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Chocolate cheesecakes are best for this festive season. So for this chocolate cheesecake, I can say one thing — Season no bar, only chocolate is the limit! Chocolate in, chocolate out = Deliciousness. 🙂

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Holiday season is finally here. And that means happy times are here again. I mean cake season is here again.

Chocolates and cheesecakes are best for this festive season, or I should rather say, they are the BEST in any season. By any season, I mean:

* Any season when you crave something sweet.

* Any season when you want something sinfully delish.

* Any season when you throw dinner parties.

* Any season when you want to sit by the fire and watch a Christmas movie along with some delicate chocolate dessert.

* Any season when you just want to sit on a couch and have something chocolicious.

This chocolate cheesecake fits in all of the above mentioned seasons.

So for this chocolate cheesecake, I can say one thing — Season no bar, only chocolate is the limit! 🙂

Chocolate Cheesecake | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

Time to keep the customs alive:

During Christmas times, my mom always baked or bought a chocolate cake instead of a spiced Christmas cake. It was because I just loved chocolate cake. So till this time, I try to keep that ‘mini me’ alive and bake some chocolate cake every year around Christmas.

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Chocolate Cakes are always sinful: But that’s all we want in a chocolate cake. Right? Chocolate cake should/cannot be guilt-free. Feel free to dive into this ocean of chocolate decadence. I would never tell you to finish a whole chocolate cheesecake in a day. NEVER. Share it with family and friends and enjoy this delicacy with everyone. That sounds just the right way to indulge.

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Chocolate everywhere:

This grandeur chocolate cheesecake is astonishingly mouth-watering, perfectly sweet and wonderfully rich. I topped it with real dark chocolate ganache which balances the flavors. Again I have added some instant coffee in this cheesecake because as always I would say: “Coffee brightens the chocolate flavor.”

Chocolate Cheesecake | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

Methinks that the only thing which could make even chocolate dishes better is a little addition of coffee. Chocolate and coffee are a great marriage. They never fail to impress.

Chocolate Cheesecake | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

Let your festive feelings ride on you:

I was feeling celebratory, so I adorned my cheesecake with some chocolate candies and some white chocolate. Chocolate in and chocolate out = that’s my thing. However, feel free to use any decorations you like. You can even eat it without any ganache or any other decoration. A simple icing sugar dusting would work too.

Chocolate Cheesecake | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

Want to feel happy? Just take a slice:

I can instinctively tell you that any chocolate lover would love this chocolate cheesecake. Bake and slice. Eat, share and REPEAT. Yumminess overloaded. So the thing is that, we need a chocolate cake because this satisfies our sweet cravings and makes us happy. And we all love a sinful dessert once in awhile! 🙂

Chocolate Cheesecake | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

It’s the time of the celebration of new beginnings, so that’s why we should let ourselves go all out on a cheesecake treat. Let’s make the chocolatiest cake of them all. To sum it all, it’s really chocolatey and really palatable.

Chocolate Cheesecake | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams

Chocolate Cheesecake | mygingergarlickitchen.com/ @anupama_dreams


Chocolate Cheesecake [Recipe]

This chocolate cheesecake is rich, moist, dense, and chocolate. Chocolate cheesecakes are best for any season. Season no bar, only chocolate is the limit.
★★★★✰
(Rating: 4.1 from 46 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
1 hours 25 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts World 1 Cake
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
276 calories 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

For Chocoalte Cookie Crust //
  • 18-20 whole dark chocolate cookies or oreo cookies
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
For Chocolate Cheesecake
  • 200 ml whipping cream (warmed for 1 minute in microwave)
  • 250 grams baking chocolate bar (mine had 62% cocoa)
  • 396 grams (14oz) condensed milk
  • 500 grams cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder diluted in 1 tablespoon hot water
For Chocolate Ganache //
  • 200 grams dark chocolate (i used 82%)
  • 200 ml whipping cream
For Decoration //
  • Chocolate candies, for garnish
  • Melted white chocolate for drizzle

INSTRUCTIONS:

Making Chocolate Cookies Crust //
  1. Crush cookies until fine crumbs form.
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  2. Add butter and stir well until crumbs are completely coated and moist.
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  3. Brush a (∅ 25 cm or 9 inches) cake pan with butter and line the base with baking paper.
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  4. Press mixture evenly and firmly in bottom of the dish.
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Making Cream Cheese Filling //
  1. Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F.
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  2. In a bowl add baking chocolate and microwave at high for 1-2 minutes or until melted.
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  3. Keep stirring at 30-second intervals.
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  4. Add warm whipping cream and stir well into melted chocolate until combined well.
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  5. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth.
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  6. Add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and beat until well combined.
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  7. Add eggs one at a time, beating at medium speed until it blends well between each addition.
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  8. Add diluted coffee, chocolate mixture and beat until blended well.
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  9. Pour cheesecake filling over prepared crust.
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Baking //
  1. Bake at 150°C/300°C for 75 minutes or until well set in the center.
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  2. Turn off the oven and remove cheesecake.
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  3. Cool it completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate cheesecake for 8 hours or overnight. Stirring constantly until the sauce is smooth.
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Making Ganache //
  1. Place dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Pour whipping cream and microwave at high for 1-2 minutes or until melted. Keep stirring at 30-second intervals.
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For Decoration //
  1. Remove sides of cake pan. Pour warm ganache over chilled cheesecake.
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  2. Decorate with chocolate candies and drizzle with white chocolate.
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  3. Chill 30 mins before serving to let the ganache topping set.
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  4. Slice chocolate cheesecake and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.
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