3/9/13

Rich Chocolate Cheesecake With Chocolate Ganache

Our little brother celebrated a birthday last weekend and he had requested this Chocolate Cheesecake for weeks for his big day. This cheesecake is rich, decadent, and delicious. If you love cheesecake making this recipe is a must.

Ingredients:
Chocolate Cheesecake Crust:
1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer or graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cupunsalted butter, melted

Filling:
12 ounces milk chocolate chips 24 ounces (3 - 8 ounces packages) full fat cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup granulated white sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup full fat or light sour cream, room temperature

Ganache:
4 ounces milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon unsalted butter, room temperature

Directions:
1. Spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 10 inch spring form pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with rack in center of oven.
2. In a medium sized bowl combine the chocolate wafer crumbs and melted butter. Press the crumbs evenly over the bottom of the spring form pan. Cover and refrigerate while you make the filling.
3. Melt the chopped chocolate in a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
4. Meanwhile, in the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer) beat the cream cheese, on medium low speed, until smooth. Gradually beat in the sugar. Add the melted chocolate and beat until fully incorporated. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well (about 30 seconds) after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla extract and sour cream and beat until thoroughly incorporated. Remove the crust from the refrigerator and pour in the filling. Place the cheesecake pan on a larger baking pan and place in the oven.
5. Bake for about 50 - 55 minutes or until firm yet the center of the cheesecake will still look a little wet and wobbly. Remove from oven and carefully run a knife or spatula around the inside edge of pan to loosen the cheesecake (helps prevent the surface from cracking as it cools). Let cool and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours before covering with the ganache.
6. Place the chopped chocolate in a stainless steel bowl. Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for a few minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool slightly and then pour over cheesecake. With an offset spatula or back of a spoon, evenly spread the ganache over the top of the cheesecake. Cover and return to the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. This cheesecake tastes best after being refrigerated for at least a day.

54 comments:

  1. I shouldn´t read your blog, because in the normal case I´m so into sweets and baking, but this recipe sounds really too good ;)

    xx
    Rena
    http://dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  2. oh no its horrible to see such delicious cakes if you want to diet haha
    love and kiss,mary

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  3. omg I wish I could eat this like right now

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  4. Oh, any dessert with Ghirardelli is the BEST!

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  5. how decadent does this look????!!!

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  6. This is pures sin, but the recipe is appreciated;O) Thanks for posting and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

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  7. Oh ! Another yummy cake made by you ! I want to enter in the computer to eat it !
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  8. Adorei o blog, muito lindo, ame tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

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  9. This looks absolutely delicious :)

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    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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  10. oh my gosh - this looks super delish! thanks for stopping by my blog - following you now :)
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  11. Oh my gosh you are making me so hungry! I would surely break my diet for a piece of this :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  12. This. Looks. Amazing. Definitely a must try!

    Kaitlin
    teaandsequin.blogspot.com

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  13. i want this cake;)
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  14. Yum yum yum. I need to make this asap!

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  15. These look yummy! I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe!

    - Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

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  16. this look so friggin' good! i must lick the monitor now...

    btw, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!

    modern.girl

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  17. Yummy!! Happy belated b'day to ur brother! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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  18. oh yum! looks good, but maybe not so good for the silhouette? :D

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  19. That looks amazing...so yummy! Have a wonderful week dolls x

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  20. This looks absolutely incredible - drooling over here!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  21. Yum! This looks divine, I am a massive fan of cheesecake but haven't made a chocolate one before, I really want to try it out. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  22. My stomach growled when I saw that photo - looks SO delish!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  23. oh my, that looks soooo yummy!! i tried doing that cake but it didn't turned out as great as I'd like it to be. i'd definitely try your recipe, thanks alot for sharing! :)

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  24. Oh, you REALLY shouldn't have posted this. Really should not have posted this. My poor little allergy infested body. How should I make this if I wanted it allergy free...see what you have done. Thanks girls.

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  25. mmm<3 great pictures !
    nice blog ; d

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  26. That looks delicious – I love cheesecake, but I've never attempted to make chocolate!

    Sea and Swank


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  27. Let me say that I really love this !!!

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  28. Chocolate cheesecake! Wow, I'd love to eat this right now... If only I could.

    LUXESSED

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  29. Wow that looks amazing! Ive always been a little intimidated to make my own cheesecake but yours looks great!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  30. mmm that looks sinfully delicious!! :)

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    xx

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  31. This looks just delicious! Wish I could get some delivered to me ;)

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  32. WOW, that looks amazing. I'm such a sucker for cheesecake!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  33. omg this looks so delish - I love all things chocolate :) xx

    elle [wonderfelle world]

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  34. ohhh gorgeous! I made a cheesecake this weekend too!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  35. Mmm... this cheesecake looks heavenly. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :) NY cheesecake is my favorite.

    Jess
    What Jess Wore

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  36. Wow that looks AMAZING. I don't think I've ever made cheesecake before. It seems really intimidating, but I guess I"ll have to get over my fear of making it one day....and chocolate would be the best one to make too

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  37. Ooo delicious!
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    Speak soon,
    Have a lovely evening
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    Kate xo

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  38. The chocolate cheesecake looks wonderful!

    Faye

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