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Two Tone Cheesecake
 
By kml9876 | Published on December 27, 2007 | 0 comments | Categories: Cheesecake
The ultimate cheesecake


The two tone cheesecake garnished with strawberries


The two tone cheesecake

This recipe is from http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Two-Tone-Cheesecake
Ingredients for the Cheesecake

Crust
1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
6 tbsp of granulated sugar
6 tbsp of butter melted

Filling
4 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cups of granulated sugar
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
4 eggs lightly beaten
12 squares semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled

Topping
4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate that has been finely chopped
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
Optional - strawberries for garnish

  1. In a bowl, combine cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Press into the bottom of a greased 10 inch springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for ten minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Gradually beat in cream. Add eggs; beat on low speed until combined.
  3. Remove 3 1/2 cups of the cheesecake batter to a small bowl. Gently stir in the melted chocolate. Pour over the crust. Carefully pour the remaining filling over the chocolate layer. Return the cheesecake to the baking sheet.Bake the cheesecake on a baking sheet at 325 degrees for 65-75 minutes or until center is almost set.
  4. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife round edge of pan to loosen. Cool one hour longer.Meanwhile, place chopped chocolate in a small bowl to make the topping.
  5. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. Pour over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Cool slightly and then pour on top of the cheesecake. Cover and chill overnight. Remove sides of pan.
Brownie Bottom Kahula Cheesecake
 
By kml9876 | Published on April 12, 2010 | 2 comments | Categories: Sweet Treats | Cakes | Cheesecake | Holidays | Christmas
A decadent adult dessert
<img style="width: 227px; height: 170px;" src="http://cakestobake.com/article_images/4716c9da-3fcf-fde8-736d-0000611ffefb_img_9234_article.jpg"><br><br>I was so proud that this cheesecake did not have any cracks. My husband said I needed to put a topping on it as it is the icing on the cake. <br><img style="width: 260px; height: 195px;" src="http://cakestobake.com/article_images/0952f025-48f3-6229-037b-000079c3fae4_img_9243_article.jpg"><br><br>A side view<br><br><img style="width: 234px; height: 176px;" src="http://cakestobake.com/article_images/432c5b9a-5454-8fa8-b2fe-000022094173_img_9249_article.jpg"><br>This recipe is a combination of two recipes. Here is the recipe that I used for the crust <a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/brownie-bottom-cheesecake/Detail.aspx">http://allrecipes.com/recipe/brownie-bottom-cheesecake/Detail.aspx</a><br>This is the inspiration for the <a href="http://cakestobake.com/articles/kml9876/TwoToneCheesecake.html">cheesecake filling</a>. I then added Kahula until I reached the desired taste.<br><br>I made this cheesecake for a coworker of my husband. So I sadly will not get to taste test it and find out if it needs any tweaking. Though I know the person receiving it will be sure to let me know what needs to be changed about the recipe. He is actually the one who requested this particular combination. <br><br>According to my husband's coworkers this cheesecake was given rave reviews. One said it was the best cheesecake I have made yet. Another said the Kahlua flavor was just right but to add a caramel swirl or caramel chips on top. When I make this again I will def try that as I as usual did not get to try a piece. Apparently it was devoured at lunch time. <br><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;">Ingredients</span><br><br><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;">Brownie Bottom</span><br><ul><li>4 (1 ounce squares) of unsweetened baking chocolate</li><li>1/2 cup of butter</li><li>1 1/2 cups of sugar</li><li>2 eggs</li><li>1/4 cup of milk</li><li>1 teaspoon of vanilla</li><li>1 cup of flour</li><li>1/2 teaspoon of salt</li></ul><br><br><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;">Filling</span><br><ul><li>4 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened</li><li> 1 3/4 cups of granulated sugar</li><li> 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream</li><li> 4 eggs lightly beaten</li><li>3/4 cup of Kahlua (I used Kahlua Especial) </li></ul><br><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;">Topping</span><br>4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate that has been finely chopped<br>1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream<br><br><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;">Directions</span><br><br style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;">Brownie Bottom<br></span><ol><li><span class="plaincharacterwrap break">Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. </span></li><li><span class="plaincharacterwrap break">In a small pan over low heat melt the chocolate and the butter. (I chop the chocolate and butter into small pieces so that it melts faster) Stir until melted and combined.</span></li><li><span class="plaincharacterwrap break">Next add 1-1/2 cups of sugar and mix well.</span></li><li><span class="plaincharacterwrap break">Pour the chocolate mixture into a mixing bowl and add the 2 eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. </span></li><li><span class="plaincharacterwrap break">Then add the milk and the vanilla; mix well. </span></li><li><span class="plaincharacterwrap break">Combine the flour and salt. Gradually add to chocolate mixture, mixing after each addition just until blended. Spread evenly into greased and floured 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 25 minutes.</span></li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;">Filling</span><br><ol><li>In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. </li><li>Gradually beat in the cream. </li><li>Next add the eggs; beat on low speed until combined.</li><li>Finally add in the Kahlua and beat on low until combined.</li><li>Pour on top of the brownie bottom and bake at 325 for 55-60 minutes or until the center is almost set. </li><li>Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife round edge of pan to loosen. Cool one hour longer</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;">Topping</span><br><ol><li>Place the chopped chocolate in a small bowl to make the topping. </li><li>In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. Pour over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Cool slightly and then pour on top of the cheesecake. Cover and chill overnight. Remove sides of pan. </li></ol><br><br><br>

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