April 6, 2020

# Cake # Cheesecake

Healthy Ancient Roman Cheesecake

Yes this recipe is from Christmas don't judge

This cheesecake is not only healthy but historic! It is based off an ancient Roman cake called Savillum! I based the recipe from this one so check out that link for more history of the cake!  It is made with ingredients that you would have found way back in ancient Rome. This includes cottage cheese, honey, and poppy seeds.

You may use ricotta instead of cottage cheese. I think this would be more smooth with ricotta but also ricotta is way more expensive! I thought it was still amazing and smooth with cottage cheese.
I made this for a Saturnalia party and the only photos of the whole cake I took were on my phone but I think they turned out ok!

Even though this cake is made with pretty natural ingredients, it is rich! You only need a small slice to feel happy and satisfied.

It is made with ay healthier ingredients than your typical cheesecake.

Honey- a natural sweetener which is gentler on your body than sugar. It does not spike insulin levels which may lead to eating more later. It is also sweeter than sugar so you need to use less therefore less calories!
I felt like my cake was almost a little too sweet so you may want to add less or be careful on how much you add

Cottage cheese- less fat and calories than cream cheese

Poppy seeds (optional)- rich source of calcium, iron, and magnesium. Can relieve exhaustion and anxiety

Whole wheat flour- more fibre an nutrients which keeps you fuller for longer

Obviously I added some non-traditional ingredients like the vanilla and cinnamon but I thought these made it taste even better!

Healthy Ancient Roman Cheesecake
12-24 servings

3 1/2 cups cottage cheese
3/8 cup honey plus 3/4 cup
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 egg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
poppy seeds

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prep an 8" springform cake pan
2. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except the 3/4 cup honey and poppy seeds
3. Pour into your cake pan and bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes until cake is firm
4. Poke some holes with a fork on top of your cake and pour the rest of your honey on top
5. Sprinkle with poppy seeds
6. Return to oven and bake for 10 additional minutes

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