Low Syn Mississippi Mud Pie Cheesecake | Slimming World

If you love a sweet treat and have the post Christmas blues, then this Low Syn Mississippi Mud Pie Cheesecake will hit the spot! Who says you can’t enjoy desserts on Slimming World?

Low Syn Mississippi Mud Pie Cheesecake

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

This delicious recipe came from one of the members of our Facebook Group. Janet has been a Pinch of Nom Facebook Group member for several months and really enjoys posting on the page and reading other people’s inspirational posts. Here’s a bit about her journey:

“I joined Slimming World in November 2014 as I was concerned about my high blood pressure. Within 12 months I was 2 pounds from target having lost 4 stone 2 pounds. I then lost my way, and for the last 12 months have been going up and down, and I now have 21 pounds to target.

Low Syn Mississippi Mud Pie Cheesecake

I rejoined my Slimming World group in Diss, Norfolk last week and bought a 12 week countdown plan. The group have missed me as they consider me as the resident baker, who always takes in samples for tasting! I am determined to get to target in 2017, however long it takes.”

The coffee in this recipe is a clever addition as it gives it the hint of bitterness that you’d get from a good dark chocolate, without the additional syns. If you don’t like coffee, then this can be left out but it really adds to the depth of flavour.

Low Syn Mississippi Mud Pie Cheesecake

This cheesecake is only 2 syns a slice, and although it doesn’t have a biscuit base, the clever oaty topping really gives it some crunch. It will last for several days in the fridge…if you can resist!

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You’ll need a couple of things for this Low Syn Mississippi Mud Pie Cheesecake. First you’ll need an 8 inch loose bottomed cake pan, like this one on Amazon.

You’ll also need a fine grater like this one. Using one of these makes your grated chocolate or cheese go so much further. You can pick one up on Amazon as well.

Synning the sweetener

As you will probably know Slimming World have brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World confirmed what this change means.

Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.

The recipe for this Low Syn Mississippi Mud Pie Cheesecake uses 7 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 10 portions. That’s less than a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

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Low Syn Mississippi Mud Pie Cheesecake

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

slice 20 minutes 35 minutes



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125kcal 3

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)



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For the cheesecake
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, and line an 8inch, loose bottomed cake tin with baking parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the quark, Philadelphia, eggs, granulated sweetener and chocolate extract. Add the coffee granules to the boiling water and add to the mixture. Sift in the cornflour and cocoa powder and stir well to ensure it is thoroughly mixed.
  3. Pour the mixture into the lined cake tin and bake for 10 minutes in a hot oven. Turn the oven down after this time to 140°C and bake for a further 25 minutes. Check the cheese cake after this - it should have a slight wobble with no runniness.
  4. Leave to cool completely and refrigerate for an hour before adding the topping.
For the topping
  1. In a dry frying pan, add the caster sugar and oats. It is important to use sugar and no sweetener for this. Leave on a moderate heat, moving the pan occasionally until the sugar has melted and oats have toasted. Leave to cool.
  2. Once the cheesecake has been refridgerated, take the choc shot and spread gently around the edge of the top of the cheese cake. Crush up the caramelised toasted oats as you sprinkle them around the edge and pat gently so they stick to the choc shot.
  3. Using a fine grater, grate over the dark chocolate into the centre of the cheesecake. Slice into 10 pieces and serve.

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    1. Hi Sarah
      Chocolate extract is made by infusing an alcohol solution with cocoa beans, the same way vanilla extract is made. It has a real chocolatey flavour. You can get chocolate flavouring, but they tend to have a bit of an artificial taste to them. You can pick the extract up on Amazon and Lakeland

  1. This was lovely!! I used salted caramel essence instead of chocolate extract as I didn’t have any, and coconut choc shot and it was gorgeous. My friend could not believe it was Slimming World friendly!

    1. Hi Jill,

      Choc shot is a very low syn chocolate sauce which can be used to make hot chocolate, in baking and as toppings! It’s available in most supermarkets along the hot drinks aisle 😊

      Hope that helps!


    1. Hi Lisa
      Yes you could use Truvia. Sukrin is exactly the same consistency, weight and sweetness of normal sugar, so you can use it as a direct replacement for sugar. Other sweeteners are a lot sweeter and weigh much less, and they can differ greatly. It would probably be a good idea to check out the website for the sweetener you choose. You should find the conversion rate of sweetener to sugar

    1. Hi Lindsey
      Cornflour is gluten free, and often used in gluten free cooking. But you could use xanthan gum if you prefer

  2. Hi, can this be made with something else instead of chocolate extract? I was just getting ready to make this and I thought I had some but turns out that’s a giant nope 🙁

  3. What can inise instead of choc extract that is can pop out to get as my local Sainsbury’s doesnt sell it

  4. What’s a choc shot? Wondering if you could reduce this further by using Natvia instead of the syrup for the sweetness.

