Chocolate Cheesecake-How To Make A Fresh Cheesecake
Chocolate in any dessert is certainly very popular. However, creating a chocolate dessert doesn’t need to be too sickly or too sweet either. If you get the perfect mix or balance, you can create a fantastic chocolate dessert that becomes a favourite. There is nothing better than chocolate and cheesecake, so why not make the two into one dessert? Why not try a chocolate cheesecake and make this your own very special and unique dessert that will have everyone coming back for seconds!
If you want to make a chocolate cheesecake, you have two options; the quick method or the long method. Both can be quite good but the short version is buying a cheesecake from the store and convincing people it’s your own. However, if you are someone who loves to cook or try out new recipes, why not try to create a chocolate cheesecake yourself.
What You Will Need
- For the crust of the cheesecake, you will need either crushed biscuits, shortbread dough or wafer crumbs, whichever one you are most comfortable with.
- You will also need butter – one third of melted butter.
- Whipping cream for topping – if you so wish to have extra topping.
- White and bittersweet chocolate; white chocolate for the topping which needs to be cut or chopped very finely. This should be around four ounces and the bittersweet chocolate which is used for filling, has to be around six ounces and melted.
- One cup of cream which is used for filling also.
- Twenty ounces of cream cheese which again is used for filling.
- Three eggs
- Three tablespoons of coffee liqueur – if desired.
- One cup of sugar – granulated.
- Topping such as cocoa, sprinkles, fruit, chocolate pieces or any other sprinkling you wish to add.
- The Crust
First of all, you need to work on the base or the crust of the cheesecake. This is a very important part and an area which really has to be almost perfect because you don’t want this to break away or crumble.
So, you have to take your base ingredients such as your shortbread dough, wafer crumbs or crushed biscuits and melted butter and mix together. Use a good medium sized bowl to mix the ingredients together but you have to make sure the ingredients are well mixed together.
Once everything has been well mixed, take a round baking pan, grease the sides and bottom before placing the base mixture into the pan. Carefully do this and make sure that you don’t overdo the base mix. You can leave this to set by placing into a refrigerator.
You now no longer need to worry about the base and move onto the filling for the chocolate cheesecake.
- The Filling
You must preheat your oven to around 300-325 Fahrenheit temperature. This is very important, so please remember to preheat the oven before you start on your filling.
Take a large mixing bowl and place your cream cheese and the sugar into the bowl and beat both together. This is very simple and shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to have the two combined.
One egg should be added now and beaten into the mixture of the filling. Once the egg has been mixed in, add the second and beat the egg in again. Do the same with the third and last egg also. Make sure the ingredients are mixed well together before continuing.
You now need your chocolate, sour cream and if you so wish, liqueur. All three ingredients need to be beaten together.
Once the filling mixture is combined together, you need to take your base pan and pour over the mixture onto the base. Try to make it even if you can, so the end product doesn’t end up lopsided.
Once you have poured the mixture onto the base, place the pan onto a baking tray and into the oven. Leave the cheesecake to bake for 40-45 minutes.
After the 40-45 minutes are up, switch off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside the oven for another 40-45 minutes.
Go back after the 40-45 minutes are up and take out the cheesecake and leave it to cool on the counter. You can now concentrate on your topping.
- The Topping
Melt white chocolate with whipping cream until both are smooth and melted fully. Make sure there are no large chocolate pieces left and that the entire mixture is completely smooth. If in doubt, stir a good dozen times to ensure everything is melted. Though, it would be best to melt the chocolate on a low temperature or over a pan of bowling water.
Take the chocolate from the bowl and place onto your cheesecake. Try to spread the mixture evenly over the cheesecake and cover well.
All you need to do now is to either add some sprinkles or toppings such as fruits, sprinkles or chocolate pieces if you so wish and place the cheesecake into the refrigerator to cool.
You are ready to eat!