Chocolate Explosion Protein Cheesecake

4 Slices286 cals

Don’t let your chocolate cravings get in the ways of your gains! This delicious Chocolate Explosion Protein Cheesecake recipe is diet friendly, rich, filling, easy to make, and guaranteed to satisfy your cravings!

All you need for this protein packed dessert? A large mixing bowl, something to mix your ingredients with, and your favorite 6×2 cheesecake pan!

Add into your mixing bowl 2 large whole eggs, 1/4 cup of your choice sweetener, 12 ounces of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of sugar free chocolate chips, 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of chocolate peanut butter, 1 1/2 scoops of a chocolate protein powder, and 2 containers of a vanilla Greek yogurt.

Mix all of those chocolate explosion protein cheesecake ingredients up until smooth. I use a hand mixer for this step but a mixing spoon will work just as good.

Don’t have a hand mixer? Let your cream cheese soften up a bit before adding it in.

Take out your 6×2 cheesecake pan, line it with some parchment paper, and pour your mix in. You should have enough mix to fill your pan almost all the way to the top.

Why parchment paper? It makes removing your cheesecake and clean up easier!

Top your cheesecake with some sugar free chocolate chips and anything else you want before the oven. Nuts, sprinkles, and so on all work great.

Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

Put your cheesecake into the oven on 325F/162C for 30-35 minutes. Remember to adjust your baking times accordingly if you’re using a bigger or smaller pan.

Drop your temperature down to 200F/93C and bake an additional 50-60 minutes.

Take your cheesecake out of the oven, let it cool, and wrap it up. I put mine into the fridge overnight which guarantees the best texture but a few hours will do if you can’t wait.

Add even more chocolate by topping this chocolate explosion protein cheesecake with our Chocolate Protein Spread!

Chocolate Explosion Protein Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate Explosion Protein Cheesecake

If you’re craving cheesecake then this delicious, low fat, low sugar, and rich Chocolate Explosion Protein Cheesecake will be your new best friend
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cheesecake, chocolate explosion, protein cheesecake
Servings: 4 Slices
Calories: 286kcal
Cost: $5.20

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  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • 12 Ounces Cream Cheese - Fat Free
  • 1 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips - Sugar Free
  • ¼ Cup Sweetener
  • 10.6 Ounces Greek Yogurt - Fat Free Vanilla
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 ½ Scoops Protein Powder - Chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter - Chocolate


  • Take out a large bowl, add all of your ingredients into it, and mix everything together
  • Line a 6×2 cake pan with some parchment paper and pour your mix in
  • Put it into the oven on 325F/162C for 30-35 minutes
  • Drop your temperature to 200F/93C for another 50-60 minutes
  • Take your cheesecake out, let it cool, wrap it up, and put it into the fridge overnight (or a couple hours if you can’t wait that long)



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1146
  • Fat: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 2440mg
  • Carbs: 89g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 45g
  • Protein: 139g
Calories in each piece (if you make 4):
  • Calories: 286
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 610mg
  • Carbs: 22.2g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Sugar: 11.2g
  • Protein: 34.7g


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.2g | Protein: 34.7g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 610mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 11.2g


  1. Maegan M Lindsay on February 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    There’s recipes similar to this that use a sugar-free pudding mix, too. I am sensitive to dairy, yet I’m prowling the web for healthier cheesecakes to make for someone. I like your addition of protein powder. Thanks!

    • Derek Howes on February 27, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      You’re welcome Maegan! Hope you like it.

  2. Kristen on April 24, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Can this be made using fat free Greek yogurt and leave out the cream cheese?

    • Derek Howes on May 27, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Hi Kristen. You would definitely not get the same cheesecake texture with just yogurt. You could try cottage cheese but I can’t guarantee the same result. Hope this helps!

  3. Mohammad Jaber on March 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Derek, you are a rock star. Just tried this recipe and its hell amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    • Derek Howes on March 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Thanks Mohammad! You’re the man!

  4. Carlotta on November 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Just awsome! Second recipe from your page I tried and it went out just as beautiful and decadent…
    Thanks SO MUCH, this might even become our christmas dessert =)

  5. Jess on November 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Hey Derek, is there a substitute for the greek yoghurt? Could you use normal yoghurt or would it be too thin? What about cottage cheese (whizzed up) or sour cream? It’s just really hard to find low fat vanilla flavoured greek yoghurts here in Australia and I don’t really like the taste of plain greek yoghurt!

    Thanks in advance!

    • Derek Howes on November 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Normal yogurt should be fine but if you have it, quark is a great option too!

  6. K Petrill on February 12, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Yummy! Came out perfect. I cut it into 8 small pieces- BIG pieces are just too much for me to eat at one time.

  7. sarah on January 25, 2015 at 12:00 am

    This was is amazing! Really rich and chocolately, and it didn’t taste “healthy” at all. Even my kids liked it. 🙂 Thanks for the great recipes!

  8. Chris Dudenbostel on January 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Hey Derek, great recipe! Did Healthy ‘N Fit recently sponsor you? If so, congrats! That’s awesome, you deserve it! Eat that whole cheesecake to celebrate! haha.

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