Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Low and Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake (TWD)

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by The Tea Lady of Tea and Scones: Low and Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake. I almost didn't get this one done, but when I read over the recipe, I realized that I could easily put it together in a pinch.

The cheesecake filling takes about all of five minutes to make in the food processor. You simply process the cream sugar and sugar until silky smooth. Then add the eggs, vanilla, and chocolate and then you're done!

The bottom of my graham cracker crust was extremely thin, so I would recommend doubling the crust recipe if you're a crust lover. Otherwise, this cheesecake was good. It's not overwhelmingly chocolately or creamy so if you are in the mood for a super chocolately, super rich cheesecake, I'd look for another recipe. I tend to prefer the super rich and creamy cheesecakes, but this was a nice change after so many heavy desserts over the holidays.

If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you check out the TWD Blogroll, to see how everyone else enjoyed this creamy, chocolatey treat.

* Recipes notes:
- I baked my cheesecake in a 9-inch springform pan. I wrapped it in heavy duty foil and placed it in a water bath in the oven and baked for 50 minutes. After it was done, I left the oven cracked open with a wooden spoon until it reached room temperature in order to avoid cracks in the top.
- For tips from other TWD bakers, click here.


  1. a crackless cheesecake--bravo! i like the name for this treat--it seems very appropriate. :)

  2. very tempting and looks delicious :)

  3. It looks just perfect.

    Thanks for baking with me this week.

    {P.S. The first link you have for Tea and Scones comes up bungalow barbara.}

  4. Gone are the days when I could leave the oven propped open and soon--they will be for you, too! :) Enjoy that baby now!
    Happy New Year!

  5. Merry Belated Christmas and Happy New Year! Hope you and your sweet babygirl had a wonderful one! :)

  6. Haha, I love the Tall and Creamy Cheesecake!! In fact, it's the base for all of my cheesecakes these days!
    I like the look of this one though, anything chocolate works for me. And it still looks deliciously creamy!

  7. This was probably the first cheesecake I've made that DIDN'T have any cracks. What a shocker! Your cake looks so creamy and fabulous.

  8. I liked this one too and since I prefer a slightly less rich cheesecake, this one was right up my alley! Yours looks terrific.

    Happy New Year to you and your family :)

  9. Wow it looks perfect! I tend to prefer a cheesecake so dense it might as well be cheese fudge (lol) but this does look wonderful.

  10. I'm glad you liked the cheesecake! Yours looks picture perfect!

  11. Your cheesecake looks fabulous! I liked this one okay. Think I am like you in that I prefer mine a bit more rich.

  12. Oooh yes; another cheesecake for my to try ASAP :)