Okay my dears how about the best chocolate cheesecake recipe??? I want one that is sturdy enough to use as a layer of a cake. Any ideas would be very much appreciated! Also anyone using brownies as a bottom?
My favorite is the Deep Dark Chocolate Cheesecake from Epicurious.com. I think it uses chocolate cookies as the crust and is thick and sturdy. I cover it in chocolate ganache and it is killer!
I just did this on Sunday. It's the "basket of strawberries" in my gallery. I had a 3 layer cake with the middle being chocolate cheesecake. I googled to find the sturdy NY cheesecake, just to find out it's the same recipe on the box of cream cheese. I just added a bunch of melted semi-sweet chocolate. It was GOOD! I baked it in my 10"x3"....and torted the cheesecake! That was a first, but I wanted the center layer....with no graham cracker crust for my cake. Good luck! Deb
Hey thanks to both of you! I will look up the epicurious one and compare to the philly CC one....dif want it to hold up b/t cakes. fbgirl00 where at in OK? I just moved from OKC in March.
Debbie your basket of strawberries looks fantastic great job!!!!
Ski - I live in the Northwest part of Oklahoma. Good luck with your cheesecake. Deb - your basket of strawberries looks delish!
Thanks ladies..fbgirl00, I looked up that cheesecake recipe. Looks good. The only big difference I notice in cheesecakes is the sugar. I only use 1 cup, so it won't be too sweet...but in comparasion, most look about the same. Obviously a cooked one will taste different than a no-bake, and one cooked in a water bath will taste different than one not. Besides that...the recipes look the same. Ski...post that pic when you are finished!