That first cake is perfect. I love cheesecake and I love gingerbread. This sounds like something I would LOVE. I'm not a fan of fruitcake, but I actually think I might like this, because it doesn't have all that horrible citron in it. I'll pass on the last one. I've got enough sweetness in the first two!

Hootin Anni said...

For some reason the comment link in your newest post isn't was an excellent, informative post! Dealing with stress in a "normal" holiday season is trying for some.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hootin' Anni said...
For some reason the comment link in your newest post isn't was an excellent, informative post! Dealing with stress in a "normal" holiday season is trying for some.

Hello Anni
Many thanks for your comment, which I copied and pasted on the newer post.

I think it was a blogger glitch ...

All the best Jan

Jeanie said...

That clementine almond cake looks especially good to me. Methinks you and Eddie will be eating well this Christmas!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

These all sound so good, Jan! I wish I could taste each one.

Shari Burke said...

Bill loves fruitcake. Every year, our daughter and I would search, often in vain, for a fruitcake to get Bill for Christmas (this was when we were still in the US). Once Bill and I moved to Ireland, we saw fruitcake everywhere! I have never had it.

Debbie said...

i never met a fruitcake i loved!!! the other cakes look awesome, clementine/orange cake, that's one i would like!!!

Conniecrafter said...

the combination in that cheesecake sounds interesting :)

DMS said...

This sounds tasty! :)

RO said...

Such yummy ideas for desserts to fit the season, and I say throw in a few shots of rum to anything to make it even more fun!(lol) Thanks so much, and sending lots of hugs, RO

Magic Love Crow said...

Ohhhhh...I love these all Jan! Thank you so much! Big Hugs!