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Marvelous Mocha Cheesecake

Marvelous Mocha CheesecakeA sweet, chocolate wafer crust is the base for a delectable, creamy chocolate filling.

Recipe Ingredients:

44 reduced-fat chocolate wafers, crushed
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
3 (8-ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 teaspoons instant espresso crystals
2 (0.55 ounce) packages Sugar-Free Swiss Miss Instant Cocoa Mix

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Mix crust ingredients together, and press into a 9-inch springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
  3. Reset oven temperature to 325°F (160°C).
  4. Beat cream cheese and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener together until well mixed and smooth. Add eggs, egg whites, cornstarch and salt. Mix until smooth. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix until well blended.
  5. Measure 1/2 cup of the cheesecake batter and pour into a small bowl. Add instant espresso crystals and cocoa mix. Stir until well combined.
  6. Pour half of plain batter over crust. Top with half of the coffee batter by placing rounded spoonfuls over the cheesecake batter. Gently swirl the coffee batter into plain batter with the tip of knife or spatula. Repeat with remaining batters.
  7. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven and gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cheesecake (this helps prevent cracking). Let cool 20 to 25 minutes before covering and placing in the refrigerator. Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours or overnight before serving.

Makes 16 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Calories 200 | Calories from Fat 120 | Fat 13g (sat 8g) | Cholesterol 65mg | Sodium 270mg | Carbohydrates 14g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 4g | Protein 7g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.