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Ultimate Chocolate Cheesecake


  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Description

This chocolate cheesecake is an easy dessert for all chocolate lovers out there. It’s cheesy, creamy, and chocolatey!


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Ingredients

For the crust:

24 Oreos (finely crushed)

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

1/4 c. butter (melted)

For the cheesecake:

10 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (melted)

4 packages cream cheese (8 oz. each)

4 eggs

1 c. granulated sugar

1/2 c. sour cream

1/4 c. cocoa powder (unsweetened)

For the ganache topping:

5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (chopped)

3/4 c. heavy cream


Instructions

Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the cookie crumbs with sugar and butter in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly and press into the bottom and sides of a springform pan (9-inch).
  3. Bake for about 8 minutes and set aside.

Cheesecake

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and set aside.
  2. Mix the cream cheese and sugar using a stand mixer on medium speed. Reduce the speed to low and add sour cream and cocoa powder. Mix well and start adding the melted chocolate and egg one at a time. Pour the mixture over the crust and spread evenly.
  3. Wrap the bottom of the pan with foil and make sure that it is tight enough to prevent water from getting in.
  4. Put the springform pan into a larger pan with hot water about 3/4-inch deep.
  5. Bake for about 60 minutes or until the center is almost set.
  6. Loosen the cake by running a knife around the rim. Let cool for an hour.

Ganache:

  1. Combine the heavy cream and chocolate in the microwave and mix well. Top the cheesecake with the ganache.
  2. Cover the pan and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

Notes

You can use a double broiler too to melt the chocolate.

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