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chocolate cheesecake

Russian Chocolate Cheesecake

Healthy Russian chocolate cheesecake with moist chocolate base, creamy cheesecake and little chocolate bunnies on top.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine german
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 158 kcal


  • baking pan with 9 inches diameter


for the chocolate dough

  • 70 g unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 cup wohle grain spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp baking cacoa
  • 20 g vegan protein powder chocolate flavor alternatively 1/8 cup more flour and 1 tsp more cocoa
  • 1 oz butter room temperature
  • 1/8 cup erythritol alternatively stevia, coconut blossom sugar or another sweetener of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch of salt

for the cheesecake batter

  • 1 cup fat free greek yoghurt
  • 3/4 cup yoghurt 3,8% fat
  • 1/2 cup fat reduced cream cheese about 10% fat
  • 1/2 cup erythritol
  • vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup starch


  • Preheat the oven to 275°F / 140°C top/bottom heat.
  • For the cheesecake mixture, first put the erythritol in a blender and blend briefly to make "powdered sugar". Then mix the low-fat curd, yogurt, cream cheese, the starch and a little vanilla flavoring with a hand mixer, add the "powdered sugar", mix and set aside.
  • For the chocolate dough, mix the solid ingredients together. Then add the egg, apple pulp and the butter and mix with a hand mixer until a crumbly dough forms.
  • Press about 2/3 of the chocolate dough to the bottom of the mold with wet hands, creating a smooth bottom. (If you are not using a silicone mold, be sure to grease the mold with a little butter or baking release spray before doing this). Then spread the cheesecake mixture evenly on top.
  • Roll out the remaining third of the dough on the floured work surface, cut out small bunnies or similar with a cookie cutter and spread them on the cake. Alternatively, simply use your hands to tear off small pieces of dough, flatten and place on top of the cake.
  • Bake the cake for about 50 minutes. The cheesecake may not look quite set after this, but this will change once it has cooled out. I would not leave it in the oven longer than 50 to 55 minutes. After the baking time, let the cake cool briefly before removing it from the pan and letting it cool on a cooling rack or oven rack for at least another 2 hours. It is best to put the cake in the fridge for an hour before serving, it tastes best that way.


Nutritional values per serving (1/8 of the total cake):
  • calories: 158 kcal
  • fat: 5 g
  • carbohydrates: 15,9 g
  • protein: 11.5 g


Calories: 158kcal
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