This single serving cheesecake mug cake is less than 300 calories per serving. And it’s only 4 ingredients!
This cheesecake is not quite the traditional cheesecake made with cream cheese. The cheese flavor is a little milder, making it lighter in terms of taste, texture and calorie count. It comes in at around 255 calories per serving.
Rather than using cream cheese for this cake, I actually use the low calorie Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss wedges. The texture makes it easy to whip into a cake.
I confess, my original intention was to make a savory cheesecake. But it just didn’t taste good. So I went back to experimenting and came up with this sweet version that tastes like a light and airy cheesecake. Mr. K said it reminded him of the Japanese-style cheesecakes.
I made everything in a mug and cooked it in the mug, then placed it in a ramekin because it showed off the cake better, as it does shrink quite a bit after it comes out of the microwave. This was the perfect dessert for those days when you are trying to eat healthy but want to have your cake too.
I also have a traditional cheesecake mug cake recipe here.
And you can view my entire collection of Mug Cake Recipes
I also have a category of 4 Ingredients Or Less Recipes
Light Cheesecake Mug Cake
- 2 1/2 Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss wedges
- 2 tbsp nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp granulated white sugar
- 1 egg
- Add cheese to microwave-safe mug and heat for about 15 seconds to soften further. Add in remaining ingredients and mix with a small whisk until smooth batter forms.
- Microwave cake for 1 minute. Stop, pause, and then microwave for about another 20-30 seconds until done. The surface of the cake should look cooked rather than liquidy. Make sure you stop after 1 minute otherwise, your cake will overheat and might pop and splatter in the microwave. Let cake cool before eating.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.