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.

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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.

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

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How many calories are in this Chocolate Mud Pie?

Standard, shop-bought cheesecakes tend to have hundreds of calories for just a small sliver, 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. Carefully remove from the tin and 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. Pre-heat 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. Carefully remove from the tin and slice into 10 pieces and serve. 

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Sean HoareSaturday 3rd October 2020

Made this today and whilst it was super easy to make and looks great, I find the taste very bitter! I wonder if the coffee I used was too strong?

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    HollyWednesday 7th October 2020

    Hi Sean, it may have been the coffee brand you have used like you suggested it could also be the sweetener. We use Sukrin 1 which doesn’t have that strange aftertaste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do. It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar. If you are using a powdered sweetener, then check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less. Hope that helps!

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KirstinSunday 5th July 2020

This might sound like a stupid question haha…but when do you remove it from the tin you baked it in?
Does it get refrigerated still in the tin?

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    SharonMonday 6th July 2020

    Hi Kristin, yes, the Chocolate Mud Pie is chilled in the fridge in the tin. Carefully remove it from the tin just before slicing and serving it. Hope this helps.

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Claire TinmurthMonday 6th January 2020

Can you use any other extract other than the chocolate one please?

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    Holly LevellTuesday 2nd June 2020

    Hi Claire, the chocolate extract is to add further flavour to the Chocolate Mud Pie. In our facebook group some members have suggested salted caramel flavouring so you could try that too!

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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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JordanSunday 13th May 2018

Hello, at what point do I take the cake out of the tin?

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Michelle sharpThursday 12th April 2018

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

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BecSunday 25th March 2018

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 ????

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    BecSunday 25th March 2018

    Thanks for the reply ????

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Lisa SmithMonday 26th February 2018

Hi. People are asking about sukrin in the comments but it just says granulated sweetener, where is the Sukrin? Thanks

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KayWednesday 21st February 2018

What is a chocolate shot.

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MelanieSaturday 17th February 2018

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?
Thanks

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ClaireWednesday 7th February 2018

Hi – is there anything else I can use instead of Quark, its not easily available in South Africa 🙁

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Sharon DudleySaturday 27th January 2018

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???

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VickyMonday 22nd January 2018

Hi, has anyone tried to freeze this into servings?

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MariaSunday 17th December 2017

Lovely. How do I post a picture?

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TanyaFriday 3rd November 2017

Do you think I could substitute the coffee for options hot choc instead? Not a fan of coffee at all!

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LeaSunday 16th July 2017

Can you use something other than sukrin gold? thanks

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Isla SkinnerqTuesday 27th June 2017

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

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MichelleMonday 29th May 2017

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

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    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Michelle,

    You can get it in Waitrose or online. You could add some extra coffee, it just might not taste as chocolatey ????

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Kirstie terryMonday 22nd May 2017

I cant find the choc extract anywhere 🙁

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    KateTuesday 23rd May 2017

    Hi Kirstie
    You can pick it up on Amazon

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HayleySaturday 6th May 2017

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 🙁

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    KateTuesday 9th May 2017

    Hi Hayley
    You could maybe use some caramel or salted caramel essence or extract instead

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LindseyThursday 16th March 2017

Could I use xantham gum instead of corn flour to make it gluten free?

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    KateFriday 17th March 2017

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

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LisaTuesday 14th February 2017

Hi, I do not have Sukrin so what alternatives can I use? I was thinking Truvia but how much would I need as its very sweet

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    KateTuesday 14th February 2017

    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

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Jill RexMonday 13th February 2017

Hello I would like to make this cheesecake could you please tell me what is a choc shot and where would I be able to buy Many Thanks
Jill

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SarahMonday 6th February 2017

Chocolate extract? What is it and where can I get it?
Thanks!

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    KateMonday 6th February 2017

    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

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