German Chocolate Cheesecake (Low Fat and Low Sugar)

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“My husband loves German chocolate cake and cheesecake, but is a diabetic, so I wanted to find something special for his birthday. It was a hit. Even our friends who want nothing to do with low fat anything love this cheesecake. Easy sustitutes like cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, Egg Beaters and Splenda help make this a healthier version.”
1hr 25mins
1 cheesecake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F; Place a pan 1/3 full of water on bottom shelf, in the oven.
  2. For crust mix together in a 9” spring form pan chocolate graham cracker crumbs, cocoa, 1/4 cup Splenda, and 4 Tbls Smart Balance for crust and press mixture across the bottom and about one inch up the sides. Place pan in refrigerator while mixing the filling.
  3. To prepare filling melt chocolate and set aside. Blend cottage cheese in food processer until silky smooth and there are no lumps (hint, go an extra 2-3 minutes longer once you think all of the lumps are gone). In large mixing bowl combine, cottage cheese, cream cheese, 1/3 cup Splenda, yogurt and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat with a mixer until smooth. Add flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, blending well after each addition. Add Egg Beaters and melted chocolate. Blend well. Pour into crust. Place cheesecake on center shelf in the oven. Bake 10 minutes without opening oven door at 425 degrees;. Reduce oven to 225 degrees; and continue baking 35-45 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven. With knife loosen sides and cool completely. Chill overnight before adding topping.
  4. For topping melt Smart Balance in small saucepan. Stir in 3/4 cup Splenda, evaporated milk and 1/4 cup Egg Beaters. Cook and stir over low heat about 10 minutes or till thickened. Take off heat and stir in coconut and pecans. Spread topping over cake. Garnish with 1/3 cup coconut, pecan halves. Drizzle melted semisweet chocolate over top if desired. Keep refrigerated.

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