    1. Hi Isla
      Choc shot is a low syn chocolate sauce. You could use natvia instead if you want but the cheesecake will not have the chocolatey flavour we’re after

    1. Hi Lea
      You could use any other granulated sweetener to replace the Sukrin gold. (Choose a granulated one rather than a powered sweetener.)

    1. Hi Ashleigh
      The 2 Syns per serving assumes that you’ve used all the ingredients as listed in the recipe and that you’ve cut the finished cheesecake into 10 portions. 🙂

    1. Hi Tanya
      I’m sure you could switch out the coffee and use Options hot chocolate instead, but you’d need to add the syns for this, as the coffee is free, but the hot chocolate has a Syn value. 🙂

    1. Hi Vicky
      We haven’t tried freezing this, so it doesn’t have a freezer symbol on the recipe card. Please let us know if you are successful with freezing it. 🙂

  5. Made it today & it was absolutely delicious. Only problem is, it’s more like a mousse texture & as it’s standing in the fridge, loads of liquid is seeping put onto the plate. What have I done wrong???

    1. Hi Sharon
      I think my colleague, Emma has already answered your question on the Facebook page. It sounds as though the Quark you used had a runnier texture, as they do vary quite considerably! Try a different brand, I think the Tesco brand is thicker and may give a better result. 🙂

    1. Hi Claire
      Quark is a fat free soft cheese. It’s hard to advise without knowing what’s available to you in S.A.
      Sorry we can’t be more helpful. 🙂

  6. I’d love to make this but can not eat cheese. I can just now tolerate quark. Is there a way you could make this by substituting the Phili cheese with something else?

  7. Looking through sw web page your philli appears to be wrong i am looking and its 6 syns but only if the other 1/2 amount is your hex

    1. Hi Sally
      The quantity has been amended to reflect a change in the amount of Philadelphia Lightest allowed as HEA. This is one of the reasons we ask people not to take screenshots, as recipes are constantly updated, and its always best to double check Syns, as you have in this case. Thanks for getting in touch! 🙂

    1. Hi Kay
      Choc Shot is a low cal chocolate syrup, found in the hot drinks aisle of most supermarkets. It’s sold as a hot chocolate drink to mix with milk. Lots of people have discovered that it gives a chocolatey flavour to many other dishes too! There are now several flavours available. 🙂

    1. Hi Lisa
      Sukrin is the granulated sweetener we use in the recipe when we make it, but we were aware that people also use other granulated sweeteners, so we’ve changed the details slightly to accommodate this. 🙂

  8. Hi made this and used bournville cocoa powder, was that the right sort to use or would a drinking chocolate be better (less bitter) I liked it but I like dark chocolate 😀

    1. Hi Bec
      The recipe uses cocoa, so you’ve used the right thing! If you were to use drinking chocolate, the flavour would be less ‘chocolatey’ and the Syn value would be higher as it also contains sugar/milk powder. 🙂

  9. Hi I really want to make this but I’ve only got powdered sweetener will it make a big difference? Thanks

    1. Hi Michelle
      We always recommend a granulated sweetener, such as Canderel Sugarly (blue jar) or Natvia. Powdered sweetener doesn’t have the same texture, weight or sweetness as sugar, so it will adversely affect the result.

  10. I’ve made this myself and it is lush- really what you need, I actually used Ghanaian cocoa extract which is basically chocolate extract, I found it in Morrisons, I don’t like coffee but wanted this to taste perfect so I added it and it really gives the taste. Personally i would add more cocoa powder next time I just like mine extra chocolatey and just adjust the syns accordingly, mine has turned out a bit watery I feel there is a bit much quark in there to be honest, but that’s the great thing you can adapt to it! But great recipe 🙂 xxx

    1. Hi Jade
      Thanks for getting in touch. Yes, the Ghanaian Cocoa Extract is fine to use, it’s a relatively new addition to the Morrisons range but we featured the Asda version recently in our weekly Shopping Essentials round up.
      Quark varies hugely in texture, some are thicker than others, so it’s worth experimenting with different brands. 🙂

    1. Hi Jordan,
      I would leave it in the tin until you’ve added the topping, after it’s been in the fridge. 🙂

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