Chocolate Mud Pie

  • 20MINS
  • 35MINS
  • 125KCAL

If you love a sweet treat, then this low Point, low calorie, slimming friendly Chocolate Mud Pie will hit the spot! 

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories125
  • Carbs7g
  • Protein10g
  • Fat5g
  • Saturates3g
  • Sugars2g

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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 to know in the blurb!

This delicious recipe came from one of the members of our Facebook group. Janet has been a member of our Pinch of Nom Facebook group member for a while now and really enjoys posting on the page and reading other people’s inspirational posts.  She describes herself as the resident baker at her local weight loss group and we loved her recipe so much that we just HAD to share it with you!

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 Points or calories.  If you don’t like coffee, then this can be left out but we think that it really does add to the depth of flavour.

Although it doesn’t have a biscuit base, the clever oaty topping on this Chocolate Mud Pie really gives it some crunch. It will last for several days in the fridge…if you can resist!

You can enjoy this recipe on its own or even serve it with some fresh fruit – strawberries or raspberries would be soooo delish!

What diets is this Chocolate Mud Pie suitable for?

This Chocolate Mud Pie recipe is suitable for gluten free diets, but please do double check your chosen brands of cornflour and oats to make sure!

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chocolate Mud Pie recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Chocolate Mud Pie recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Chocolate Mud Pie recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Chocolate Mud Pie recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do I need any special equipment to make this Chocolate Mud Pie?

You’ll need a couple of things for this Chocolate Mud Pie.

The chocolate extract we use in this recipe adds that extra chocolate hit without the added Points and calories.

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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.

You can pick up this chocolate extract from most supermarkets, or on Amazon!

How many calories are in this Chocolate Mud Pie?

Standard, shop-bought cheesecakes tend to have hundreds of calories for just a small slither, but this Chocolate Mud Pie is different and will really sort out a chocolate craving!

Our Chocolate Mud Pie has just 125 calories per portion which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Chocolate Mud Pie is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

For the mud pie

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C, and line an 8 inch, loose bottomed cake tin with baking parchment.

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Step 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.

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Step 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.

Step 4

Leave to cool completely and refrigerate for an hour before adding the topping.

For the topping

Step 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.

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Step 2

Once the cheesecake has been refrigerated, 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.

Step 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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What could I serve with this Chocolate Mud Pie?

We think that this Chocolate Mud Pie works really well when served as part of a meal with the following starter, main and accompaniment:

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How do you know when this Chocolate Mud Pie is cooked?

You should bake this Chocolate Mud Pie for around 35 minutes or until it has a slight wobble with no runniness.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Chocolate Mud Pie in the fridge?

You can keep leftovers of this Chocolate Mud Pie in a container with a lid in the fridge for around 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Chocolate Mud Pie?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

 

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Chocolate Mud Pie

If you love a sweet treat, then this low Point, low calorie, slimming friendly Chocolate Mud Pie will hit the spot!
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    35 MINS
  • KCals 125
  • Carbs 7G
WW Points
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

For the cheesecake

  • 120 grams Philadelpia Lightest
  • 500 grams quark
  • 7 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 25 grams cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp chocolate extract
  • 2 tsp coffee granules
  • 50 ml boiling water

For the topping

  • 8 grams dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 20 grams oats
  • 2 tsp Choc Shot

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Instructions

For the mud pie
  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 mud pie 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 mud pie has been refrigerated, 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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CliveMonday 16th September 2019

Choc shot is liquid chocolate sauce from a company called Sweet Freedom – off to Waitrose to see if can find!

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KirstyWednesday 8th August 2018

Is there anyway to do this without the coffee? Unfortunately I just can’t stand it and can smell/taste the tinest amount ????

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