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?