Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

 

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This is a chocolate dessert you can get very artistic with. The beauty, a side from the yummy taste, is the pattern of melted chocolate swirled into the white cream cheese mixture. If you’re really ambitious—and talented—you could draw hearts or flowers or spell out a name or ‘Happy Birthday.’ SAM

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 large eggs
1 (9-inch) pastry or graham cracker crust
2 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, melted

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Spoon half the batter into the pastry crust. Stir the chocolate into the remaining batter and pour over the batter in the crust. Swirl together both layers with a spatula to create a black-and-white design. Bake for 50 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack, then chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

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2 Responses to Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

  1. lakshmi says:

    i have always loved the photography on your blog – but for this one series i’d say its mind blowing. i have never seen an eletric mixer look that glamorous.

    Thanks. Michael does a great job with the photos. Who would have thought a mixer could be glamorous? I love all the chocolate shots.

  2. jolynna says:

    This month ALL of your recipes are keepers. What woman doesn’t have the need for chocolate from time to time?

    You are doing well with the saga of Sam and Harry, too. It is so well written. I especially liked the part about Sam having to turn to grating, chopping, stirring, folding and baking because she no longer was roaming the streets with Harry.

    That made me smile. That whole storyline is so cute and clever.

    Hi Jolynna,

    Yes, we all need chocolate from time to time. I hope you’re okay. I’ve been thinking about you. I lost my father and my brother not long ago. Food is a great comfort.

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