Baked Strawberry Cheesecake

Before my diet days I used to make the most divine tasting Baked New York Style Cheesecake, with a chocolate swirl. It was pure heaven.

So today I wondered if I could maybe make a really low synned version in some way. So off I went on my little experiment.


Okay it is not as good as the real thing, but then we are not going to lose weight by eating the real thing. However I think it is a good enough substitute with very low syns.

Here it is:

Baked Strawberry Cheesecake

Serves 6

15 syns for entire cheesecake

Extra Easy – 2.5 syns per serving (a 1/6 of the cheesecake)

Green – 2.5 syns per serving (a 1/6 of the cheesecake)

Original – 2.5 syns per serving (a 1/6 of the cheesecake)


8 graham crackers (or similar biscuit, at around 120 calories for 4), you need around 60g of biscuit at the least. (12 syns)
2 teaspoons of low fat spread (3 syns)
170g of strawberry fat free yoghurt (syn free one)
300g of fat free soft cheese (or tub of quark)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of sweetener
teaspoon of vanilla extract
fresh strawberries


Preheat oven to  160c or 325f
Put biscuits into a food bag and bash with a rolling pin until it resembles breadcrumb.
Put low fat spread into a bowl and melt in microwave for about 15 secs. Add biscuit crumbs and mix together.
Line a round cake tin (standard size) with baking paper, to prevent it from sticking and making it easy to remove from the tin, or if you have one using a spring form pan.
Empty biscuit crumb into the cake tin and spread around evenly, then press down firmly until the entire base is covered with a thin biscuit crumb layer.
Place in fridge while you make the cheesecake mixture.
In a large mixing bowl, add the yoghurt, eggs, fat free soft cheese (or quark), sweetener and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly until ingredients are all mixed together.
Remove cake tin from fridge and pour the mixture on top of the biscuit layer.
Place in the oven and bake for approx 30 mins or until the cheesecake becomes puffy around the edges but it still very soft in the centre.
Turn off the oven but leave the cheesecake in the oven to cool.
Chill well and then loosen the cheesecake from the sides of the tin using a small palette knife. Serve well chilled with fresh strawberries on top.

You can do all sorts of different flavourings for this, by using different flavoured yoghurt or maybe even adding chocolate options (or similar) to the cheesecake mixture. Obviously that will make it more syns.

Let me know what you think of it, if you give it a try :), especially if you try different flavourings 😉

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  • nilogrant

    Oh my this is making me drool, defo going to try it at the weekend,

  • LaQuita

    That looks amazing! I’ll have to try it sometime soon, instead of the normal cheesecake I make.

  • britmumincanada

    It is not as good as a real piece of calorie filled cheesecake obviously. But is a good low fat substitute, when trying to keep the pounds off :)

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  • Sara Hutchings

    Hi Brit mum,

    What are Graham Crakers and can I get them/equivalent in the UK? How many syns are in one of these crakers maybe I can work it out based on that?

    I love the new take on the cheesecake, we have a taster session at group next week and going to make this! xx

  • admin

    prob wont be able to get them in the UK, but use a biscuit of similar calories for weight will be fine. Light digestives maybe.

  • Sara Hutchings

    ok will have to figure that one out, digestives and digestive lights are exactly the same syns!! Terrible!

  • admin

    oh are they, hmmmmm maybe just look for a biscuit that would work well as a cheesecake base that is of similar calories to the graham crackers.

  • Laura

    What low fat spread do people use? I have tried baking with Flora extra light and its terrible?

  • admin

    it will be fine for the cheesecake, as it is just to bind the biscuit base together and you only need a very tiny amount.

  • Bobbles

    Are Graham Crackers anything like Ritz Crackers?

  • admin

    graham crackers are kind of like a lighter digestive biscuit, you can use any biscuit really of similar calories.

  • Anonymous

    I have just made the strawberry cheese cake it is lovely!!!! i made it with supermarkets own brand value digestive as they were actualy less calories than branded light digestives, by the way love the blog have told all my friends at slimming world about it x x

  • Anonymous

    just made the cheese cake looks yum can.t wait till it cools down to try it woohoo!!! I have made your lasagne & carbonara and both were delicious… love your blogg its fab and helping me get back on track Thanks Pauline xx

  • Debs Smith

    I have never baked anything in my life and i have been with SlimmingWorld a month now + this my first venture into baking, i have 30 minutes, hope its ok, i didn’t know what graham crackers were so i have used digestive caramels, i used 7 biscuits, 4 syns each, i think it was worth it, lets hope its nice when it comes out of the oven :)