Sunday, July 4, 2010

Chocolate Cheesecake!


1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 1/2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened at room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped from inside of pod and reserved

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 eggs

1 cup sour cream

8 ounces melted semisweet chocolate, cooled slightly

Fresh strawberries

Whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (if using a silver springform pan, or 325 degrees F if using a dark nonstick springform pan).

Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring-form pan. In a mixing bowl, combine the chocolate wafer crumbs, 3 tablespoons of the sugar, and the butter and mix well. Press onto the bottom of springform pan and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, remaining cup of sugar, vanilla extract and vanilla bean seeds and beat until light and creamy. Add the flour to the cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and sour cream and mix well. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition until just blended. Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, until the center is almost set. Run a sharp knife around the rim of the pan and allow cake to cool on a wire rack before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.

This is DDELICIOUS!! enjoy! :)


  1. I am sure you just ate this allllll day long . It looks so good I will have to get the details from you sometime of how good it was!!! Love you HANNIE!

  2. Is this your recipe? It looks fantastic!

  3. This looks REALLY good!! U know I love chocolate in any form!!

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  5. This looks divine I can't wait to try out the recipe. Love your blog by the way. I found you over at Trendy Treehouse on New Friend Fridays! I love to bake and my family loves to eat it.

  6. That looks so good...and I don't even like cheesecake!