This is absolutely the best chocolate cheesecake! People love it and request it be made all the time. I half the amount of ganache as it makes way too much, but I guess leftover chocolate isn't a bad thing.
Double Chocolate Cheesecake
kjok1212 Posted: 10/22/09
JohannaH Posted: 01/25/09
Loved this cheesecake! I made this exactly as written except I didn't use all of the ganache on top of the cake. I kept some separate that we plan to use later this week w/ strawberries! Yum!! This was a great "make ahead" dessert that I made the day before my dinner party...that way I was able to focus on the main dish and not stress about dessert. Will definitely made again.
petunialove Posted: 12/03/09
Extraordinary cheesecake! I've made it several times, occasionally using almond extract instead of vanilla, and it is heavenly! Prefer using double-stuff oreos for the crust so it's less likely to crumble. You could use less ganache, as others have said, saving the excess for another treat. I've used low fat cream cheese and fat free condensed milk with great results. Definitely sophisticated enough for company...fresh mint and berries to garnish. They'll think you ordered it from your local gourmet bakery! If you love chocolate, you'll not be disappointed with this recipe.
ricemeg Posted: 08/09/10
I have made this cheesecake many times. I actually call it "triple chocolate cheesecake" because of the three great layers! I use double stuffed Oreo's for the crust. I recently made it again, but into cheesecake CUPCAKES. They were AMAZING! Cook at the same temp, but for only 15-20 mintues. I dipped each cupcake top in the ganache and chilled on a baking rack.
Lou Bear Posted: 12/19/10
This was very chocolaty and rich. I used a previous reviewer's suggestion to use double stuffed Oreos for the crust. Great tip! For some reason mine had a slightly mocha-like taste. It was well received and will be made again.