Over the last few weeks I saw a lot of amazing chocolate desserts that had me craving chocolate. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts and I have not had one in a while. I thought that a chocolate cheesecake would be the perfect finish to my weekend steak dinner. I decided to go with a chocolate graham wafer crust and drizzle the cheesecake with a chocolate sauce for lots of chocolate goodness. The chocolate cheesecake turned out really well. It was nice and rich and creamy and decadently chocolaty. It really hit the spot.
Decadently creamy chocolate cheesecake made in individually sized springform pans that are perfect for a romantic dinner for two.
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3.5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Mix the graham cracker cookie crumbs, cocoa powder, sugar and butter.
- Press the mixture into the bottom of two 4 inch springform pans.
- Melt the chocolate into the heavy cream in a double boiler.
- Cream the cream cheese and sugar.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Mix in the chocolate.
- Pour the mixture into the springform pans.
- Bake in a preheated 325F/170C oven until it is set, about 50 minutes.
Option: Garnish with chocolate sauce! (see below)
This chocolate sauce is super easy to make at home and it makes the chocolate cheesecake even more chocolaty!
- 1 ounce dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- Melt the chocolate into the corn syrup and heavy cream in a double boiler.
- Drizzle the chocolate sauce over the cheesecake.
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