Monday, June 28, 2010

Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake

This cheesecake is not your normal thick New York Style cheesecake.  Instead it is wonderfully dreamy and creamy.  So delicious!

For the crust:
1 stick butter
2 rows of Oreo cookies from a standard package

To make crust:  In a food processor or blender, put in the cookies one row at a time and then pulse the machine until the cookies are tiny crumbs.  If the butter is not at room temperature, soften the butter a little bit in the microwave.  Mix butter and cookie crumbs together and then press into a 9 inch spring form pan.

For filling:

3 packages cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
8 oz. of high quality dark chocolate

To make filling:  Melt chocolate on 1/2 power in microwave for 45 seconds at a time until melted.  Be SURE NOT to burn the chocolate.  It burns easily.  Set chocolate aside and allow it to cool a little.  While it is cooling, with a mixer, beat together the cream cheese, butter and sugar.  Continue beating and add in 1 egg at a time.  Beat until completely smooth.   Beat in vanilla.  Continue to mix and slowly pour in chocolate.  Continue mixing until the chocolate is completely mixed in. 

To Bake:  Pour filling into prepared Oreo crust.  Place spring form pan on a cookie sheet.   Bake cheesecake at 275 degrees for 25 minutes.

Allow to cool completely and then refrigerate.  Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.  Top with whipped cream if desired.
I’m telling you, you are going to love this creamy cheesecake.  It is amazing!

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The Mueller Family said...

I am sure this will be Brittney's new favorite perfect mix for her..chocolate AND cheesecake:) Thanks for always sharing!

Becky Shuler said...

Thanks for the recipe! I just went to your photo shoot and it was amazingly beautiful. I loved the family shot with all the different colored ties. My favorite picture was the black and white. They were really lucky to have chosen you.

Ilene said...

Thanks. We'll try it on Friday for Haley's Bday I'm sure she won't mind.

Linda Wheeler said...

Sounds delicious. I love chocolate cheesecake. Will try it soon.