Say hello to the ultimate smooth and luxuriously creamy healthy cheesecake.
This. is. what. dreams. are. made. of.
Lighter and creamier than Cheesecake Factory ? with a third of the calories and sugar!
I figured today?my birthday?is the perfect time to share one of my own personal favorite recipes. When I say this healthy cheesecake is good, you know it has to be really good? because I do not take my cheesecake lightly. I?m exceedingly selective when it comes to good cheesecake!
So many cheesecake recipes out there are not only way too sweet (seriously, a cup and a half of sugar in a cheesecake is too much!) but also too firm. The perfect cheesecake should never be overpowered by sugar, and every creamy bite should absolutely MELT in your mouth.
I ate my birthday cheesecake in my pajamas.
Happy birthday, indeed!
Can we talk about the sugar for a minute"
It?s called cheese cake for a reason. Many cheesecake recipes call for such a large quantity of sugar that the bold and savory cheese flavor is lost and sugar ends up being the only thing you taste. If I wanted to eat something that tasted like sugar, I would skip the cheesecake and eat a bowl of frosting. (Not that eating a bowl of frosting isn?t also delicious in its own right?)
Sugar was the first thing I knew I could slash when it came to creating a healthier cheesecake recipe. I started by researching traditional cheesecake recipes to get a feel for how much sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, and other basic ingredients usually go into cheesecake. And then I played around quite a bit. A lot goes into my recipe creations! With this particular cheesecake recipe, I also knew I wanted to omit all the heavy cream called for in traditional cheesecake recipes and replace it with something much healthier. Since cheesecake should have a subtle tang to begin with, I came up with the idea to use yogurt, and it worked perfectly! Also left out were the eggs normally found in cheesecake recipes, which too...