Does the thought of chocolaty goodness follow you everywhere you go? Alternatively, perhaps you have one of more chocoholics living in the same house with you. Learning to make simple dessert recipes can be fun as well as delicious, especially when you are a chocolate lover or have a chocoholic in your home. When you make this mouthwatering dessert you will experience the delicious taste of chocolate in two ways. One is with the great tasting chocolate wafer cookie crust. The other is a creamy dose of both semi sweet and unsweetened chocolate.
Feel Free to Adapt Your Dessert Recipes to Enhance the Flavors
This is another dessert recipe that you can adapt to suit the types of chocolate flavors you and your family or friends enjoy eating. For instance, you can make this cheesecake in two different ways. First, you can increase the amount of sugar to make it sweeter or you can reduce the amount of sugar to produce a bitter chocolate dessert experience.
Recipe for Chocolate Wafer Crust Chocolate Cheesecake
What You Need
- 1 package chocolate wafers 8.5 ounce
- 3 Tablespoons butter or margarine
- 3/8 cup unsweetened chocolate
- 1 1/8 cups semi sweet chocolate
- 4 packages softened cream cheese 3 ounce
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla flavoring
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 container whipped topping
How to Make It
About 20 minutes before preparation time place the cream cheese out onto the countertop to soften for mixing.
Prepare a 9 inch spring form pan by lightly coating it with cooking spray and then set aside until needed.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine in a small saucepan and then set aside until needed.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
To prepare the cheesecake crust you will crush the chocolate wafers and then add the melted 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine. Mix to combine into a crumbly type of dough. Press this mixture into the bottom and along the sides of the prepared 9 inch spring form pan. Set aside until needed.
To prepare the creamy filling you will begin by beating the softened cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy and then set aside until needed.
Using a double boiler over hot water, you will add the remaining butter or margarine, the unsweetened chocolates and the semi sweet chocolates to melt while stirring until the chocolates are melted and smooth. Add the cream cheese and beat well. Add the vanilla flavoring and whipping cream, and then stir until well combined.
Beat the eggs together with the sugar and then gradually add this mixture into the chocolate mixture slowly. Pour this mixture into the prepared cooled cheesecake crust. Place in the preheated oven to bake for about 40 to 45 minutes or until the cake begins to slightly puff up in the center. Remove from heat and allow the dessert to completely chill before un-molding it for cutting into individual servings. Garnish with a nice dollop of whipped topping before serving to family and friends.
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