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Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

A Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake made with nonfat Greek yogurt makes for guilt-free sweet dessert.

Makes 8 servings 

These cheesecakes are a staple in my weightless journey. Be sure to check out these other flavors as well:

White Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake

Mocha Chocolate Cheesecake

Plain Jane Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

White Chocolatier Cheesecake 

How did this Low Point Cheesecake came to be?

Creamy rich cheesecake has always been a favorite of mine. In fact instead of birthday cake-I always prefer having cheesecake as my birthday dessert.  I just love the  rich, decadent dense, smooth, and creamy consistency it has.

 After being a WW ( Weight Watchers) member for so many years,  I was determined to create a cheesecake recipe that would curb my craving for cheesecake without having to use my weekly points for.  I needed an alternative to the full fat cheesecake that I could enjoy weekly rather than on special occasions.  I created this Low Point Cheesecake recipe just a few months after the Freestyle Program announced the new zero point foods which included eggs and non fat plain Greek yogurt. I spent months developing what I feel is the BEST alternative to cheesecake you’ll find that is low in points.  To keep it low in points-I deicide to make it crustless. Now, you can add a crust if you desire. But-what I really love about this cheesecake recipe is that it’s low in calories, low in points, but high in protein, and makes for a delicious guilt free dessert.

What Ingredients do I use to make this Cheesecake?

  • Non Fat Greek Yogurt:The non fat Greek yogurt is the main ingredient for this cheesecake. It is used as a cream cheese substitute that is usually found in a classic cheesecake recipe. I recommend using a thick non fat Greek yogurt-Fage or Chobani are both great brands. They are super thick-which is exactly what you want. The thicker the yogurt, the better the texture will be for this cheesecakes. The one thing to keep in mind is that all yogurt contains whey.

Have you have ever opened a container of yogurt and have notice a thin layer of clear liquid is sitting on top?  That liquid is known as whey. Whey is rich in milk-protein and can also contain some of the milk’s nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D. Since yogurt tends to carry a lot of whey, you may notice the whey sitting on top of the cheesecake after it has chilled in the fridge for 12 hours. Let me reassure you..this is normal..and that “whey” or liquid will eventually evaporate after a few days. You can place a sheet of parchment paper over the top of the cheesecake which will help absorb some of the whey. 

  • Sugar Free Pudding:The sugar free pudding is used as a thickening agent and gives these low point cheesecake flavor. The non fat Greek Yogurt and the sugar free pudding are used as an alternative for cream cheese that is used to make the full fat cheesecakes. When the pudding is combined with the non fat Greek Yogurt and eggs it makes the texture nice and thick. You may substitute the sugar free Jell-o pudding for regular. The point value may vary with this substitution.
  • Eggs:These low point cheesecakes rely on eggs for their thickening power. Thickening will occur when raw egg proteins unwind and link together, which is what happens when eggs cook. If you are watching your cholesterol; you may substitute the whole eggs for egg whites, but you’ll need 6 egg whites instead of 3 whole eggs.
  • Sweetener: For this cheesecake I use Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener to sweeten the cheesecake. This is my recommended sugar substitute. Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener is a zero glycemic, zero calorie and all natural sugar substitute. It is by far the best tasting sugar alternative and has zero aftertaste or gritty texture like some of the sugar alternatives have.

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What do I bake my cheesecake in?

 I use this 9-inch Springform pan.  You can also use a 9-inch pie dish if you wish.

