Recipe by Amy
"Delicious chocolate cheesecake swirled in creamy vanilla batter and layered on a crumbly chocolate graham cracker crust."
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1 1/2 cups
crushed chocolate graham crackers
2 (1 ounce) squares
semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
I used 3 packages of cream cheese and 3 eggs instead since I thought that using 2 packages wouldn't be enough. Still, it turned out very flat... only 1.5 inches. Very tasty, but presentation wise needed a little work since it was so flat.
The fact of the matter is that if you have to alter the main ingredients of the recipe, I don't see how it can get very many stars. Easy to make? Yes, but so is the boxed cheesecakes as well. This is a thin cheesecake that would thus make it too thin to be a cheesecake. Putting half of the cheesecake with the chocolate mixture is way too much and does not allow for a good marbled affect. I enjoyed reading the various methods of trying to create this affect. Once again, too vital a piece of this recipe to have to alter. However, it tastes good except for all the crust.
For those who find that there is too much crust in this recipe, you can use 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs with about 4 tablespoons of butter instead of the original. I pressed that amount into a 9-inch tart pan and my cheesecake came out perfect. I used about 2 tablespoons less sugar in the cream cheese mixture and it was already sweet enough. It was quite difficult to get the "marbled" look because there was too much of the chocolate mixture. I would suggest mixing at most 1/2 cup instead of 1 cup of cream cheese mixture with 1 ounce of melted semi-sweet chocolate and swirling it into the rest of the cream cheese mixture.
Overall, it was yum!
Awesome, awesome, awesome!! How much work it was doesn't matter...it was so good!
oh boy! i made this for valentines day in the shape of a heart....it was soooooo good......i have also made it and poured chocolate ganache over.......it was sinful and worth every bite!
Rather than marble the batter, I piped the chocolate (inject like a jelly donut) in as polka-dots. I had read about the technique and had to try it. COOL! Oh and I topped it with a lightly sweetened sour cream. To get clean slices, dip your long knife in hot water, do not dry it off. Do this between each slice you make. (great opportunity to taste it before serving it too)
I was very disappointed with this one. I thought it seemed like too little cream cheese when I was preparing it. There was more crust than cheesecake. It looked like a pancake when I removed it from the springform. I could never serve this for what I had intended it for.
Of course it's a thin cheesecake - you can tell that by the amount of ingredients. If you want the appearance of thicker slices, adjust the quantities accordingly. It's a very good recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Amy's Marvelous Marbled Cheesecake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 196
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