Zebra-Stripe Cheesecake

Zebra-Stripe CheesecakeRecipe
Randy Mayor
The stripe design can be achieved simply--just layer dark--and light-colored batters. There's no swirling involved.

Yield:

16 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 210
Caloriesfromfat 36 %
Fat 8.4 g
Satfat 4.7 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 9.7 g
Carbohydrate 23.8 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 385 mg
Calcium 147 mg

Ingredients

Crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 8 cookie sheets)
2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine, melted
Cooking spray
Filling:
3 (8-ounce) blocks fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°.

To prepare crust, combine cracker crumbs and butter in a bowl; toss with a fork until moist. Press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

To prepare the filling, beat cheeses at high speed of a mixer until smooth. Add sugar, milk, and vanilla, beating well. Add eggs and egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour half of the cheese mixture into another bowl. Add chocolate to remaining batter. Pour one-third of white batter into prepared pan. Pour one-half of chocolate batter in center of white batter in pan; spread to within 1 inch of edge of white batter. Pour one-third of white batter in center of chocolate batter; spread to within 1 inch of edge of chocolate batter. Pour remaining chocolate batter in center of white batter; spread to within 1 inch of edge of white batter. Pour remaining white batter in center of chocolate batter; spread to within 1 inch of chocolate batter. (Design on top should look like a target.)

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until almost set. Cheesecake is done when center barely moves when pan is touched. Remove cheesecake from oven; run a knife around outside edge. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.