Friday, May 7, 2010

Chocolicious Cheesecake

Happy Friday!  Mmm chocolate cheesecake...need I say more?  Here's my current favorite chocolate cheesecake recipe:

Chocolicious Cheesecake

Crust Ingredients:
3/4 package of oreos, crushed
3/4 stick of butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar

Cheesecake Ingredients:
3 packages cream cheese, at room temperature
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons espresso powder
3 eggs

Mouse Ingredients:
1 containuer Cool Whip, at room temperature room
1 box devils food instant pudding mix
1 package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup heavy cream

For the Crust:
  1. Mix oreos, butter and sugar
  2. Press into bottom and up the sides of springform pan
  3. Put pan in refrigerator until ready to pour in cheesecake filling
For Filling:
  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in microwave, set aside to cool
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and put in a shallow baking pan on the bottom rack to heat up
  3. Cream together cream cheese and sugar until smooth
  4. Add in chocolate and beat until incorporated
  5. Add in vanilla and espresso powder
  6. Beat in eggs one at a time until incorporated
  7. Remove pan from refrigerator and fill with cheesecake
  8. When oven is to temperature, pour two cups of hot water into the shallow pan on the bottom rack
  9. Bake cheesecake for 1 hour or until center is slightly jiggly and sides are set
  10. Allow cheesecake to cool in oven for two hours
For Mousse:
  1. Beat cream cheese until smooth
  2. Add in cool whip and pudding mix and beat until incorporated
  3. Beat in heavy cream until mixture is thick, but spreadable
  4. Top cooled cheesecake with mouse and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight

1 comment:

The Razz Fam said...

LOOKS SO YUMMY! I am happy you came across the Funambulist Damsel! You definately need to come by the link party!! The 8 minute cake is insane...SO moist and sweet. I can't wait to hear back from you...what flavor are you going to try!?


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