Friday, June 7, 2013

Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake

Good morning! I hope you are well. I thought it might be nice to start the weekend with an easy, delicious Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe recipe.

I have had this on my Pinterest Chocolate Board for a long time and this past weekend I decided to try it. I am so happy that I did. 

Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake
Recipe Adapted from Food Network

15 chocolate wafer cookies
10 sugar cookies
3 Tablespoons of butter melted
1 Tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon

8 ounces of chocolate chopped (65%  Ghirardelli + semisweet chocolate chips)
8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
2/3 cup of sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs room temperature

4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 teaspoon corn syrup
2 tablespoons sour cream room temperature


Preheat oven to 350. Line and 8 inch baking pan with foil. 
In a blender or food processor blend butter, cookies, coffee, cinnamon, sugar, into fine crumbs. Then press into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until set.
Melt  chocolate at 75% power in a microwave until melted. Or place chocolate in a bowl over simmering water until melted.
In the bowl of a mixer blend cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar until smooth. Scrape the side, and then add eggs one at a time until incorporated. While the mixer is running add the chocolate and mix until smooth.
Pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust and bake for 25-30 minutes. The filling will be puff around the edges and be a little wiggly in the middle. 
Let cool on a wire rack.

While the cake is cooling combine chocolate, butter and corn syrup, and heat at 75% power in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Once melted add the sour cream and mix until smooth. Pour mixture over the cheesecake and spread evenly. 
Let cake COOL COMPLETELY, then refrigerate overnight.

NOTES: I changed the recipe to my liking by adding the cinnamon and using different cookies in the crust. I use these cookies from The Salem Baking Company, I like this combination but you can use Oreo's too. Also, I use a combination of chocolate, typically 65% and some semisweet chips.
If you want the cake to be cute into even pieces without the top breaking, remove the pan from the refrigerator after an hour or two, cut and return to refrigerator.

You can change this recipe to suite your taste, add peppermint extract for a little change, sprinkle chopped candy bars onto the chocolate layer for an added dimension. 

This recipe is fabulous! It may be my favorite cheesecake that I have made to date. As I mentioned earlier, it is easy, very rich, chocolaty and a great dessert to make and share!

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

If you like chocolate than you can follow my adventures on my Chocolate Board on Pinterest or if you have missed some of my baking from this blog than you can find all of the recipes on my  Once Upon a Chocolate Life Board on Pinterest.

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