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Mystery Ingredient “Cheese” cake

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From the very first spoonful of mouth watering, tastebud tantalizing, deliciously-decadent cheesecake, I was in love!

This creamy, dreamy, silky, tangy and sweet dessert came into my life when I first came to the United States to attend college, many moons ago.

I had never had cheesecake before – and I was mesmerized! Totally spellbound! Infatuated even!

It was love!

Pure and simple!

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But, alas, while I loved cheesecake…

It did not love me.

My stomach and brain tried to tell me to end my one-sided relationship…

To move on to cake or cookies

But my heart and tastebuds were not listening…

And I struggled through every stomach churning, uncomfortable moment – following a rendezvous! 

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Till, one day, (much like my teen daughter who got over her crush on Taylor Lautner when she found out he was seeing an older woman)…

I decided to move on…

But I just couldn’t stop thinking of it…

Imagining it’s texture, it’s smooth and creamy, tangy and sweet, scrumptiousness…

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So, I did what any heart broken dessert lover would do…

I came up with my own -lactose free- version!

Today, I present yall with this “cheese”cake – similar to cheesecake in texture and sweet and creamy, tongue tantalizing, taste.

Notice I said “similar” – not exactly the same, but, while they might not be as good as the real thing – they are super healthy – totally lactose free and even packed with an extra dose of protein. Topped with berries and whipped cream, it is hard to pinpoint that these are not the real thing. And -most importantly- these guys and I share a reciprocal, mutually beneficial love! No more stomach churning rendezvous for this gal! 🙂

As for what the key ingredient is – I leave that up to y’all to try and figure out -just for fun…for the next 24-36 hours or so, anyway – when I will reveal it to y’all.

Welcome to my fourth “mystery ingredient” recipe post – notice the red and blue theme? And the fact that it’s the fourth month? Yup – no coincidences here!

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Mystery Ingredient "Cheese" cake

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

A decadent and healthy, lactose free, protein packed "cheese"cake.

Ingredients

  • For the "cheesecake"
  • 1.5 cups mystery ingredient
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1.25 6 oz containers of vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • For the berry topping:
  • handful of raspberries and blueberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Whipped cream

Instructions

  1. For the"cheese"cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 325
  3. Using an electric mixer, combine the mystery ingredient, brown sugar, vanilla yogurt, cinnamon and salt and eggs -one at a time.
  4. Pour into 4 oven safe bowls and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. For the berry topping:
  6. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the berries, sugar, land lime and let cook for about 5 minutes. Let cool
  7. Top the "cheese" cakes with whipped cream, the berry mixture and any extra berries and enjoy!

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Monday 1st of September 2014

Oh, gosh. This is so fun! I'm gonna guess tofu. Either way this chesecake look fabulous! Love all the fresh berries on top. :D

Shashi

Monday 1st of September 2014

Thanks so much Sarah! I actually used navy beans in these "cheese"cakes (http://savoryspin.com/2014/07/02/mystery-ingredient-revealed-navy-bean-cheesecakes/) I hope you take a guess at this months mystery ingredient recipe (I try to do one each month)- coming up next week!

Lady Lilith

Monday 28th of July 2014

Looks good. We make something similar but I add tofu cream cheese.

Shashi

Tuesday 29th of July 2014

I am curious -tofu cream cheese - is that anything like silken tofu?

easyfoodsmith

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

So decadent and so tempting... To me it looks like coconut cream.

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Monday 21st of July 2014

Is the mystery ingredient tofu?!! I am waiting for you to unveil this mystery ingredient soon!! hehe

Shashi

Monday 21st of July 2014

Ami - I used navy beans in this dish thanks so much for guessing - here's the reveal post http://savoryspin.com/2014/07/02/mystery-ingredient-revealed-navy-bean-cheesecakes/. I do a mystery ingredient recipe every month, hope you try and guess the mystery ingredient in a shake I will be posting in August :)

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

Friday 4th of July 2014

Wow! I love the mystery ingredient. I couldn't have guessed, apart from tofu but not beans ;)