Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TWD: Low and Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake


For this week's Tuesdays' with Dorie recipe, The Tea Lady of Tea and Scones chose Low and Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake.

I didn't know what to expect since I've never made chocolate cheesecake, or even tried it.

I thought it was good, but I have to admit it wasn't my favorite cheesecake flavor. (The more I make chocolate-based desserts, the more I'm thinking that chocolate doesn't play well as a back-up flavor.) But I'm glad I tried it. I have been curious to know what chocolate cheesecake tastes like. Plus, it's nice to have a chocolate cheesecake recipe up my sleeve in case I run into any choco cheesecake fans in need of a little homemade love.

I got some pretty major cracking on top. D'oh!



Thanks Tea Lady for the interesting pick. Please check out Tea Lady's site if you'd like to see the recipe, or see Dorie Greenspan's book "Baking From my Home to Yours".

18 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

still looks delicious! even with the cracks :)

Clivia said...

We found that the flavour was much better the next day. Looks delicious!

Katrina said...

Wow, that is some crackage. But somehow you got a great slice out of it. I have no idea why mine didn't crack at all. I would for sure use chocolate crust next time. Good, but we'd rather have plain cheesecake with other things on top!
And Happy New Year to you and yours!

Jill said...

I love a good chocolate cheesecake! :) Did you bake it in a water bath? That usually keeps it from cracking--you probably did, I was just curious :).

pinkstripes said...

I like the cracks! Although I thought the cheesecake was tasty, I prefer the traditional type.

chocolatechic said...

Looks wonderful.

I didn't make it as we were on sweet overload, but I did post my pecan pie today.

Susan said...

You just need to cover the top with some good chocolate sauce! No one would be the wiser. :)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

So creamy and delish looking! I will help you finish it.. ;-)

Karine said...

Ah cheesecake and cracks...

But, otherwise, your cheesecake sounds delicious :)

Happy New Year!

Engineer Baker said...

That's some gnarly cracking! Have you tried cooling it in the oven? That seems to help mine quite a bit.

Megan said...

I thought the chocolate flavor was pretty tame, but I think we're just cheesecake purists.

Happy New Years!

TeaLady said...

Glad you tried it even tho it wasn't to your taste.

Thanks for baking with me this week.

Grace said...

aptly-named cake, wouldn't you say? and tell us, what do you think your H-crack stands for? :)

Pamela said...

I think I prefer plain cheesecake, but this one was pretty good. I think the cracks look sorta cool!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delicious treat! Cheescakes cracks are annoying...

Best wishes for the new year!

Cheers,

Rosa

Judy said...

The cracks just add character! It looks delicious in spite of them.

Y said...

I haven't made chocolate cheesecake before either. Would usually prefer something citrussy to offset the richness of the cake. Your cake looks great. Shame about the crack, but I'm sure a few berries could've hidden it to great effect ;)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

You could have given the cheesecake to someone whose name begins with an 'h'. They would have been ecstatic! It sure looks delicious!!