Cheesecake is a beloved dessert around the world. Very first cheesecake was made in Greece. In Greece, cheesecake was considered to be a good source of energy, and it was served to athletes during the first Olympic games. Greek brides and grooms were also known to use cheesecake as a wedding cake. The simple ingredients of flour, wheat, honey and cheese were formed into a cake and baked – a far cry from the more complicated recipes available today!
Of course, no story of cheesecake is complete without delving into the origins of the New York style cheesecake. The Classic New York style cheesecake is served with just the cake – no fruit, chocolate or caramel is served on the top or on the side. This famously smooth-tasting cake gets its signature flavor from extra egg yolks in the cream cheese cake mix.
Today each region of the world has own ingredients and recipes. Greeks use mizithra or feta, while Italians use ricotta cheese or mascarpone. Japanese use a combination of cornstarch and egg whites, while Germans prefer cottage cheese. Also, there are specialty cheesecakes that include seafood, blue cheese, tofu or spicy chilies. However, there are the base for cheesecake of ingredients - cheese, wheat and sweetener.
Have you ever came back home from store with unplanned cheesecake, cause you have to check if it tastes as good as it looks. And that disappointed moment when you take a first bite... Too sweet.. Too fat.. those cakes are full of sugar and preservatives. It took a while for me to find my own recipe as it was so hard to find cheesecake I would love. Therefore, KETO diet has made huge impact here as I love desserts and it was such an amazing experience to try recipes of cheesecakes.
Mascarpone has been main ingredient in Italian kitchen desserts because of it's rich flavor and buttery. Therefore, mascarpone cheese is super creamy and you would not find lumps in it. This cheese is rich, creamy, naturally sweet and a bit tangy Italian cheese.
I always find the most exciting recipes of desserts. With KETO diet I found a lot of ways to make desserts easily and quickly. By saying easily and quickly I really mean it. As you know cheesecake could be categorized into two basic types: baked and unbaked. For sure I am going to introduce you with unbaked one. Here I would like to share with you KETO Mascarpone Cake recipe. Best thing about this recipe is that ingredients are so simple to find, you probably already have it at home if you are following KETO diet. The recipe contains of Mascarpone cheese, cream, coconut or almond flour, butter, sweetener and gelatin. Do not forget to take some berries for topping!