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6 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
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Mini Cocoa Swirl Cheesecakes

A low fat, low carb recipe that's great for a special occasion or just for snacking on.



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line 6 regular size muffin cups with paper foil liners.
  2. Blend cream cheese and ricotta in a food processor until creamy. Add sugar substitute, egg, egg yoke, vanilla and process until smooth.
  3. Divide 1 cup of batter among the 6 muffin cups. Add cocoa powder to the remaining batter and combine. Drop a heaping tablespoon of the cocoa batter into each muffin cup and gently fold to form a swirl.
  4. Place the muffin tin in a large roasting pan and fill the pan with hot water to reach half way up the muffin tin. This is called a bain marie.
  5. Bake until the cakes are puffed and set, 18-20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the bain marie and cool at room temperature.
  7. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Bon Appetite!
  8. Note: based on recipe from the South Beach Diet, Quick and Easy Cookbook.
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too many carbs for a keto snack
I did not try this, but if your focus is on carbs, I'd substitute the part skim ricotta and low fat cream cheese to full fat on both of them. You'd save 6 carbs minimum and I'll bet that they will 'fluff' better. Just an I live on low carbs. I might try these for a treat!
11 Sep 13 by member: alicat0665
I thought these were great but a pinch of salt is needed and I cooked mine at least 45 min.They were great.I will make again for sure,especially since the family ate them when I wasn't looking.Kids!!!!
19 Mar 13 by member: sondca
I followed the directions to a T and they didn't come out as expected at all. I was really disappointed. After baking for 35 yes 35 min!!! they were still really wet and didn't puff at all. Even after I took them out the mooshy wet cakes tasted like gross hot chocolate cheese moosh.
My cakes didn't "puff" at all...they tasted pretty good, but they weren't quite firm enough...hmmm?
20 Jul 11 by member: Jaclynr222
Tastes good, but it takes a lot to prepare.
16 Mar 10 by member: srdean
This will be great for easter; 3 points
15 Mar 10 by member: fitzsweets1
These are filling but I think the taste could be a bit better.
30 Apr 08 by member: Selket


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Nutrition summary:

There are 131 calories in 1 serving of Mini Cocoa Swirl Cheesecakes.
Calorie break-down: 57% fat, 22% carbs, 21% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 74
Calories 131
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 8.25g 13%
  Saturated Fat 4.719g 24%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.469g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.553g  
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Potassium 95mg  
Total Carbohydrate 7.24g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
  Sugars 3.6g  
Protein 6.93g  
Vitamin A 42% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 57% Iron 29%
of RDI*
(131 calories)
7% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (22%)
Fat (57%)
Protein (21%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories