Cheese Cake From the ACS Kitchen

Cheese Cake From the ACS Kitchen

We have preached over and over that diet and exercise are important to staying healthy during treatment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have dessert! The American Cancer Society has some great recipes that will keep you on the right track without sacrificing. Today we feature a cheese cake that is low-fat and you can pick your flavor!

Visit the ASC page for all the details:

Choose-a-Flavor Cheesecake

From Celebrate! Healthy Entertaining for Any Occasion

Our recipe for cheesecake blends several low-fat ingredients to create a deliciously creamy dessert. Web visitors will find directions here to adapt this basic recipe to create amaretto or strawberry flavored cheesecake … in addition to the chocolate version found in Celebrate!.

Makes eight slices


  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • ¼ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Nonfat cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Coat an 8 x 8-inch pan with nonfat cooking spray.
  3. Puree in blender the yogurt, cream cheese, ricotta cheese, maple syrup, cocoa, egg whites, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Pour in pan.
  4. Bake cake for 50 minutes or until set and cooked. Let cool, then decorate with slices of strawberries if desired.

Choose a Flavor

For any of these variations, replace the vanilla extract in the plain cheesecake recipe above with the ingredients listed below.

Chocolate Cheesecake

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coffee liqueur or brewed coffee

Amaretto Cheesecake

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. amaretto liqueur
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

Strawberry Cheesecake

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. strawberry extract


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