Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Greek Yogurt Raspberry Cheesecake



I don't think that there has been a time in my life when someone asked me "would you like cheesecake?" and I said no. I don't have that self control. If anything sweet is presented in front of me, I will gobble it down in seconds flat.

But why? Why must cheesecake be made with such unhealthy ingredients? If only it was made out of broccoli and spinach, and still taste delicious.




Now this cheesecake is made with yogurt. Greek yogurt to be precise. It's not broccoli and spinach, but heck, it's close enough.




What can I say about this other than it's fantastic! It has a lighter taste to it than cheesecake, but that certainly does not take away from the flavor. And it has raspberries on top! See, this thing is trying so hard to be healthy, it would be a shame if you didn't make it.





Adapted from EatLiveRun
What you'll need:

Crust:
 -2 cups graham cracker crumbs
-1/2 cup butter, melted
-2 tablespoons white sugar

Cake:
-2 cups plain Greek yogurt
-2/3 cup white sugar
-pinch of salt
-2 eggs
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1 teaspoon cornstarch
+raspberries, fresh


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
    2.   Spray a 10-inch springform pan with cooking spray and set aside.
    3.   In a medium bowl, combine the crust ingredients until fully incorporated. Press into the the bottom of the prepared springform oan and 1 inch up the sides. Bake for 8 minutes and remove to cool slightly.
    4.   In a blender or a food processor, combine the yogurt, sugar, salt, eggs, vanilla and cornstarch and blend until smooth.
    5.   Pour the filling into the baked and slightly cooled crust and bake (at 350˚F) for 35 minutes. The cheesecake should be jiggly in the centre but look done.
    6.   Let the cheesecake cool, then arrange the raspberries on top of the cake. Chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours before taking it out of the springform pan.


You might also like:
Buttermilk Raspberry Almond Cake 
Mini Oreo Cheesecake 
Strawberry Cranberry Smoothie 

16 comments:

  1. I love this! I made it once but tried making my own crust which didn't work out too well. I need to do this again... Your cheesecake looks very lovely!

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  2. Yum! Now this is a cheesecake I would definitely try! Love Greek yogurt!

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  3. I am too a cheesecake fan! Yours with fresh raspberries look divine!

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  4. Beautiful and delicious cheesecake.

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  5. A cake with only yoghurt and eggs, no cream?? I have to try this sometime!

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  6. That is so pretty and such a drool-worthy cheesecake ! Yup , that yogurt version is way better than my fave high-calorie version ! :D

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  7. Love the pops of color from the raspberries!

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  8. What an awesomely good cheesecake!

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  9. That's beautiful! Wish I can have a slice now.....mmmm. Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you have a great day! MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  10. I LOVE that this is made with greek yogurt!! Looks amazing!

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  11. this looks wonderful.. i would really like to try out this healthier "cheesecake" ^^

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  12. I've never made a cheesecake without the cheese but now I have to give it a try because this looks so good! By the way...I love how you arranged the raspberries on top!

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  13. i just realised that it's made without cream cheese! Thanks for sharing this yogurt version of cheesecake. It looks divine, yes, me too like you will not say no to any cheesecakes. Infact just had one yesterday at a cafe, green tea cheesecake :)

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  14. Hi my dear! Now I've always been a fan of cheesecakes too! but last time I tried making one with Greek Yogurt and Cottage Cheese. It tasted so bad I just wanted to throw it all out. I'm glad yours turned out so well though! I'll definitely bookmark this and try it sometime when Greek Yogurt goes on sale in Superstore! :)
    xoxo
    Sammie

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  15. Yeah, I think Greek yogurt can substitute for broccoli and spinach, too. ;-) Actually this is a pretty good looking cheesecake, and healthier than the usual. Definitely worth trying - thankis.

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  16. your cake looks stunning ^^ can't believe it's made with greek yogurt and no cream cheese! i must try this soon!

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