Allulose Caramelized Keto Cheesecake



I have been trying many different sweeteners in recipes for over 10 years. Almost none acts like the newcomer Allulose. Some become completely unstable, some even become very unstable that it turns into a different substance. With allulose, I have been successful more often, not always, but definitely more.

Of course, in choosing allulose the most important reason is taste. It tastes like sugar. There are other advantages of using Allulose which you can read in my blog post comparing Allulose and other sweeteners.

One obvious tweak when using allulose is to use more as it is less sweet. Even types of sugar like cane sugar and beet sugar have different sweetness levels, with cane sugar being sweeter. People also overcome this issue by adding another sweetener with high sweetness levels like monk fruit or stevia. Once you add one of these,  the aftertaste will be present so it kinda defeats the purpose of using allulose IMO.


Allulose in Baking

Allulose browns like sugar, but in high temperatures of ovens, it will brown much faster. To remedy this situation, adjusting the oven temperature down helps almost always, for cookies reduce it from if the recipe calls for 350 to 300. For cakes, 350 to 325 should be good but covering the top of the cake loosely with parchment paper or aluminum will prevent the top from burning. Don't worry about the inside of your cookie or cake bake well, it will since allulose retains heat more than sugar. Always know your oven though, they all have individual characters.

The second important point is that, in baked goods like biscotti, scones, etc,  Allulose won't yield the desirable texture by itself. I had success using inulin and have been trying ingredients that are more readily found in household kitchens. Of course, if you're not keto dieting or your diet allows using carb-rich starches it is a different story. My goal is to keep it low carb and if possible low calorie.

But in cakes, it is better than sugar I kid you not. It makes the cake fluffier and lighter. Very very good choice to bake cakes. Just sub sugar 1 to 1 1/2 or 1 and 1/4, adjust the temperature as described above, and might want to cover the top to keep it browning too much.


Allulose in Cheesecake Making - A shout-out !!

This is heaven and the best choice for making cheesecake. If you love Burnt Basque (or San Sebastian) cheesecake, you're in luck. It was a very pleasant surprise when I first make cheesecake with allulose. So if you don't cover the top of your cheesecake, it will brown. 


Allulose in Making Frostings, Puddings, Jams, etc 

Basically, just adjust the taste by increasing the amount of allulose. No surprises here. Even when your frosting calls for candy-making temperature tricks. Actually, allulose here performs better than sugar. It doesn't crystallize like sugar making it easier to work with. You can get 230F faster with allulose so just watch the temperature if you are making keto candy.

I make marshmallows with allulose and I like it better, actually, I don't even use more allulose in replacing sugar if I am to use the marshmallow as frosting.

Caramelizing Allulose - Another shout-out!!!

Yes, it does caramelize really nicely. Just watch it you caramelize it since timing is a little different than sugar. Somehow with allulose, it doesn't gradually get darker. It doesn't change color until you get bored and look away then it quickly burns. So don't let it fool you and just watch it, once it starts to change color, turn the heat off.
Tastewise, it tastes exactly like good old caramel. 
Check out the recipe for ALLULOSE CARAMELIZED NUTS.
Check out the recipe for KETO CARAMEL LAYERED DESSERT.


Allulose in Ice Cream and Sorbet Making

Works exactly like sugar but you should definitely use more. It could be personal preference but it feels like allulose tastes even less sweet when frozen. Some other sweeteners like erythritol work fine in ice cream as its cooling effect fits well.  However, I think allulose works better with chocolate ice cream and caramel ice cream. Check out my Instagram page for ALLULOSE SORBET ICE CREAM.

Where to buy Allulose? 

Allulose is not available in Europe. While it is getting popular in the U.S., it is not easy to find Allulose in brick-and-mortar stores like Walmart and Target in most states. Allulose is available in various online stores like Amazon and Goalz Allulose Shop. One thing to pay attention to when buying Allulose for baking is checking out the ingredients first. Some brands add fillers to make Allulose measure 1 to 1 with sugar. However, it is always better to buy pure Allulose and arrange the amount yourself. Goalz Powdered Allulose is very fine with a granule mesh size between 60 and 80. This makes it perfect for most uses such as confectionery and baking. 

Purchase Goalz fine Allulose with no fillers here: SHOP ALLULOSE

Purchase Goalz Allulose Sweetened Baking Chips: SHOP ALLULOSE CHOCOLATE CHIPS

Purchase Goalz Allulose Sweetened Chocolates: SHOP ALLULOSE CHOCOLATES 



  • Linda Jones

    how can I find you on instagram?

  • Jacqulyn DiAVonti

    I’d love to access your recipes, but I don’t do Instagram. Do you have a Youtube channel?

  • Lisa

    This article is just what I needed! I am curious about the modified wheat starch though. Do you know what it’s called or how much to use?

  • Michelle

    Hi Stephanie,
    You are right, allulose loves to pull moisture from wherever it can. About % 15 more than regular sugar, this is very helpful in recipes that favor gooey texture. However gooeness is not desirable for many cakes and some cookies and there are several factors to achieve that crumbly texture. If you are not doing Keto, the simplest solution is to add, gasp, :D corn starch. Add 1 teaspoon or so to a cup of allulose and you’re good to go. Think of it like making confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar) from table sugar.
    If you are keen on carbs, on the other hand, and restricting them severely, one option is using whey protein isolate or even coconut flour, both have some drying effect on the dough which is helpful. They will change the taste though.

    There’s a modified wheat starch with minimal net carbohydrates, I believe it is not available for purchase in small quantities. It does what corn starch does to a recipe. You would see it in many keto food items like low carb tortillas and cookies. no-one is selling it to my knowledge, for whatever the reason. It probably won’t work for you though, since it contains very small amount of gluten as it is impossible to remove gluten completely from wheat.

  • Stephanie Jordan

    I’m very frustrated with my attempts to use allulose in baking. I can’t use the erithritol which is in most products so I have to use straight allulose. The insides of cakes are gooey and don’t cook through. I’m also using gluten free flour. Any suggestions?

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