Diabetic Chocolate Cheesecake
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons canola or olive oil
3 large egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups nonfat ricotta cheese
1/4 cup cocoa
1/3 cup yogurt cheese (see note)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Fill a 13x9x2-inch pan halfway with hot water. Place in oven on shelf below where chocolate cheesecake will be placed. This will prevent the top of cheesecake from cracking. In small bowl, combine all crust ingredients. Press onto bottom and part-way up sides of pan. Set aside.
In food processor or blender, combine egg whites, sugar, ricotta, cocoa, yogurt cheese and vanilla; process, scraping sides occasionally, for 1 minute until smooth and thick. Pour into crust.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes until filling is just set (center will jiggle slightly). Turn off oven and leave cake in closed oven 5 minutes longer. Remove from oven and cool about an hour on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.