8/5/08

Double Layer Marbleized Mocha Cheesecake


While I fully intended on making homemade chocolate pudding with whipped cream for dessert tonight, I went to the cupboard and pulled out the cocoa when I remembered I had a new package of semi-sweet baking chocolate in the cupboard and I thought perhaps I would make a chocolate mousse or even a chocolate silk pie instead. I then remembered I had some chocolate graham crackers I wanted to use up (leftover from s'mores last month) and in the end I went a completely different direction! I ended up taking three different cheesecake recipes, blending them together with my own twists and making a Double Layer Marbleized Mocha Cheesecake!



Double Layer Marble Mocha Cheesecake

Crust:

1 1/2 cups of crumbs; Crushed Oreos, chocolate grahams, honey grahams or a mixture
3 T butter, melted

Press into and up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan


Cheesecake

3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c flour
2 t vanilla
1/3 c leftover coffee
1 box (8 squares) Baker's semi-sweet chocolate, melted
3 eggs


Preheat oven to 325. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Divide batter in half. Add the melted chocolate to one portion and the coffee to the other. Beat each well.

Pour the chocolate layer over the crust. Spread gently. Pour the coffee layer over top as it will be thinner due to the coffee. Bake for 1 hour. Cool 2 minutes, run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the edges. Cool completely. Chill for 24 hours before serving.

To Marble the Coffeecake: After you layer the two cream cheese layers run a knife through the batter back and forth, in swirls and circles to marbleize it. Bake as directed.

*you can also bake this in a water bath which is to wrap a double layer of foil around the pan and place it into a larger pan with 1 inch of water up the sides. I found this baked well without the water bath however.





Press the crumb mixture into the pan and up the sides

Mix well after each addition of egg

Adding the chocolate to half the batter

And adding coffee to the other half



And dessert is ready!
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