Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chocolate Cheesecake

Today's post is a special one. Camilla, one of my blogging friends is celebrating her 15th wedding anniversary today and in keeping with the fact that they had a cheesecake instead of a traditional wedding cake, invited us to celebrate with her by making a cheesecake. I jumped at the opportunity because I love cheesecake, but haven't made too many myself, apart from this Japanese Cheesecake, a yummy no-bake Strawberry Cheesecake and this Blackcurrant Cheesecake. I've always wanted to try out a Chocolate Cheesecake and this seemed like the perfect time.

I initially intended using a Nigella Lawson recipe, but saw that she used custard powder. I didn't have any and didn't want to buy something I'd use for just one recipe. So I looked for another recipe and I found this one. I pretty much stuck to the recipe with the exception of the base. I used some Digestive biscuits instead of the Oreo cookies. The recipe was simple to put together and full of chocolaty goodness. If you know a chocolate lover, they'd love this treat. I used a combination of milk and 70% dark chocolate and it was divine. If you prefer Milk chocolate, just use that instead. It had a beautiful silky texture and wasn't too sweet as a result of the mix of chocolate I'd used. I'm happy I tried this recipe out; it sure is a keeper.

So this one is for you and your husband, Camilla - Happy Anniversary!!!

Chocolate Cheesecake
Adapted from: Kraft

8-10 Digestive biscuits (1 1/2 cups), finely crushed
2 tbsp butter, melted
3 boxes Philadelphia Cream Cheese (each one is 8oz.), at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
4 oz. Semi sweet chocolate, chopped into small  pieces, melted and cooled
3 eggs

Heat the oven to 160ºC.

Mix the biscuit crumbs and melted butter till the mixture resembles wet sand.

Press the mix down into the base of a 9" springform pan. (I used a 7" one and made a couple of individual portions)

Bake for 10 minutes.

Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla till combined.

Add the chocolate and mix well.

Add eggs one at a time and beat between each addition till incorporated.

Pour over the baked crust.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the centre is almost set.

Refrigerate for about 4 hours.

Serve with some strawberries.

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  1. Trisha, this looks absolutely divine. Thank you for sharing the recipe and helping me celebrate my 15th anniversary.

  2. simple and delicious- looks great!

  3. This looks awesome! Rich and delicious...I would love a slice :)

    1. Thanks Tammy ... you are more than welcome to join us :)

  4. Chocolate cheesecake? Are you kidding me? YUM!!! Trisha, it looks wonderful!!!

  5. Chooooooocolate! This looks delicious!

  6. Be still my chocolate-loving heart! This looks divine!

  7. yay for chocolate cheesecake! I like darker chocolate and less sweet desserts myself.

  8. Delicious Trisha! I almost made a chocolate cheesecake too as I have yet to try my hand at such a flavored cheesecake but then decided to go with a berry flavored one. Your cheesecake looks fantastic so now I know where to find a great recipe for a CHOCOLATE cheesecake! :-)

  9. oooh this sounds delicious! I like the idea of digestives for the crust, unique!

  10. Chocolate cheesecake? Yum! Most people make a fruit version of cheesecake, but after seeing your chocolate version, I cant imagine why more people don't make it this way.

    1. I loved it for an occasional treat, but i do love the fruity versions too!


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