Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe

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Your valentine will fall in love with this sweet treat from our Test Kitchen. Each silky smooth slice is topped with juicy raspberries and a drizzle of white chocolate, making it an attractive finish to a special meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 ounce white candy coating

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 227 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine cracker crumbs and margarine; press onto the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, in a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add the semisweet chocolate; stir until melted.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar substitute and sugar until smooth. Gradually add the chocolate mixture and cocoa. Beat in vanilla. Pour into crust; refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  4. Arrange raspberries on top of cheesecake. In a microwave, melt white candy coating; stir until smooth. Drizzle or pipe over berries. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake in Light & Tasty February/March 2003, p14

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mkbauerle User ID: 1947669 122757
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"My whole family loved this cheesecake. It is a bit softer than regular cheesecake, but it was easy to put together and tasted great. This is a nice lower sugar cheesecake, which my diabetic dad really appreciated. No one else noticed it was lower sugar. It was a yummy Valentine's Day treat!"

lmarryat User ID: 1273073 45979
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2008

"I love Cheesecake and Chocolate. I made this for Valentines Day and I'm sad to say that after 1 piece this went in the trash! I think the combination of artifical sweetner and chocolate was too much. The only thing I tasted was the splenda."

grannyj71 User ID: 1980113 118625
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2008

"My question also?"

debcal1946 User ID: 2666456 61513
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2008

"the recipe sounds good, but just out of curiosity, why are we using both sugar and sugar substitute?"

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