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups plain fat free Greek yogurt or on fat plain yogurt ( I recommend Chobani or Fage)
  • 1 (1 oz.) small box instant sugar free/fat free chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 1/2  Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp zero point white granulated sugar substitute ( I prefer Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In mixing bowl add eggs, sugar substitute and extract & mix well using a wire whisk.
  3. Then add yogurt and dry pudding. min. Whisk well.
  4. Pour into a lightly greased with non stick cooking spray pie dish or springform pan. I used a 9 inch springform pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. ( It may look jiggly but once it’s chilled, it will set.)
  6. Let it cool for about 15-20 min before covering it with plastic wrap
  7. Let it chill overnight in the refrigerator.
  • You can substitute regular instant pudding mix for the sugar free pudding mix, for additional points.
  • It can take up to 12 hours for the texture and flavor to completely set in. The longer it chills the better it tastes.
  • Store in refrigerator on a paper plate & cover with a paper towel and then plastic wrap to help absorb moisture for up to a week.
  • Freeze for up to a month in an airtight container
  • Toppings are extra points.

Makes 8 servings 

1-2 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan.

The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

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Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

A low point chocolate fudge cheesecake made with Greek yogurt makes for guilt-free sweet dessert.

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt or nonfat plain yogurt ( I recommend Fage or Chobani)
  • 1  (1 oz.) small box instant sugar free/fat free chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp zero point white granulated sugar substitute

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In mixing bowl add eggs, sugar substitute and extract & mix well using a wire whisk.
  3. Then add yogurt, & dry pudding mix. Whisk well.
  4. Pour into a lightly greased with non stick cooking spray pie dish or springform pan. I used a 9 inch springform pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. ( It may look jiggly but once it’s chilled, it will set.)
  6. Let it cool for about 15-20 min before covering it with plastic wrap
  7. Let it chill overnight in the refrigerator.

Makes 8 servings 

1-2 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

  1. You can substitute regular instant pudding mix for the sugar free pudding mix, for additional points.
  2. It can take up to 12 hours for the texture and flavor to completely set in. The longer it chills the better it tastes.
  3. Store in refrigerator on a paper plate & cover with a paper towel and then plastic wrap to help absorb moisture for up to a week.
  4. Freeze for up to a month in an airtight container
  5. Toppings are extra points. 

Smartpoints: GREEN: 2 SmartPoints per serving or 2 servings for 5 SmartPoints BLUE: 1 SmartPoint per serving or 2 servings for 1 SmartPoint PURPLE: 1 SmartPoint per serving or 2 servings for 1 SmartPoint 

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Nutrition Information

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8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 89Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 74mgSodium 208mgCarbohydrates 13gNet Carbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 8g

The point values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients I used for the recipe using the WW app and can vary depending on ingredients used.

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Pat

Thursday 4th of February 2021

I am on a low carb diet. Can you tell me how many carbs per serving are in this chocolate cheesecake? Thank you!

Lindsay Kehl

Friday 5th of February 2021

Hi Pat

You bet. The nutritional info can be found at the very bottom of each recipe card. The net carbs for this cheesecake per serving is 12 grams

Thank you

Cathy

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Thank you for your delicious recipes, I use them frequently! I do have a question on this one. At the bottom of the recipe you list point value for Blue and Purple as 1 smart point for 1 serving and 2 servings for 1 smart point. Since this is Zero Point Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake is this a typing error and should read 0 smart Point per serving? Thank you for being such a positive influence in my journey.

Lindsay Kehl

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Hi Cathy

Thank you so much for the amazing support. I'm so happy to hear you're enjoying the recipes. Yes, there was an error. My apologies, with the recent ww app updated. The app is rounding up the point value. And although the recipe per serving is less than 1 point per serving- the app is now rounding it up to 1 point on the blue/purple plan.

I have since updated the top of the recipe point value to reflect the change-so yes-at the bottom of the recipe is the correct point value.

Thanks again for reaching out!! I truly appreciate it! Here's to your amazing success!

Susan

Sunday 12th of April 2020

My cheesecake came out a good bit lighter in color than the one pictured. The only thing I used that was different was the brand of sweetener and it was still a granulated one. I haven’t tasted it yet but it’s supposed to be for Easter. Any thoughts?

Taylor Black

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

I’ve made it and it’s delicious while still being light on calories!

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