Chocolate Espresso Swirl Cheesecake
1 & 1/2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
4 packages (each 8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tbsp instant coffee powder
1 tbsp hot water
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 cup whipping (35%) cream
2 tbsp granulated sugar
12 mocha candy coffee beans
Before starting bring all cold ingredients to room temp.
Melt chocolate between the crust and filling phase
Cool melted chocolate to room temp before adding cheesecake batter.
Grease bottom and sides of 9 inch springform pan
Preheat oven to 350 F
In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter
Press into bottom of cheescake pan and freeze
In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
Add sour cream.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition
In a small bowl, dissolve coffee powder in hot water
While the mixer is running, pour coffee in a steady stream into the batter
Stir 1 cup batter into melted chocolate and set aside
Pour remaining batter over frozen crust
Using a spoon, drop six large puddles of melted chocolate mixture on top of batter.
Using a small knife, drag through the puddles in spiral motions to create a marbling effect.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until the top is light brown and the center has a slight jiggle to it.
Cool on a rack for 2 hours
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before decorating or serving
In a well-chilled bowl, whip cream on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
With the mixer still running, sprinkle sugar into cream and continue whipping until firm peaks form
Ice top of cake with whipped cream or pipe rosettes around top of cake, if desired
Top with mocha coffee beans
Pairs Well With
Once I discovered how easy it was to make cheesecake, store bought has become a thing of the past. They are not only cheaper to make, but so much tastier. I found this recipe in a book called, '125 Best Cheesecakes' and whenever I go to a gathering, this cheesecake is expected to travel with me.
Submitted by: "Teresa Moravics"