Strawberry Shortcake Protein Cheesecake

8 Slices256 cals

Remember Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars? Yeah, they’re still delicious! Unfortunately (keep reading!) I’m not gonna show you how to make them healthier today. What I am gonna show you is how to make a Strawberry Shortcake Protein Cheesecake that tastes just as good!

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Cheesecake Whole

Start this one with 1/2 cup of almond flour for your crust and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Mix those up together until it gets kind of clumpy.

Next take out a 6×2 pan (link below) and add some parchment paper into it. You could also use a bigger or smaller pan too but your baking times will change so keep that in mind.

Add the crust mix into your pan and firmly press it in until it’s even throughout. Bake that on 350F/176C until it’s golden brown, around 10-15 minutes.

While that’s baking add into a large bowl 16 ounces of cream cheese, 2 large whole eggs, 2 scoops of a protein powder, 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of a sweetener depending on what you’re using (I like erythritol), 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and 2 containers of a vanilla Greek yogurt.

Mix all of those together until smooth! Do your best to get most of the clumps out but don’t over-mix it. You’ll put too much air in the cheesecake and it won’t have the right texture.

Finally, chop up some fresh strawberries and lightly mix/fold those in.

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Cheesecake Above

Pour your mix in once your crust is done and cooled. Throw that in the oven on 325F/162C for around 30-35 minutes. After that, drop it to 200F/93C and bake for an additional 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Remove it, let it cool, wrap it up, and throw it in the fridge for a few hours. I usually let it sit overnight.

Strawberry Shortcake Topping

To make your topping base layer you could just use a container of Greek yogurt but I prefer it to be a bit thicker. That’s easily done by mixing in a scoop of protein powder and 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum. Evenly distribute that layer to the top of your cheesecake.

For the main layer you’ll want to crush up 2 things.

  1. Strawberry wafers, I use 2 of them.
  2. A couple cookies which will depend on how big they are. These could be shortbread (my favorite), vanilla wafer cookies, or even animal crackers. Think outside the box and use what best fits your macros.

If you want, you could even go the sugar free route with both of these.

Mix those together, sprinkle on top, and prepare yourself for a mouthgasm!

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Cheesecake Slice

Pretty easy, right? A little goes a long way with the topping so even if you use something that’s high in sugar, it’s still not gonna add THAT much sugar to the recipe. You can also switch this recipe up to fit your macros. Example? Use full fat cream cheese, reduced, or even fat free!

Check out our Pumpkin Protein Cheesecake next!

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Cheesecake Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Cheesecake

Strawberry Shortcake Protein Cheesecake is here. This cheesecake recipe is super easy to make and has the macros to fit almost any diet!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, protein, protein cheesecake, shortcake, shortcake cheesecake, strawberry, strawberry cheesecake
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 256kcal
Cost: $5.75
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, protein, protein cheesecake, shortcake, shortcake cheesecake, strawberry, strawberry cheesecake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 8 Slices
Calories: 256kcal
Cost: $5.75

Ingredients

Crust

  • ½ Cup Almond Flour56g
  • 2 Tablespoons Butteror Coconut Oil

Cheesecake

  • 16 Ounces Cream CheeseFull, Reduced, or Fat Free
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • 2 Scoops Protein PowderUnflavored, Strawberry, or Vanilla work best
  • ¼-½ Cup SweetenerI like Erythritol
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Containers Greek Yogurt300g Vanilla
  • StrawberriesFresh

Topping

  • 1 Container Greek YogurtStrawberry
  • 1 Scoop Protein PowderYour Choice Flavor
  • ¼ Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 2 WafersStrawberry
  • 2 CookiesSugar Free, Shortbread, Vanilla Wafer, Animal Crackers, Golden Oreo, etc

Instructions

Crust

  • Mix together your Almond Flour and Melted Butter until clumpy
  • Take out a 6×2 pan and line it with parchment paper
  • Press your crust in and bake it on 350F/176C until golden brown (around 10-15 minutes)
  • Remove it and let it cool

Cheesecake

  • Mix together all of your Cheesecake ingredients (be careful not to over-mix or you’ll add too much air to the cheesecake)
  • Chop up and lightly mix in your Strawberries
  • Pour your mix on top of your cooled crust in your 6×2 pan
  • Bake on 325F/162C for 30-35 minutes
  • Drop your temp to 200F/93C and bake for an additional 50 minutes-1 hour
  • Remove it from the oven, let it cool, wrap it up, and put it in the fridge for a couple hours

Topping

  • Mix together your Greek Yogurt, Protein Powder, and Xanthan Gum until it thickens up
  • Evenly distribute that mix to the top of your cheesecake
  • Crush up your Wafers & Cookies and mix them together
  • Sprinkle them on top!

Video

Notes

Using a BIGGER or smaller pan will also come with a change in baking time!
Use whatever fits your macros!
Look for lower sodium alternatives!
 
