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Chocolate-Topped Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate-Topped Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

Creamy and airy, this gorgeous dessert is the perfect special something for a summer dinner party. I love the mix of smooth strawberry cheesecake and crumbly chocolate crust—and how elegant it looks on the table. —Kathy Berger, Dry Ridge, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 9 whole crackers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1/2 cup chocolate ice cream topping
  • 1 cup quartered fresh strawberries


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix cracker crumbs and butter; press onto bottom and 1 in. up sides of a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet. Bake until set, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved; remove from heat.
  • 3. Hull strawberries if necessary; puree in a food processor. Remove to a bowl. Add cream cheese, cottage cheese and sugar substitute to food processor; process until smooth. While processing, gradually add gelatin mixture. Add pureed strawberries; process until blended. Transfer to a large bowl; fold in 2 cups whipped topping. Pour into crust. Refrigerate, covered, until set, 2-3 hours.
  • 4. Loosen sides of cheesecake with a knife; remove rim. To serve, top with chocolate topping, remaining whipped topping and quartered strawberries. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 244 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 464mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Reviews for Chocolate-Topped Strawberry Cheesecake

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reneeh2010 User ID: 4264909 226076
Reviewed May. 8, 2015

"Can you use 3/4 of real sugar with this recipe????"

DrPharmwife User ID: 6229337 218361
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Question: How many strawberries do I put in the food processer? All 12, than have extra strawberries for garnish? Thank you! It looks beautiful, can't wait to try it :)"

doylescott User ID: 7230721 150628
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"I made this strawberry cheesecake and it was for a friends birthday. he said he did not want to cut it couse they would eat it. I told him I would make him an other one. he said OK. I THINK IT WOULD BE A 10 STAR."

myrakk User ID: 6683340 167085
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"This cheesecake is light and fluffy absolutely delicious"

m12k4 User ID: 7137624 165704
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"excellent recipe!!"

perrault User ID: 2351583 126363
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"This was excellent, I and the family loved it."

Neeneeskitchen User ID: 7475892 170149
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Loved this recipe."

sweetlilly46 User ID: 7230739 68136
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"iwant arecape for cholatecheespie"

TJKCW User ID: 7187579 68135
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"Tip:(dipping strawberry) take off the green leafy part before dipping to the chocolate!!!

:) :) :) :)
p.s. i have not made yet :(
:) :) :) :)"

habreese User ID: 5397862 104658
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"I've already made this recipe 3 times in 3 weeks and everyone is so impressed and loveing it."

kristina4 User ID: 6117749 95814
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

"I loved how it was a very light cheesecake and was very easy to make! My whole family enjoyed it and didn't even last a whole day in my house. I would for sure make this again!"

GooFan User ID: 2452423 164861
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"This recipe looks amazing. Planning on bringing to labor day party this year."

revjoannrom828 User ID: 2607533 167084
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"I was actually dissappointed with this cake. I didn't think it had enough cheesecake flavor to it. I enjoy fluffy cheesecakes, but this one just didn't hit the mark for me."

Latara User ID: 5846889 170148
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"I love this recipe I thing it should be on every station exept nick,disney channel and cartoon network"

alyciama User ID: 5270753 167083
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"This was fabulous! I made this for my fiance's birthday since he LOVES cheesecake. Since I have been watching my caloric intake it was perfect! While the texture is not like that of a "normal" cheesecake, it is more mousse-like, it still tastes fabulous!

My parents requested that I make this for Thanksgiving, substituting the strawberry for pumpkin and the chocolate crust for regular Graham Crackers. Can't wait to try it!"

skookie User ID: 3562129 95813
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2010

"I made this for my brothers birthday which is on the 13th of February. He told me I out did myself on this one. With the left over chocolate I made swirls over the top and gave it a decorative look. It was delicious. I am counting calories and I was able to fit this into my daily limit."

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