Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs
A Pat S. posted this to a Somersizing mailing list I was on several years ago. It's a yummy dessert treat that's legal for those on Level 2 of Somersizing, and OK to have once in a while on Level 1, too. The recipe can easily be doubled. I used to make a big batch of this while I was faithfully Somersizing and keep it in the fridge for when I had a chocolate craving. Cooking time is chilling time.
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
- Add heavy cream and cream cheese and whisk until smooth.
- Add Splenda and adjust for taste.
- [NOTE:I found that for my taste, I needed to add quite a bit more than the three tablespoons called for.
- ]Heat until bubbling, stirring constantly.
- Reduce heat and stir in cocoa and vanilla.
- Blend well.
- Pour into a small buttered dish.
- Place in the refrigerator to set for 3 to 4 hours.
- Cut into eight pieces.
Great dessert for low carbers- or anyone! So easy to make and I like that you can taste and adjust sweetness as you go. I made this for DH and he actually used the word "decadent" just like in Roosie's review. For his dessert this made 4 servings (he's really big into his desserts). I wouldn't call this fudge either because it was a bit too soft, but not cheesecake either. Somewhere in between. Would look pretty fancied up with a drizzle of chocolate. Thanks for posting this one- I'll be making it regularly!
Yummy! Served this as Easter dessert! My whole family is low-carbing (my parents, my in-laws, my husband and I ...), so this was quite a treat! Tastes nothing like fudge ... but it tastes exactly like rich, decadent, chocolate cheesecake! I would call them Chocolate Cheesecake Bites. Will definitely be making these again ... even if we weren't on the diet!
The flavor of this is very nice! The cream cheese is a strong flavor, which makes this taste a tad like cheesecake. I found that 3 Tbs sweetener (I used Sucanat, actually) was perfectly sweet enough for us. I used a high quality dutch-process organic cocoa powder, which leant a lovely rich flavor. Very decadent tasting and sweet and chocolaty. My one qualm is that it did not set very well in the fridge- it was too soft to really eat in squares- I had to scoop some out with a spoon and eat it off of that. I have it in the freezer now, so we'll see if it works better in there. I made this in a 9x5 loaf pan, which worked wonderfully. I think you could probably stretch this farther than 8 servings since its so rich- 10 or 12 if not more would be fine. I split mine into 10 pieces and BF and I split my spoonful and both felt satisfied. Very tasty! Thanks for posting, Bunkie!