Calories in My Topping:
  • Calories: 530
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 302mg
  • Carbs: 37g (Net Carbs: 32g)
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Protein: 82g
 
REMEMBER TO DIVIDE THESE NUMBERS BY HOWEVER MANY SLICES YOU’RE CUTTING AND THEN ADD YOUR TOPPING!
Calories in my Strawberry Cheesecake w/ Crust & Fat Free Cream Cheese:
  • Calories: 1553
  • Fat: 61g
  • Saturated Fat: 20g
  • Sodium: 2304mg
  • Carbs: 98g (Net Carbs: 89g)
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 51g
  • Protein 153g
 
*MY PREFERENCE
Calories in my Strawberry Cheesecake w/ Crust & Reduced Fat Cream Cheese:
  • Calories: 2049
  • Fat: 137g
  • Saturated Fat: 61g
  • Sodium: 2104mg
  • Carbs: 63g (Net Carbs: 54g)
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 46g
  • Protein: 141g
 
Calories in my Strawberry Cheesecake w/ Crust & Full Free Cream Cheese:
  • Calories: 2519
  • Fat: 195g
  • Saturated Fat: 116g
  • Sodium: 1504mg
  • Carbs: 50g (Net Carbs: 41g)
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Protein: 141

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.8g | Protein: 17.6g | Fat: 17.1g | Saturated Fat: 7.6g | Sodium: 263mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 5.7g

Ingredients

Crust

  • ½ Cup Almond Flour 56g
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter or Coconut Oil

Cheesecake

  • 16 Ounces Cream Cheese Full, Reduced, or Fat Free
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • 2 Scoops Protein Powder Unflavored, Strawberry, or Vanilla work best
  • ¼-½ Cup Sweetener I like Erythritol
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Containers Greek Yogurt 300g Vanilla
  • Strawberries Fresh

Topping

  • 1 Container Greek Yogurt Strawberry
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder Your Choice Flavor
  • ¼ Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 2 Wafers Strawberry
  • 2 Cookies Sugar Free, Shortbread, Vanilla Wafer, Animal Crackers, Golden Oreo, etc

Instructions

Crust

  • Mix together your Almond Flour and Melted Butter until clumpy
  • Take out a 6×2 pan and line it with parchment paper
  • Press your crust in and bake it on 350F/176C until golden brown (around 10-15 minutes)
  • Remove it and let it cool

Cheesecake

  • Mix together all of your Cheesecake ingredients (be careful not to over-mix or you’ll add too much air to the cheesecake)
  • Chop up and lightly mix in your Strawberries
  • Pour your mix on top of your cooled crust in your 6×2 pan
  • Bake on 325F/162C for 30-35 minutes
  • Drop your temp to 200F/93C and bake for an additional 50 minutes-1 hour
  • Remove it from the oven, let it cool, wrap it up, and put it in the fridge for a couple hours

Topping

  • Mix together your Greek Yogurt, Protein Powder, and Xanthan Gum until it thickens up
  • Evenly distribute that mix to the top of your cheesecake
  • Crush up your Wafers & Cookies and mix them together
  • Sprinkle them on top!

Video

Notes

Using a BIGGER or smaller pan will also come with a change in baking time!
Use whatever fits your macros!
Look for lower sodium alternatives!
 
Calories in My Topping:
  • Calories: 530
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 302mg
  • Carbs: 37g (Net Carbs: 32g)
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Protein: 82g
 
REMEMBER TO DIVIDE THESE NUMBERS BY HOWEVER MANY SLICES YOU’RE CUTTING AND THEN ADD YOUR TOPPING!
Calories in my Strawberry Cheesecake w/ Crust & Fat Free Cream Cheese:
  • Calories: 1553
  • Fat: 61g
  • Saturated Fat: 20g
  • Sodium: 2304mg
  • Carbs: 98g (Net Carbs: 89g)
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 51g
  • Protein 153g
 
*MY PREFERENCE
Calories in my Strawberry Cheesecake w/ Crust & Reduced Fat Cream Cheese:
  • Calories: 2049
  • Fat: 137g
  • Saturated Fat: 61g
  • Sodium: 2104mg
  • Carbs: 63g (Net Carbs: 54g)
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 46g
  • Protein: 141g
 
Calories in my Strawberry Cheesecake w/ Crust & Full Free Cream Cheese:
  • Calories: 2519
  • Fat: 195g
  • Saturated Fat: 116g
  • Sodium: 1504mg
  • Carbs: 50g (Net Carbs: 41g)
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Protein: 141

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.8g | Protein: 17.6g | Fat: 17.1g | Saturated Fat: 7.6g | Sodium: 263mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 5.7g

4 Comments

  1. Amy@RidingWithEsther on May 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

    This sure does bring back memories! Chasing after the ice cream truck on hot summer days… Thanks for the rockin’ recipe Derek!

  2. Rodriguez Patty on April 15, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    This strawberry protein cheesecake is delicious!!

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