Chocolate Fondue-Inspired Cheesecake

Chocolate Fondue-Inspired Cheesecake

The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Angie at Echoes of Laughter.

Hello friends! Happy September! My kids went back to school yesterday and my house was extra quiet. Although I miss them, it was nice to have the house back to myself and get into a regular schedule for work again…which is blogging and creating pretty projects to share….like this fabulous cheesecake! I love it so much that I made it for my birthday! Have you ever made your own birthday cake? My husband and daughter were both working on my birthday, so I took over the cake responsibility, while they took care of dinner duties.

Chocolate Fondee-Inspired Cheesecake

I absolutely adore chocolate fondue and cheesecake, so I thought that I would combine the 2 into a make-ahead dessert that is fun to make and beautiful to serve. Fall always brings a love of getting back into the kitchen to bake fun treats after the hot days of summer are over!  I hope you enjoy this dessert for your next fall gathering!

Chocolate Fondue-Inspired Cheesecake

Base:

1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs

2-3 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake:

4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

2 pkg. cream cheese {250 g package each}

1/2 cup sugar

3 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp. chocolate flavoured liqueur

pinch salt

3 cups sour cream

Topping:

1/2 cup chocolate sundae syrup

large chunks of seasonal fruit such as berries, bananas, etc.

3/4 cup dark melting chocolate

3/4 cup white melting chocolate

2 cups sliced strawberries.

Directions:

1. Base: Stir melted butter into chocolate cookie crumbs and press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Center pan on large piece of foil and press up tightly around sides of pan. Bake in 325 degree over for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on rack. Set aside.

2.In bowl set over hot water, melt semi-sweet chocolate. Let cool.

3. In large bowl,  beat cream cheese until softened. Add sugar and beat for 3 minutes or until fluffy. On low speed, at eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla, cooled chocolate, salt, chocolate liqueur and sour cream.

4. Pour cheesecake better into springform pan. Place springform pan in larger pan and pour in enough hot water to cover 1 inch up the sides. {This is called a water bath.} Bake cheesecake at 325 for 1 1/4 hours or until sides are set and center is slightly jiggly.Turn off oven and let cheesecake cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove and let cool on rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for up to 2 days.

5. To decorate top of cheesecake: Remove cheesecake from springform pan and place on cake stand or decorative plate. Spread chocolate sundae syrup over top of cheesecake.{This helps the fruit pieces to stay in place.} Decorate top of cheesecake with large pieces of fruit as shown. Press sliced strawberries around outside edge of cheesecake as shown. Melt dark chocolate and drizzle over fruit. Melt white chocolate and drizzle over fruit. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!

If the arrival of Fall has you in the mood for baking, don’t forget to try out these easy recipes for Apple Brownies or Cherry Brownies and these easy no-bake gluten-free Caramel Apple Bites.

Enjoy the cool weather and sunshine!

angie bio pic Angie’s blog, Echoes of Laughter, is all about filling your home with love and laughter. She loves creative projects, organizing & decorating, cooking, baking, and all things domestic. Angie lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two great kids.

 

 

 

 

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    That looks fabulous!! What a great cheesecake! Thank you so much for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays..hope you can join us again :)

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