Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake



This was another cheesecake I made this past weekend for friends. It is rich and delicious! Someone told me it reminds them of a giant truffle. It does not take a very big slice to get your chocolate fix, so this would serve quite a few people! Yum!!

Preheat oven to 300°. Spray a 10 inch Springform pan with non stick spray.

2 packages chocolate graham crackers, crushed fine
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Mix together and press evenly into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Let cool.

5 (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1½ cups sugar

Beat until light and fluffy

1½ lbs. dark chocolate morsels
3 Tablespoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons chocolate extract
pinch of salt
1/3 cup AP flour

Add to the creamed mixture and mix until combined.

2/3 cup heavy cream, room temperature
5 eggs, room temperature

Combine the eggs and the cream in a separate bowl and beat together. Then add to the creamed mixture on low. Do not over beat! Pour into cooled crust and set Springform pan onto a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour or till the edges look puffy and a bit dry but not cracked. It will still be jiggly in the center. Turn oven heat off and prop the oven door open with a wooden spoon handle and allow the cheesecake to cool slowly in the oven for another hour. Remove from oven and run a sharp knife around the top edge of the cheesecake. This helps to avoid cracking as it cools. Cracked cheesecakes are not cool!! and very much detested by me!! At least if it is one that came out of my oven. Cool to room temperature then cover with a cloth and refrigerate overnight. Again run a knife around the edge of the pan, deeper this time, and remove the sides of the Springform pan. Slide onto a serving plate and garnish as you choose. I used chocolate mousse and raspberries. Brew some tea or coffee and invite a bunch of friends because you'll need help with this one. ☺

~Be Blessed!~

21 comments:

  1. The Mister would love this..he loves dark chocolate truffles! Your photo is gorgeous...you do have the gift of presentation! Love that! :)

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  2. I love chocolate truffles, look amazing Martha!!

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    1. Thanks Gloria. The Sorbet you made looks refreshing!

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  3. Wow! It looks stunning and delicious.

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  4. Martha, you are killing me! Can I have a small, small slice, please?

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  5. This is the most tempting dessert, I have seen, in a long while and I do see plenty of fabulous desserts. This is a beauty as well as what must be the most delicious cheesecake.

    I would be happy if you linked this to Bake with Bizzy.

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    1. This is pure beauty besides being delicious and it is being featured, this week. Thanks for linking it up and I am proud to share it with others.

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  6. Very beautiful and and elegant looking cake!

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  7. That looks rich and delicious! I'd probably start off with a small slice and then keep adding to it, making myself sick in the process! ;)

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  8. I bet hubby would say this is too much chocolate, but he doesn't like chocolate anyway, so he doesn't count. I think it looks divine!

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  9. Gorgeous and delicious! Wow! Thanks so much for linking up at Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky this week! :)

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

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  10. So beautiful! Chocolate and cheesecake - two of my great loves! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  11. OHH! And i just gave up chocolate! awwww!~ Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  12. I had to come by for a quick piece...OH my favorite right here. Thanks again for sharing.

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  13. It looks so beautiful! And yum! I am dying to try the recipe now!

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