Monday, July 18, 2011

Rich Chocolate Cheesecake

This is my favorite cookbook.  We got it as a wedding present and it's living proof that while the south may not be perfect, they certainly can cook.

For some strange reason I had an overabundance of cream cheese and so I browsed the book until I found a recipe for "Rich Chocolate Cheesecake".  It did not disappoint.

For the Crust:
1 1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
1/ 3 cup melted butter

Mix well and press into a 10 inch spring form pan. Bake @ 350 for 6-8 minutes
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
32 oz soften cream cheese
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 Tb cocoa
2 tsp vanilla extract
16 oz sour cream

Melt chocolate in the microwave (I cook for 20-30 seconds at a stir, and return to microwave until smooth and creamy). Beat cream cheese until light an fluffy.  Slowly add sugar.  Mix well. Add eggs 1 at a time.  Stir in chocolate cocoa and vanilla. Mix wellStir in sour cream.  Mix well.  Pour on top of crust and bake @300 for 1 hour and 40 minutes (that's seemed like a really long time, but it wasn't over done).  Let cool to room temperature on wire rack. Chill at least 8 hours.  Garnish as desired. (For me that means lots of whipped cream)

It was yummy!

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Linking up here.


  1. that sounds sooooo decadent! am bookmarking this for our next family get-together!!

    thanks for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party! hope to see you again this week!

  2. I have to try making this. It looks so incredibly yummy. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

  3. Yum!!! Does it really get any better than chocolate cheesecake??

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  4. thanks for sharing:) i think my in laws would LOVE THIS!!!!

  5. Yummy Chocolates ! That's Delicious look and Nice info