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It’s Valentine’s Day, people around the world are celebrating love. I can’t help to feel thankful and blessed. I have my amazing family, we have each other, we love each other, and we have it all. For our Valentine’s dinner, I made a rich and decadent chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Although, it was my first time making chocolate cheesecake and it was delicious.
Here is how I made it, using a 4 steps process.
For the chocolate crust
24 chocolate sandwich cookies
5 tbsp unsalted butter melted
For the Filling
1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup hot coffee
3 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
1 cup of sugar
¼ cup sour cream
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp flour sifted
For the ganache
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup of whipping cream
2 tbsp chocolate liquor
For the chocolate whipping cream
2 cups of cold whipping cream
¼ confectioner sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp cocoa powder sifted
Heat the oven to 350F. Add the chocolate cookies to a food processor and pulverize. Pour the melted butter into the food processor while pulsing.
Transfer the crumbs to a springform pan. Use a spatula to distribute the crumbs, then press down with your hands. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes, then set aside.
2nd step, the filling
Add the chocolate chips to a small bowl, then add the hot coffee and mix a little. Then microwave for 20 seconds. Stir and set aside.
Add the cream cheese to the mixer. Mix for 1 minute.
Then add the sugar, beat on low for 2 minutes. Add the sour cream, then add the flour. Keep mixing. Add the vanilla, then add the eggs one at a time. Finally, add the chocolate mixture. Scrape the bowl to make sure everything is well incorporated. At this point, the batter should be a uniform color and very smooth.
Transfer the batter to the pan with crumbs chocolate previously baked. Bake the cheesecake at 325F for 20 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 300F, then bake for an additional 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and crack the door open. Allow the cheesecake to cool for at least one hour before removing it from the oven. Then chill it for at least 2 to 3 hours.
3rd step, the ganache
Melt the chocolate with ½ cup of heavy cream and 2 tbsp of chocolate liquor. Microwave for 30 seconds. Let it cool for a while then spread over the cake and smooth with a spatula.
4th step, the chocolate whipped cream
Whip the cold whipping cream with the confectioner sugar, add vanilla extract, and cocoa powder.
Once you obtain soft peaks, you can transfer the cream to a piping bag and pipe the cake.
Wherever you are, I hope you had a chance to celebrate true love, Happy Valentine’s Day!
I am a sucker for a good cheesecake and though I don’t make them often I do love buying them.
I love cheesecake but I never made chocolate cheesecake. Excited to try this!
I’m all about a good dessert and I doesn’t matter the day, everyday is good for me hahaha
I should try your recipe, it looks so good. Yum. Yhanks for sharing. – Paolo
You can never go wrong with a chocolate cheesecake! I would want to make one which is sugar free because of my diabetes lol.
chocolate cheesecake oh my my…definitely one of my favorite dessert,,,quite expensive here in our place but its worth a slice for me and my wife
I love cheesecake – and chocolate cheesecake is my favorite. I tried to do it with three different layers: white, milk, and dark chocolate. Lots of work – bo so worth it!
This is an interesting mix, I’m not really a fan of cheese cake but I absolutely love chocolate so. I might just give this a try
I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day but the cheesecake looks so yummy and the recipe looks great!
I usually don’t like chocolate cake but this is such a straightforward recipe. It doesn’t look very hard to make either, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time before making a beautiful dessert. Thank you for sharing it.
I love your table set up. And Im obsessed with chocolate cakes and this recipe was really good
Yum yum yum. This just adds to the sweetness of valentines!
I love Chocolate and I love cheese ~ So this combination is my absolute favourite, thanks a lot for sharing the recipe, it looks easy to make and I would love to do that in the future! – Knycx journeying
That looks delicious. cheesecake is always my favorite dessert and snack. I like how you included the red on it.
i love cheesecake, in fact all kind of cakes, so this recipe really making me craving hungry…as usual 😀 lol…cheers, siennylovesdrawing
Looks delicious! I made a white chocolate cheesecake myself. Can never go wrong with chocolate right? 🙂
Ooo yes please, I love chocolate sop chocolate in a cheesecake sounds lovely. also I love your table setting too by the way x
You had me at chocolate and cheesecake. This.looks delicious and turned out amazing.
That chocolate cheesecake sounds delicious! I’m sure your family enjoyed it! I love the way you decorated your table!
looks great! we made a cake for Valentine’s day (it was our romantic activity) and chocolate cheesecake made to the short list. we ended up doing honey cake because we already had everything we needed and due to snow storm here delivery wasn’t fast and had extra charges
Omg! I could die for your gorgeous cake. Guess what my partner gave me on Valentine’s Day last year – a bunch of dead flower! I was soooo P** off! This year he made up for it with a big bunch of red roses, but I was like what about the chocolate? And cake?
This chocolate cheesecake looks unreal! My husband LOVES cheesecake so I may have to try this some time!
Wow! I want to try this recipe, I’m craving it already. Thank you for sharing this.
This sounds amazing! I love chocolate and I love cheesecake. It’s my husband’s favorite dessert so I think I’ll try making this for him soon.
Looks delicious and really fun to make! I love how you decorated the cake in the end. Lovely!
Can I have some. I love it!
This looks like an amazing recipe! I love cheesecake and chocolate! I want to make this!
Oh my goodness that looks SO GOOD!
I love cheesecake and chocolate! This looks so irresistible! Just yum!
omg – this cheesecake and chocolate looks absolutely amazing. Thank you for posting the recipe
This sounds like it would be a really great recipe to try out myself! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Your chocolate cheesecake looks like something I’ll be making often way beyond Valentine’s Day because I love cheesecake!
I love cheesecake. This looks like something I will enjoy.
Hi Marjie! The way you set up your table reminds me of my mom when she entertained our family all the time! She doesn’t do it anymore because of lack of space (we have a large family), and quite frankly because of the pandemic as well, but one day I buy her a house I know she’ll go back to entertaining. Your cheesecake looked delicious and I’d never heard of a chocolate cheesecake, but there’s always something new to learn about and try. I’ll add it to my arsenal of foods to try. Thank you for sharing! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Cheesecakes are timeless and they are our favorite, all year round.
You had me at chocolate! We are chocolate lovers in my family and I am definitely going to make this recipe!
Interesting that you’re adding coffee for the filling. I definitely to try it!
Omg!! Chocolate cheesecake is my most fav thing in the world. Thanks for this recipe!
This sounds delicious. I love that it is an Oreo crust and Godiva liquor. I will have to try this.
It’s simple and delicious!
OH that cheesecake is calling my name. It looks sooo good!
It was delicious, Elisa!
I love anything chocolatey and this cheesecake is just perfect for my chocolate cravings. I will try it soon.