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Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake Recipe

Kathy Shan of Toledo, Ohio shares this lovely, light cheesecake with an ambrosial chocolate topping that even Cupid couldn’t resist.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup crushed chocolate wafers (20 cookies)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled

Directions

  • 1. Line a strainer with four layers of cheesecloth or one coffee filter; place over a bowl. Place cottage cheese in strainer; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • 2. Coat the bottom and sides of a 9-in. springform pan with cooking spray; press cookie crumbs onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides. Place pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan; set aside.
  • 3. Transfer cottage cheese to a food processor (discard liquid from bowl); cover and process for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. Add the cream cheese, sugar and salt; cover and process until smooth.
  • 4. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the vanilla, eggs and egg white just until smooth. Reserve 1 cup of batter; pour remaining batter into prepared pan. Combine the reserved batter with melted chocolate; stir until smooth. Drop by spoonfuls over plain batter; cut through with a knife to swirl.
  • 5. Place springform pan in a larger baking pan; add 1 in. of boiling water to larger pan. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 186 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 262 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.