Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Monday, February 15, 2010


This is my favorite go-to recipe for cheesecake. I love cheesecake and I love chocolate. I served this at a catered event on Saturday night and not only was it all gone, but it seemed someone scraped my serving plate……clean, lol. Wish there had been a piece left over for me. Don’t feel too badly for me though…Dear Son #2 made me Crepes w/Strawberries & Whipped for Valentine’s Day. He’s a gem!!

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

1 package (9 ounces) chocolate wafer cookies
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 bars (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
Chocolate Genache, for topping

Preheat oven to 325° degrees. Assemble a 9-inch springform pan with the raised side of the bottom facing down.

In a food processor, pulse cookies until finely ground. Add butter, and pulse to moisten. Transfer to prepared pan, and press crumbs firmly and evenly into the bottom. Place pan on a rimmed baking sheet; bake 10 minutes, and set aside.

Wipe out bowl and blade of food processor. Add cream cheese, sugar, and salt; blend until smooth. With motor running, add eggs, then sour cream, and finally chocolate; blend filling until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Pour filling onto crust, and bake just until set, 1 hour. Turn oven off, and let cheesecake sit 1 hour in oven, without opening (this helps prevent cracking).

Run a thin knife around the edge of the pan (this helps prevent cracking, too); leave in pan, and cool completely on wire rack. Cover loosely and refrigerate, at least 6 hours or up to overnight.

Prepare Chocolate Genache. Unmold cheesecake. Spread ganache in center of cheesecake; let set before serving.

Chocolate Genache
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate

In a small saucepan, bring cream to boil. Remove from the heat, stir in chocolate. Stir unitl melted, then set aside until thickened, 2 to 5 minutes.

I'm posting to the Tuesday Foodie Events....Thanks to Jen, Lisa & Cole from Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday,Tasty Tuesday , and Tuesdays at the Table.



20 comments:

  1. A beautiful cake that sounds delicious!! Thank you for the recipe!

    xoxo
    Jane

  1. Brenda said...:

    That looks really, really yummy!

  1. comfycook said...:

    What a fantastic cheesecake and it is beautiful. I am glad it is after midnight and I am not hungry or I would be making it or going to the store to get what I need.

  1. WOW! That looks awesome! I can almost smell it from here. '-)

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

  1. That looks delicious! You have a lovely blog...

  1. Gail, girl, you are going to fatten us up! This looks yummy and many thanks for the recipe.

    Blessings, Barb ♥

  1. Oh yikes; heaven on a plate.
    Cass

  1. Sharon said...:

    Oh Gail,

    That looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. Ilove when I see that the plates of what I bring to Pot-Blesses are scraped :)

    Have a most blessed day!
    Sharon

  1. Tiffanee said...:

    Wow! That looks incredible! Would you serve me a piece right now!!

  1. DarcyLee said...:

    We love chocolate and cheesecake at our house, too. This one looks not only yummy but beautiful too!

  1. I LOVE!!! chocolate and triple chocolate is even better.
    Geri

  1. Sherry said...:

    I'm going to have to wipe off my screen now. LOL! YUMMY!

  1. Sabrina said...:

    This looks DEEEE-VINE! My husband, chocolate lover would go bananas for this!

  1. cindy said...:

    It looks very good and very rich. Yum Yum

  1. Greg and Donna said...:

    Oh yummy! That looks wonderful! These ingredients will be on my shopping list soon!

  1. Morgan said...:

    The cheesecake looks rich and delicious!

  1. Kathleen said...:

    Ouch, it is Ash Wednesday and that cake is so much temptation. Lead us not into temptation, GAIL!!
    Beautiful cake! From now till Easter, just saltine recipes..:)

  1. I love cheesecake and chocolate and this looks divine. I would have licked the plate clean too.

  1. Katie said...:

    That cheesecake looks amazing, Gail! I have to make that!

  1. I'm so glad you posted this. I had a chocolate cheesecake recipe that I loved and I can't find it. I've been on a search for another great one and I'm sure this is it! Thanks!

    Sue

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