Monday, September 3, 2012

Chobani Cheesecake

Its secret recipe club time again!! As a part of the club, each month you’re assigned another Secret Recipe Club blogger to make a recipe from. If you want to join, click here to sign up.

This month, I was assigned Cheap Ethnic Eatz. Evelyne, the author, has been blogging since 2007. Evelyne is an avid cook and also loves her two cats, spending time with family and friends, and trying out new restaurants.

Since we were headed to my Aunt’s for a labor day weekend picnic/celebration of my birthday, I figured I would make the Greek Yogurt Cheesecake she posted.  I made a few changes:

1. I used 1/3 less fat neufchatel cheese:


2. I used Chobani 0% plain instead of Oikos:


3. I made a more traditional graham cracker crust.

Here is my version of the recipe:


  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 6 egg whites

  • 1 pound lower fat cream cheese

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 cups Plain (0%) Chobani Greek yogurt

  • Topping options: preserved fruit, fruits, sweets, nuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

2. Combine graham, sugar and butter.  Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 22-cm (9-inch) spring form pan. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk together the egg whites, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Add the Greek yogurt and mix to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan (I didn’t use all of the batter- it was a little too much) and bake for ~45 minutes, or until set. The filling will still look slightly soft.

5.Remove from oven and let the cheesecake stand at room temperature for one hour before topping with preserved fruit, fruit, sweets and/or nuts. Chill for a few hours (or overnight) until completely set.



Finished product:




Along with the cheesecake, I bought cookies and pasta salad to my Aunt’s house:


The cheesecake was a huge hit!


We had a blast at my Aunt’s hanging out, swimming, and just spending family time together:


What are you up to this labor day? After a fabulous birthday celebration yesterday, we’re relaxing!


Simply Life said...

Oh that cake looks perfect! I'm sure it was a hit!

Subfusc28 said...


Lisa~~ said...

Perfect, a cheese cake I wouldn't fee guilty indulging in. Great recipe.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry: Fried Green Tomatoes.
Lisa~~Cook Lisa Cook

janetha said...

ohhhh looks so good! love chobani, love you!

MegLIBTF said...

Wow, what a beautiful cheesecake! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your time together. Kay is getting so big! :)

Singerinkitchen said...

YUM! I am going to have to try this!!

Katie said...

I love cheesecake! I didn't used to be a fan but now I can't get enough. I'm relaxing today, getting ready for the work week!

Averie Cooks said...

you and Kay are gorgeous! And so is the cheesecake!

sarah @ said...

i've always wanted to make a green yogurt cheesecake...yours looks awesome.

julie said...

yayyyy so happy you had such an awesome birthday! josh better have wined and dined you hahahah. that cake looks delicious! cheesecake reminds me of the 4th of july haha and i'm really sad its the exact opposite! xoxo

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments and what a great choice, your cheesecake turned out awesome, so happy it was such a success.

Claire said...

That looks so good! I think my favorite part of cheese cake is the graham cracker crust...YUM! I made my grandmother's "cheesecake." It's a foamy lemon filling that firms up when refrigerated. So good. Also did some homemade strawberry gelato. Sounds like you had a good weekend!

Paige said...

This looks YUMMY!!! I've been looking for a cheesecake recipe, too. Hope you had a great birthday, Erica! said...

that is brilliant, Erica! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee cheesecake, so I started licking my lips as soon as I saw the title of this post! It's funny too, I HATED it growing up!

Happy week to YOUUUU!

Lesa @ Edesia's Notebook said...

Sounds like a fabulous cheesecake. I love the pretty strawberry garnish!

Steph @cookinfanatic said...

What a fabulous healthier cheesecake option!!! So pretty too!!

wearenotmartha said...

Cooking and baking with Chobani is probably my favorite thing ever. This cheesecake looks delightful! :)


teresa said...

i love a good cheesecake, YUM! that dress you have on is adorable :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

oh yum girl! I am so wishing i had a piece of that right now!

Biz said...

My husband LOVES cheesecake - that looks amazing Erica! (but secretly I want your Aunt's kitchen!)

natalie@thesweetslife said...

whoa i definitely need to try this! i'm all about a healthier cheesecake!

Faith (An Edible Mosaic) said...

That cheesecake looks killer! My hubby would go crazy for it (cheesecake is his favorite dessert :) )! Hope you had a fabulous birthday, sweets!

Blond Duck said...

I'm glad you're back!

Kerstin said...

What a pretty cheesecake! And it's pretty healthy to boot :)

Katherine Martinelli said...

Just gorgeous! I love how versatile greek yogurt is.

Margaret said...

Cheesecake is my favorite dessert, ever, and this looks great. And very pretty.

Blond Duck said...

Happy Thursday!

Renee@Mykitchenadventures said...

Erica...that Cheesecake looks wonderful. always looking for a nice lower cal and fat version. I'll have to give it a try and work up the nutritional info. Thanks!

Renee@Mykitchenadventures said...

haha...secretly, I was thinking the same thing as Biz! haha

lindsay cotter said...

another reason why i love my chobani. Healthy desserts!! Oh my this looks good!