If you are in the mood for something rich, decadent, and full of chocolate, then look no further. This Chocolate Cheesecake is calling your name!
This creamy cheesecake boosts an Oreo cookie crust, and smooth chocolate cheesecake, and topped with a silky chocolate ganache.
Let’s go over how to make it!
Take your Oreo cookies and crush them either in a food processor, or you can smash them with a rolling pin or a pan. Put the cookies in a Ziploc baggie to crush them.
Combine the crushed cookies with melted butter. Put into your springform cake pan and spread around the sides and the bottom, pressing it down at the same time.
Put in the fridge while you make the cheesecake batter.
Put your softened cream cheese and sugar in a bowl. Mix on high until it is very smooth, you don’t want any lumps in it.
Add one egg at a time, mixing on low in between each egg to combine, and then add the egg yolk last.
Add the heavy cream slowly while the mixer is still on low speed.
Sift the cocoa powder in and mix it until it is well combined.
Add the melted chocolate, and again mix it until it is well combined.
Pour into your pan with the crust.
Put the pan into a larger pan, so that you can make a water bath. The water bath will help the cheesecake SET, not necessarily bake. It helps the process go slow, which is necessary for that great cheesecake texture! Pour water into the larger pan until it is about ¼ of the way up the side of your cheesecake pan.
Bake at 325 degrees F for about 1 ½ hours. It will be done when you jiggle the pan and you don’t see any ripples of movement in the batter.
Let it cool completely before topping with the ganache.
Heat up the heavy cream to a boil and pour over the chocolate. Stir until it is smooth, and let it cool slightly.
Take the cheesecake out of the pan and onto your serving plate. Pour the ganache on top and smooth it out on top and let it drip down the side a little.
Slice it up and enjoy! You should refrigerate the cheesecake to store it.
This decadent chocolate cheesecake is perfect for the chocolate lover.
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