Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake

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This was the final recipe of the year 2009 for the Tuesdays with Dorie group and although it is a little late, I am posting and sharing it.  I made the Capuccino Swirl Chocolate Cheesecake (loved it, loved it, loved it!!!) version (ahead of time I might add) and froze it. (Dorie says it can be frozen for up to 2 months.) Of course, with all that has happened, I missed the posting date. Duh.  The recipe was chosen by Tea and Scones and can be found on page 243-245 of Dorie Greenspan’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours.

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I used almond crust as the base instead of the graham crackers listed on the book.  For the filling, the capuccino version added a cinnamon espresso syrup to the  typical 3-3 (8 oz cream cheese and eggs) mix. The syrup is a combination of  1 1/2 tbs sugar, 1 tbs instant espresso powder and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon dissolved in 2 tbs boiling water. The resulting cheesecake has the added bittersweet taste with just the right “kick”. I have made this cheesecake version several times since and is definitely a favorite now.

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» Claudia said: { Jan 8, 2010 - 08:01 }

This sings to me – very well. I do adore my cheesecakes and you’ve brought it up to a whole new level. Love the crust also.

» TeenieCakes said: { Jan 8, 2010 - 09:01 }

Turned out beautiful and looks delicious! An almond crust? Love it! =)

» dokuzuncubulut said: { Jan 8, 2010 - 09:01 }

yuy yum… Delicious photos and cheesecake…

» redkathy said: { Jan 8, 2010 - 07:01 }

Your cheese cake sounds very delicious and for me, the cappuccino pushes it right over the top!

» Squeaky Gourmet said: { Jan 9, 2010 - 12:01 }

looks fantastic, I love the almond crust idea!

» wasabi prime said: { Jan 9, 2010 - 03:01 }

oh my goodness — what a rich and beautiful recipe! Whoops, there goes my diet! ;)

» Rochelle (Acquired Taste) said: { Jan 10, 2010 - 02:01 }

I’ve decided that THIS is going to be my birthday cake… now that I have that figured out 4 months ahead of time…. :D

» Caveman Cooking said: { Jan 10, 2010 - 11:01 }

This looks rich, luscious, and delicious! WOW!!

» Alta said: { Jan 11, 2010 - 08:01 }

Oh my, this sounds delightful. I’d have to freeze individual slices so I could watch my portions, because I would eat WAY too much of this!

» sizzlechef said: { Jan 11, 2010 - 07:01 }

Thank you for sharing. Cheers!


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