Chocolate Cheesecake

ThisChocolate Cheesecake is packed full of richchocolate flavor, accompanied with ahomemade Oreo cookie crust, and topped withdark chocolate ganache.
Keyword: cake, chocolate

Ingredients

Crust

  • 16-18 pcs oreo cookies crushed
  • 3 tbsp butter melted

Filling

  • 3 ounce packaged cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Ganache

  • 1 cup chocolate chips (a bit more than 8 oz of baking chocolate)
  • 3 nos eggs
  • 1 egg york
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 10 ounce semi-sweet chocolate melted (8 oz = 1 cup)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup sugar

Instructions

Prep

  • Preheatoven to 325 degrees.
  • Place Oreo’sin a plastic bag or two, and proceed to crush them consistently with abluntobject, until they are in small crumbs.
  • Place crumbs in a medium bowl,add melted butter, and mix until the mixture holdstogether slightly with pressure.
  • You may need to add in more melted butter.
  • Pourcrumbs into a spring-from 9-inchpan and press onto the bottom of the pan, andup the sides slightly, if desired.

Filling

  • In aheat-proof bowl, microwave chocolate until melted. Set aside.
  • Beatcream cheese with the sugar, cocoa powder, flour, heavy cream, and sour creamuntil combined, in a large bowl.
  • Addeggs and egg yolk, and stir until just combined.
  • Addvanilla and melted chocolate last.
  • Stir until completely combined. Make sure not to over mix or whip.

Bake

  • Pour cream cheese mixture over the crust in the spring-form pan.
  • Carefully place inthe oven and bake for around 55 minutes, until center is set.
  • Once out of theoven, and cooled, place in the fridge and chill overnight beforeserving.

Ganache Top Layer

  • Once mostly chilled, make ganache. Bring heavy cream to a simmer in a small saucepan with the sugar and butter.
  • Remove from heat, add in chocolate chips, and stir until completely melted and creamy.

Pour on the Topping

  • Immediatelypourthe mixture over the cheesecake (still in the springform pan) and lettheganache spread completely and evenly over the surface.
  • Continue chilling.
  • Serve cold.

Done!

  • Enjoy!!!

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