Monday, June 11, 2007

Chocolate Cheesecake

This originally was a Southern Living recipe that I altered slightly. I have made it many times over the years. I have never had chocolate cheesecake as amazing as this.

Chocolate Cheesecake

1/2 pkg Keebler Simply Sandies cookies
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp butter
3/4 cup butter
4 oz Ghirardelli semisweet baking chocolate
1 cup Ghirardelli semisweet chocolate morsels
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1 (3oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/3 cup cream of coconut (optional - it is still great without it)
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Crush cookies into fine crumbs in a food processor. Stir in sugar and 3 tbsp butter. Press into bottom of a greased 9" springform pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce oven temperature to 300.

Combine 3/4 cup butter and chocolate and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Allow to cool slightly.

Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add 1/2 cup sugar and beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, until blended. Stir in cooled chocolate and cream of coconut. Pour over crust and bake at 300 for about 40-50 minutes, or until barely set. Cover and chill for 8 hours.

With chilled beaters in a chilled bowl, beat whipping cream until foamy. Add sugar and vanilla and beat until stiff.

Remove sides of springform pan. Top with whipped cream. Chill at least 1 hour.

Combine ingredients for crust:

Press into a springform pan:

Beat cream cheese and chocolate mixture :

Pour over crust. I always cover the outside of my springform pan with foil to prevent the butter from leaking into the oven:

Serve with fresh fruit. It will leave you speechless.


Ron said...

This looks delicious! I'll ask my wife to make it. (Happy now, Susan)?

Vickie said...

Did Susan put you up to something?

Amby said...

Oh man, I'm sitting here waiting to go to lunch. That did not help! (that's supposed to be a compliment) Yum.

Anonymous said...

You are killing me - what a way to go. That looks beyond delicious.

cindy said...

Wow, chocolate cake. I like!!! :D

Thanks for sharing, Susan.

PS: Found my way through your link in BlogCatalog. :D

cindy said...

Pssh... did I just called you "Susan"? OMG, I'm so sorry, Vickie! LOL! I was reading the comments above and I totally forgotten your name!


I'm so sorry... :P

Vickie said...

No problem. Thank you for visiting!