Sunday, December 28, 2008
Double Chocolate Cheesecake
12 oz. chocolate chips
3 pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 t. vanilla
Crush Oreos and press crumbs into a 9" springform pan to form a crust.
Microwave chocolate chips 1 1/2 minutes, and stir until completely melted.
Beat cream cheese for 2 minutes. Add condensed milk and vanilla. Mix on low, just until combined.
Add eggs, one at a time, and mix just until combined.
Add chocolate and mix just until combined.
Pour into prepared crust and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 5 minutes, or just until the center is set. Turn oven off and cheesecake remain in oven for 30 minutes without opening the door. (may be baked in a water bath)
Remove cake and run a knife around the edge of the pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack to room temperature, then cover and chill for 8 hours.
Remove sides of pan and pour warm ganache over top and sides of cake. Chill 1 hour before serving.
1 c. cream
1 c. sugar
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 squares German chocolate
(may substitute chocolate chips for chocolate squares)
a few grains of salt
1 t. vanilla
Melt all ingredients except vanilla over low heat until combined. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool slightly.