Espresso Chocolate Cheesecakes
- serves 12
Each elegant and flavor-filled cake has just 110 calories!
¾ cup chocolate wafer crumbs (about 10 wafers)
2 Tbsp margarine, melted
8 oz non-dairy cream cheese, such as Tofutti
12 oz firm silken tofu
½ cup Silk Light Chocolate soymilk
⅔ cup sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp instant espresso powder
3 Tbsp cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract
fresh berries, if desired
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper muffin cups.
2. Prepare crust. In a small bowl combine chocolate wafer crumbs and melted margarine. Divide crumbs evenly between muffin cups, (about one tablespoon per cup) and press firmly crumbs into bottom of muffin cups. Bake for 10 minutes and then cool.
3. Prepare filling: In a small saucepan, heat Silk Light Chocolate to a simmer. Remove from heat and whisk in cocoa powder, espresso powder and cornstarch until smooth. Place cream cheese, sugar and silken tofu in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add chocolate mixture, salt, vanilla and almond extract and process until smooth.
4. Divide filling mixture between muffin cups, filling each cup to the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes until filling is set around the edges and slightly jiggly in the center. Cool. Cheesecakes can be covered and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Serve with fresh berries, if desired.