Wednesday, October 31, 2012

#74 | Learn to Make Cheesecake and 40 Recipes | #4 Chocolate Marble Cheesecake

Recipe Source:  Hershey Website

Chocolate Crumb Crust:
1 ¼ c vanilla wafer crumbs (about 40 wafers, crushed)
1/3 c powdered sugar
1/3 c Hershey’s cocoa
¼ c butter, melted

3 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
½ c dairy sour cream
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
¼ c Hershey’s cocoa
1 cup sugar, divided
2 ½ tsp vanilla extract, divided
3 eggs
1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Chocolate Crumb Crust:
1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees. 
2.  Crush 1 ¼ cup vanilla wafer cookies. 
3.  Combine vanilla wafer crumbs, powdered sugar and 1/3 c Hershey’s cocoa. 
4.  Melt butter and then stir into mixture.
5.  Press mixture onto bottom and ½ inch side of 9-inch spring form pan.
6.  Bake 8 minutes; cool completely.

1.  Prepare Chocolate crumb crust.  Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees.
2.  Beat cream cheese, ¾ cup sugar, sour cream and 2 tsp vanilla in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth. 
3.  Gradually add flour, beating just until blended. 
4.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
5.  Combine cocoa and remaining ¼ c sugar in medium bowl.  Add oil, remaining ½ tsp vanilla and 1 ½ cup cream cheese mixture; stir well.
6.  Spoon plain and chocolate batters alternately over prepared crust, ending with spoonfuls of chocolate on top; gently swirl with knife for marbled effect.
7.  Bake 10 minutes. 
8.  Without opening oven door, reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees; continue baking 30 minutes.
9.  Without opening oven door, turn off oven; leave cheesecake in oven for 30 minutes.
10.  Remove from oven.  Immediately loosen cheesecake from side of pan with knife; cool to room temperature. 
11.  Refrigerate several hours or overnight; remove side of pan.

Thoughts:  Next time I might not put the filling in as layers, but use more chocolate on the bottom.  I was very conservative on doing so and ended up with almost too much chocolate on the top.

Verdict:  Make again?  Oh yes. This was amazing!  My favorite recipe so far (and not because it was a dessert!)

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