Keep on trying and hopefully next time there will be no cracks! This looks seriously amazing! Add vanilla extract and liqueur if using, and beat just until combined. do, and really makes this chocolate cheesecake recipe one of the best. Cheesecake! To make chocolate ganache, mix cream and chocolate chips and heat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, just until chocolate is melted and can be stirred into cream. Make sure to get high quality chocolate (you can use Godiva for a similar flavor to the one at the Cheesecake Factory) since it is an essential ingredient in this recipe. Happy baking!  Add in the sour cream, vanilla, and flour, and give it another whirl in the mixer. For the crust you’ll need Oreos and butter. I include these links to help you find either specific {or my favorite} products that are used in my recipes. Let’s do this! Filed Under: Cake, Cheesecake, Desserts Tagged With: caramel, cheesecake, cheesecake cake, chocolate cake, copycat, peanut butter, Reese's. Make sure you arm wrestle the kids for bowl-licking rights on this one. Bake cheesecake/cake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, until cheesecake is set in the center and springs back lightly when touched. Spread the rest of your dulce de leche and top with other layer of cheesecake. 16. The cheesecake filling is a classic recipe (similar to what I’ve used in previous cheesecakes) enriched with chocolate and cocoa powder. Be careful not to overbeat the batter; beat only until just combined. I made this for my neighbor's birthday and hardly anyone talked when it was served — they were too busy enjoying every bite! Once the cheesecake has been cooled, refrigerate overnight and serve the next day for the perfect texture. Transfer crust to the freezer while you prepare your raspberry sauce & filling. I’m so happy to hear that it still ended up being the best cheesecake ever for you!! In a mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese on medium-low speed until smooth and lump-free, about 1-2 minutes. Thank you! Ideally this cheesecake would be made a day ahead of time.  If you get your ingredients out of the fridge about 1/2 hour before you need them (and with all the steps of this dessert, getting them out when you start should work just fine ;), that works perfectly. Add eggs and beat until batter is smooth. Hi Amena– there is actually no flour in the cake layers (which makes it gluten free if you leave out the cookie crust). Make filling: Use an electric mixer … This looks too good to be true! 8. I updated the recipe to say “(no filling)” next to the Oreo Cookies, and hopefully that helps make things a bit more clear. This chocolate cheesecake recipe is inspired by the Godiva chocolate cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. 11. My one question however is how do you keep the top from browning? Thank you for taking time to share this– it made my day! Using all of the sauce will change the consistency and could affect the baking time/end result.. For this job, switch out the whisk for your paddle attachment. But I DO have mascarpone cheese. 2 eggs. Adding one cup at a time add in your powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached, set aside. Mix together Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter. This recipe is incredible! Pour batter over the baked crust. Mix in 1 egg at a time, making sure to blend after each addition. , Next, let’s talk about ANOTHER of my favorite topics. One of the most popular Cheesecake Factory recipes is now right at your fingertips! Fold in mini chocolate chips and add mixture on top of cheesecake. Our hubbies watch the kiddos, and we drive to D.C. to visit luxe kitchen stores and drool over Le Creuset and Staub cookware. I made this for my family, and they didn't believe that I made it! It makes a nice high cheesecake, and it has a delicious crust, too. In a medium saucepan, add the raspberries, sugar and lemon juice. Most recent update 02/04/2019. *This recipe was originally published 11/08/2014. Thank you for your support! 7. pan inside a larger roasting pan. The only thing I can think of is the raspberry syrup got too cold, or when we swirled it, we would up making deep faults in the filling. pulse them in a food processor until finely ground. *This recipe was originally published 11/08/2014. This is my favorite cheesecake in the world and I recently made it myself! Carefully place the cheesecake into the water bath in the oven. ", "Loved this recipe! Before you begin to construct your cake make your peanut butter butter cream by creaming together your butter and shortening, once fluffy add your peanut butter and vanilla. Mine’s cooling in the oven now. Pour into prepared crust and set aside. It’s just a matter of preference really! . While it can seem intimidating since it’s a custard type of cake that is prone to cracks and lumpy fillings, learning how to use a simple waterbath (think of it like a steam room for your cheesecake) will put your nightmares to rest and make your cheesecake dreams a reality.