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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

November/December 1996, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Sometimes we even stun ourselves. This ultra-rich and creamy chocolate cheesecake has less than 10 grams of fat per slice, making it one of our all-time best successes. We replaced the full-fat cream cheese in the original with pureed cottage cheese and reduced-fat cream cheese. To achieve a rich chocolate flavor, we used cocoa powder enhanced by a small amount of high-quality chocolate instead of 12 ounces chocolate chips.



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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

10 Reviews for Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

12/08/2014
Anonymous

Love the original but a great alternative is Grand Marnier in place of coffee. Also, 2 t orange zest in the mix. Also suggest making about 1 1/2 x crust amount for either recipe.

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12/08/2014
Anonymous

Love the original but a great alternative is Grand Marnier in place of coffee. Also, 2 t orange zest in the mix. Also suggest making about 1 1/2 x crust amount for either recipe.

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12/08/2013
Rich and luscious guilt-free indulgence

I have made this recipe as written many, many times and it always receives rave reviews. It is dense, chocolately and not overly sweet. I tried a variation tonight that was outstanding! Instead of the coffee, I added the grated zest of one orange to the wafers for the crust. In the cake, I substituted the finely grated zest of two oranges for the coffee. After the cheesecake cooled, I glazed the top with 2 tbsps. of orange marmalade melted with 2 tbsp. of Cointreau (the inspiration coming from the recipe for marmalade glazed orange cheesecake which appeared in the same article that the chocolate truffle cheesecake was published in many years ago and is also festured on the website.)

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02/05/2013
Wow!

This is absolutely wonderful! I made this like the recipe said except I couldn't find bitter chocolate in this area, so I used 2 T. of melted semi sweet chocolate chips in it's place. My husband and I are diabetic so I used Wheylow. We love it, and will make it again!

Great taste, easy to make
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01/29/2013
Anonymous

This cheesecake is sooo delicious! I used Splenda sugar and Splenda brown sugar in the place of the real thing and it was still the best chocolate cheesecake I've ever had. It is really rich, so a small piece is all you need. All of my friends raved about this and want the recipe.

Easy, using healthier ingredients
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