Friday, August 1, 2008

A little cheesecake?

I haven't made cheesecake in ages. But I needed a dessert for pot luck Mah Jongg last night...and I know everyone loves chocolate. I am not a big fan of chocolate: give me a fruit dessert any day. But I do like cheesecake and this little Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake is easy to make.

Here's the recipe:

6 oz. choc. chips
1/2 c. sugar
Melt in microwave and stir smooth. Set aside. (be careful not to overcook choc.)

1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs (about 16-18 squares)
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 c. melted butter
I process all above in food processor and then dump into cheese cake pan.
Press on bottom and 1 1/2 " up sides of a 9" springform pan. I use the bottom of a metal measuring cup to do this.


16 oz. cream cheese
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs

Beat cheese and gradually beat in sugar. Mix in sour cream and vanilla.
Add eggs one at a time beating after each. Divide bater in half. Stir melted chocolate into half of batter. Pour choc. batter into crumb lined pan. Cover with plain batter. With knife swirl plain batter with choc. to marbelize. Bake at 325 degres for 50 min. to 1 hour. or until only a 2" -3" circle in the center will shake. Cool at room temp. Refrigerate.

Voila! I used 3 pancake turners and my husband to get it off the bottom of the springform and onto my cake plate.


Colleen said...

The first thing I saw when the page loaded was the pic & I thought it was soap. LOL! I love cheesecake & this sounds and looks yummy!

Susan said...

Colleen! Is this the Colleen who was once a Central NY soaper? It's good to hear from you.

Of course that would be a lovely soap, wouldn't it. Don't we think of everything in terms of soap.....

Hope all is well in SC.