Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie - Low and Luscious Cheesecake

I remember the first time I heard the word "cheesecake", I wondered why on earth anyone would make a cake out of cheese!? Of course, I was young and foolish then. :)

This weeks recipe is a cheesecake, a chocolate cheesecake, and it was chosen by The Tea Lady of Tea and Scones. Yummy choice! Thank you Margaret! I love cheesecake and chocolate so this was one I had to make.


This was super easy to put together. I "played around" with mine and made the Cappuccino Swirl Chocolate Cheesecake. My swirl didn't turn out very "swirly" but the taste was wonderful. I upped the cinnamon to 1 teaspoon. I love the flavor of cinnamon with chocolate. There is a chocolate/cinnamon cake I bake that is one of my hubby's favorites. But, I was talking about this cheesecake.

I made my crust with chocolate graham crackers as I had some on hand and in my book, you can never have too much chocolate!

You use a food processor to mix the filling. Using  the food processor makes putting this cheesecake together a breeze! I may use my processor for more cheesecake fillings in the future.


I also made the homemade hot fudge sauce and drizzled it over the cheesecake when I severed it. (See above comment about too much chocolate!)

The verdict? I loved it! The hubby however wasn't overly impressed. He felt it wasn't as creamy as some I have made. He did eat the piece I gave him though, and ate a piece each night for the consecutive nights I served it for dessert. Go figure! :D

If you'd like to see what the other bakers thought, head over to TWD and check them out.

20 comments:

  1. I wish I'd also made the cappuccino swirl (or doubled the chocolate as Clivia did). But your husband is obviously a very smart man. Even though it wasn't his favorite, it was still good, and who can turn down a slice of good cheesecake?

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  2. Your cheesecake looks delicious. I bet the cappuccino swirl way yummy. That chocolate sauce looks awesome. Yummy.

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  3. I love your presentation slice. It looks super great.

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  4. oooohhhhh...your version looks wonderful! I would not try cheesecake when I was younger. I don't know what I was afraid of, I love it now!! ;)

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  5. You made the swirl and the fudge sauce. Trade ya a piece!

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  6. It's amazing how much of something deemed "so so" my husband can eat! Yours looks divine!

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  7. Ooh, see you really kicked up the chocolate like I wish I would have! Looks great!

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  8. Your cheesecake looks beautiful! I love the fudge sauce on top!

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  9. Your cheesecake looks awesome! And that chocolate sauce dripping over the sides... Wow!

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  10. I like your creativeness. I think a chocolate crust sounds great!

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  11. I remember thinking the same thing the first time I was served cheesecake. I think it had gelatin and pinapple in it. I now know it wasn't very authentic. Your cake looks fantastic!

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  12. Well, this looks fabulous!!! Nice and creamy - although - I usually add sour cream to cheesecakes - and this didn't require any.. hm. Oh well - LOVE your presentation and the fact that you had no cracks... hmph! :) Beautiful!

    mike
    http://web.me.com/mikejdunlap

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  13. I agree that you can't have too much chocolate! Your cheesecake looks great, especially with the chocolate sauce on top. I had to skip this one, but I'll be back at it next week.

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  14. Love the drizzle on top. Yep, never TOO much chocolate.

    Thanks for baking with me this week.

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  15. mmmm chocolate swirl! :) That looks divine!

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  16. that sauce looks simply marvelous!

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  17. I think it looks wonderful! The swirl...the sauce...the whole cake is fabulous!

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  18. Oooh, I'm glad you liked it so well. It's always nice to find a good cheesecake recipe.

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  19. Your cake is beautiful. I am running behind. Will see if I can make this Sunday. I love chocolate and I love cheesecake. I am going to take some of your pointers and add them to make it better.

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  20. Gorgeous! Your photo is just as gorgeous.

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Please let me know what you think. I love to hear from other bakers.