TWD: Chocolate Cheesecake

by Holly on January 2, 2010

While I realize that it isn’t Tuesday anymore, here I am finally posting my Chocolate Cheesecake from this past week’s recipe choice by the lovely Tea Lady at Tea and Scones for Tuesdays with Dorie. The silly thing about being late is my reason why. I actually made this and had the pictures all ready about two weeks ago. I literally just lost track of the days this week and Tuesday came and went without my even realizing it. One of the interesting things about working from home and having my son out of school right now is that I just can’t seem to keep anything straight.
So, here we are, its Saturday, and I’m late, late, late. Which I hate. Oh well, I guess this is why there is that saying about being better late than never.
I really enjoyed this cheesecake and actually had it for dessert on my wedding anniversary a couple of weeks ago. I decided to make the hot fudge sauce Dorie suggests in the introduction notes, using her recipe in the back of the book. I also swapped out the graham cracker crust for an Oreo crust and topped each serving with a little whipped cream as well for good measure. Since I didn’t have anywhere to take the cheesecake, and no need to eat an entire one by myself since my hubs isn’t a fan (he had Huckleberry Pie for his anniversary dessert) I halved the recipe and made two small 4-inch cheesecakes. It is nice that Dorie says the cheesecake keeps well in the freezer too – now I have another one waiting for me when the mood strikes.
The surprising thing for me about cheesecake is that I still prefer closer to the ‘original’ (like the Toffee Cheesecake I made last year) instead of a chocolate cheesecake. I’m not sure why. When I do need a great recipe for a chocolate version though, this one will definitely be first in line.
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Susan January 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I posted my Chocolate with Francois recipe late also, even though I had baked it a month before. Just lost track of the days. 🙂 You and I must think alike as I made a chocolate crust and also made the fudge sauce. Yours looks divine!

Barbara Bakes January 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I love cheesecake and your little chocolate ones are so cute! Perfect for an anniversary!

Jen January 2, 2010 at 11:16 pm

This cheesecake looks great. I love the fudge sauce and whipped cream on top too.

Katrina January 3, 2010 at 3:36 am

You're right and OK, better late than never! Looks de-lish! I so wish I'd have done the chocolate sauce on ours. It needed that kick. I think I prefer regular cheesecake, but dressed up with lots of yummy things, like chocolate!
Happy New Year!

Gourmified January 3, 2010 at 5:15 am

I love your idea of the chocolate crust..brilliant! I should really invest in some mini springform pans…would save me so many calories and fat…sigh.

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ January 3, 2010 at 7:55 am

Very cute! And highly drool worthy! Good one Holly!

Amanda January 3, 2010 at 12:55 pm

It's stunning Holly. And I know exactly what you mean about working from home and kids being here. It throws you all out of whack!

Amanda January 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm

OK In case you were wondering who that Amanda is up there, it was me. I was logged in to a different account I use for work LOL! 😉

tspegar January 9, 2010 at 12:18 am

Your pictures look great Holly! Yummy too! I love how pretty all of your baked items turn out! Excited to see you on the 23rd!

Cindy Rowland January 12, 2010 at 12:22 am

This looks unbelievable. Between this and the chocolate brulee, I'm wiping the drool off of my chin!

Si January 13, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Seriously, I don't care for cheesecake, and that pic is tempting me. Maybe for Grant's birthday in Feb…oh and happy blogerversary. Or however you say it!

Di January 19, 2010 at 4:08 am

Your little cheesecake is adorable. And I wish I'd thought to add chocolate sauce and whipped cream to mine–that looks amazing. =)

TeaLady January 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Holly your mini cheese cake is adorable. And with the chocolate and the Whipped Cream (?). Even better than the plain.

thanks for baking with me that week.

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