Chocolate Covered Cheesecake
Chocolate Covered Cheesecake has a rich chocolate crust, filled with a creamy vanilla cheesecake, a layer of raspberry preserves and drenched in chocolate ganache.
- 8 tablespoons butter melted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate graham crackers crushed
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 16 tablespoons butter room temperature
- 16 oz. cream cheese room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 oz. dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup raspberry preserves optional
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a spring-form pan with parchment paper.
Make the crust: Combine the crust ingredients in a mixing bowl. Press it firmly into the bottom of a spring-form pan. Bake for 10 minutes and remove. Turn down oven temperature to 320°F.
Make the filling: Using a stand mixer (or electric mixer), beat the butter, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the sour cream, corn starch and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Pour over crust and spread it evenly with a spatula.
Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool on counter-top for 1 hour. (The filling will be jiggly in the middle.)
Chill: Place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours
Make the ganache: Place the chocolate chips and heavy cream in a medium microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave on high for one minute. Remove and stir until the chocolate and heavy cream are fully combined.
Serve: Spread the raspberry preserves on top of the filling. Pour the ganache over the cheesecake letting it fall over the sides. Place the cheesecake into the refrigerator for thirty minutes to an hour for the ganache to set up.
- To Store: Keep leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 1.6mg