Light and Healthy Chocolate Cheesecake with Sliced Fresh Strawberries

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This is another lightened creation by our favorite fitness guru!  For this challenge we sent her a link to one of Epicurious‘ most popular recipes, their Deep Dark Chocolate Cheesecake.  Her task?  To make it healthier, lighter in calories, but just as delicious.

Here’s Charli’s creation, our own Light Deep Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with only 200 calories per slice!  It’s also super easy to make and perfect for a any special occasion or party. Top it with sliced fresh berries in season like strawberries or raspberries instead of the whipped cream and chocolate topping on the Epicurious cheesecake cake.  You won’t miss it and the berries will make the chocolate sing!

Light Deep Dark Chocolate Cheesecake
Chocolate cookies crumbs can be found in the baking isle. If your store doesn't carry them, Oreo cookies work as well.
Type: Dessert
Yield: 18
Prep Time: 
Cooking Time: 
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  • 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (approx 15 cookies)
  • 1 tbsp Smart Balance Butter, melted
  • 6 cups fat-free ricotta
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 oz 70% cocoa dark chocolate curls
  • Fresh berries in season for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Mix cookie crumbs with butter and press into bottom of 9x13" springform baking pan.
  3. In mixing bowl, whip the ricotta until smooth.
  4. Add sugar, vanilla, sour cream, and cocoa powder and continue whipping until incorporated
  5. Pour batter on to crust and bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Cool completely on wire rack, then refrigerate overnight.
  7. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces before serving
Serving Size: 1/182005g27g1g10g


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