Pin to Present Linkup: Chocolate Cheesecake

I'm linking up with Anne of In Residence for Pin to Present

I've mentioned it before, but lately I've been in such a mood to bake. We had family over for dinner on Sunday, and I decided to make cheesecake for dessert. When I came across this Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake from Brown Eyed Baker on my dessert Pinterest board, I knew it would be the perfect indulgent Sunday dessert. 



The Oreo cookie crust, rich chocolate cheesecake, and chocolate ganache topping reminded me of a cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory that used to be my absolute favorite. My dad used to work near a Cheesecake Factory, and every so often he'd bring me home a slice of their Triple Chocolate Brownie Truffle Cheesecake. It was heavenly. I'll never forget the day I went there to order a slice and they told me they no longer made it...tears were shed.  

While this Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake may not be the same as my beloved Triple Chocolate Brownie Truffle, it is still delicious in its own right. Cheesecake can be a little intimidating to make (I think at least), but this one was pretty easy. It doesn't even need to bake in a water bath, which is something I thought was a requirement for all cheesecakes. Not so! I loved this cheesecake, and there were five other clean plates that told me this recipe was a success! If you've never made cheesecake before, this would be a good one to try out. 

Have you baked anything yummy lately? 



9 comments:

  1. Impressive! And sounds delicious - normally I'm not a super cheesecake fan, but if you make it chocolate, put chocolate on top, and give it an Oreo crust, I'm absolutely in. And I admit cheesecake is on my intimidating list, along with from-scratch pies, so good for you giving this one a go!

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  2. It really was pretty easy to make! I made it in my stand mixer, but I think it would have turned out even better (maybe a little smoother) if I had made it in a food processor. And yes, when it comes to cheesecake, the chocolatier, the better!

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  3. Oh my that sounds sinful! Looks really good too! I've been in a baking mood lately too, I think there is something about colder weather. On Monday it snowed and I made blondies with all of our leftover Halloween candy stuffed inside! My hubby loves them, lol!

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  4. I agree, I think the weather has something to do with it too. Speaking of sinful, those blondies sound amazing!!

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  5. Wow, even though I don't love chocolate cake, this looks so amazing! I bet it's rich and delicious!!! I might need to try it!

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  6. Hellooooo there, my tummy is officially growling! Yummy!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  7. Thanks! It IS rich and delicious! But then again, I am a chocolate cake lover (really a chocolate anything lover!)

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  8. well that looks amazing. i need a slice with my coffee riiiight now

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  9. Thanks lady! That does sound good...should have brought some to work with me! :)

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