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light chocolate cheesecake

Recipe by
Marti Green
Port Orchard, WA

This light chocolate cheesecake is my good go-to for craving a chocolate dessert without the guilt. This is rich and creamy, full of flavor. If you’re a chocolate lover, you will love it. Losing 95 lbs. was tough, I have managed to maintain my weight for 9 years, but staying there is even tougher. I enjoy sharing my recipes to help others who love tasty foods and want to maintain a healthy lifestyle and can enjoy without the guilt.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 8 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For light chocolate cheesecake

  • 1 c
    Fage fat free yogurt
  • 1 c
    lite cream cheese softened
  • 2 lg
  • 3/4 c
    Swerve confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder or unsweetened black cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make light chocolate cheesecake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare a 7 1/2 inches wide by 2 inches deep cheesecake pan, by buttering the bottom and all sides. Then line the bottom with parchment paper and butter the parchment paper on the bottom again.
  • 2
    Add all ingredients to a mixer until smooth.
  • 3
    Pour into the prepared cheesecake pan and bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Some ovens are hotter than others, so cooking time may vary, so test the center with a toothpick to check if it comes out clean, do not overcook. I put my cheesecake on a cookie sheet to make it easy to remove from the oven.
  • 4
    Optional This dessert is not over-sweet, you can add more sweetener if you want a little sweeter. I used black cocoa powder because I love dark chocolate. I found black cocoa powder on Amazon; all brands are good. Serve with light whipped cream and or fruit of your choice. I loved this with a glass of dry red wine or just a cup of coffee. It's rich and moist so a small slice will satisfy that sweet chocolate craving without the guilt.