Lighter Chocolate Cheesecake


Lighter Chocolate Cheesecake

EDR Lighter Chocolate Cheesecake
10 Min
55 Min

What could make this already great tasting Lighter Chocolate Cheesecake any more decadent, while staying within the guidelines of our healthy meal plan? Garnish it with a few fresh strawberries or raspberries. Wow! Wow!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 (16-ounce) container reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

What to Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well. Press into a 10-inch springform pan, covering the bottom and sides. Chill while preparing the filling.

  3. In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese and 1 cup sugar with an electric beater. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and the cocoa; mix well, then pour into the chilled crust.

  4. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until firm. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. (Leave the oven on.)

  5. In a medium bowl, with a spoon, mix the sour cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until well combined. Spread over the top of the cheesecake and bake for 5 minutes. Let cool, then refrigerate overnight before serving.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 16

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 281
  • Calories from Fat 148
  • Total Fat 16g 25 %
  • Saturated Fat 9.2g 46 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 7.7g 15 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 89mg 30 %
  • Sodium 312mg 13 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 27g 9 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3 %
  • Sugars 19g 0 %

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Made this but substituted sugar-free sweetened condensed milk for sugar and one egg and it was really good. Lowered the carb intake too

That's a ton of sugar for a diabetic recipe!

19 grams is the amount of sugar in one serving of the cheesecake. You could substitute SPLENDA for the 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of sugar in the recipe, which would lower both the sugar and calorie count of each serving. As it stands now, 19g of sugar per serving is not that much per serving. Our recipes follow the nutrition guidelines of the ADA, which recommends 60g or less of carbs per meal, which includes sugar.

19 grams of sugar is a whole lot of sugar for a diabetic, do you mean splenda?


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