Thursday, November 15, 2012

Taste of Home Tuesday: Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Ok, you’re right, it’s Thursday, but I’m sticking with my weekly title. =) I just didn’t have time to get this recipe together earlier this week.

I have been craving some sweets lately and more specifically, a cheesecake. I was packing pots and pans in my kitchen when I came across my springform pan and knew that this was what I needed to make!

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Ingredients.

I’ve made a chocolate-raspberry swirl cheesecake and figured this couldn’t be too far off from what I made. I was definitely wrong on that count. The recipe I’m sharing with you today from Taste of Home Best Loved Recipes is much richer and you need a taller glass of milk with it.

I actually made this because one of my best friends and I were going to eat dinner and watch a movie at her place since her hubby and daughter were gone for the night.

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Collage

Now let me say one thing about this, and most of my other recipes, when it comes to mixing something I either have a whisk, a fork or a hand mixer. I don’t have anything fancy like a countertop mixer. I would adore having a KitchenAid some day, but I won’t hold my breath.

Doing 4 packages of cream cheese and sugar with a hand mixer is a pain in the rear end. Having a countertop mixer would make these recipes so much easier! So, I’m waiting for that one day!

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake spread

The longest part of this process is the baking. I always love taking it out of the oven because you know when the top is that golden brown, you’re going to have an amazing cheesecake!

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake finished

Now, this may seem like a sweet and innocent little cheesecake, but let me reassure you, this thing is a beast! You wouldn’t believe by looking at the ingredients above that this thing weighs a ton! I could weight lift with two of these things!

When I’ve made these cheesecakes in the past, I was always able to find a cookie crust batter already made, you know, the kind you can get in a box and you just add the melted butter? I don’t mean the kind in the pan already. I haven’t been able to find the cookie crumb crust in a box in years!

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake slice

So, this was my first time actually separating cookies from the white center. I used almost an entire package of cookies doing this. What I did was make double stuffed cookies with the extra cookies that I didn’t use. My boys were thrilled with this idea!

I’ve used other cream cheese before, but it didn’t taste right. I always use Philadelphia when it comes to certain recipes and a cheesecake is definitely one of those recipes! I also don’t have a chopper so my semisweet chocolates weren’t chopped. I usually have minis for Doodle’s pancakes, but we were out of those as well. I know, I’m batting .1000!

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Ingredients

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Directions

My girl friend and I had dinner and watched Mirror, Mirror and while we were eating, we sliced ourselves some cheesecake. I sliced them like you’d slice any cake. Oh man, bad idea. It was SO rich and so thick, it was too much.

When I make cheesecakes, I never keep them. I have a slice or two, then give it away to my neighbors or whoever I can. Imagine eating the rest of that thing! UGH! So, I left some with my bestie then sliced up the rest leaving myself a couple of pieces and taking the rest to work. I definitely solidified friendships that day!

Do you like cheesecake and if so, do you have a favorite?

I’m joining up with Delicious Dish Tuesday in case you want to link up your recipes, too.

Full Time Mama

34 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Heaven, heaven, heaven.

melody said...

Chocolate raspberry cheesecake is my absolute favorite and I must, must, must try this recipe!!! Thank you. :)

BethElderton said...

Oh my! This looks absolutely delicious! *pinned*

Laura Grace Andry said...

OMGoodness this looks yummy. I love love LOVE cheescake.

Klcmaher said...

Ok, that's it. You are killing me with these recipes! You need to just tell whoever is moving you that you have a new address, and just move down here to Texas. And bring that cheesecake....

Alicia said...

i am going to try this with fat free cream cheese

Alesha @ Full Time Mama said...

I'm drooling.... Seriously! Totally pinning and TOTALLY making this!! Thanks for linking up!

Amanda said...

Wow, yum this looks great! I could have totally made it RIGHT NOW except I don't have sour cream. Guess what just got added to my grocery list :) Thanks as always for linking up with Delicious Dish Tuesday.

amyorvin said...

Oh my goodness... That looks so wonderful. I love it!

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Elena said...

Looks so delicious! I am going to try this recipe. Thank you!

akronugurl said...

looks yummy

- Stephanie J

Pam2424 said...

Cheesecake is my favorite dessert. This recipe sounds absolutely delicious. It would be perfect for my sister's birthday next weekend.

latanya t said...

This looks so good and not time consuming to make.

Tree said...

OMGosh.. this looks sinful!! Definitely trying this recipe.. may make it for Thanksgiving!

Mami2jcn said...

It looks so decadent! My husband is a big cheesecake fan and he would go nuts for this.

Tracy Suzanne said...

After all these years of cooking and baking, I've still never made a cheesecake. And I love them! Yours looks delicious. The double stuffed cookies was a good idea too. I still haven't seen Mirror Mirror yet. Sounds like ya'll had a great night.

Hugs… Tracy@CottonPickinCute

MANDY83 said...

This looks amazing! I love cheesecake and love this different way of doing it!

Amanda S

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

Oooh this look so good, my hubby would LOVE this! Thanks for posting!

clc408 said...

Looks like a fantastic dessert for the holidays. I'm sure the family would love it.

Allison said...

This looks delicious. My favorite cheesecake flavor is pumpkin, but it's hard to go wrong with chocolate.

Amber said...

This looks delicious - thanks for sharing the recipe! Chocolate and raspberry is one of my favorite flavor combinations!
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Barbara Montag said...

This looks so good - would be great for our Christmas dinner!

Amy V said...

OMG-I'm going to make this!!! Thanks so much for sharing this exquisite looking dessert!

MichelleS said...

I am avoiding all sweets and treats at all cost, lol, so it makes me sad to see how good this looks :)

steve weber said...

my girlfriend would love this... Im not a dessert guy but she is.

sheila musselman askins said...

chocolate and raspberry is my favorite combination! i must must make this for Christmas dinner! thanks so much for sharing!!

Liz Ticona said...

This is great! thanks for the recipe. It's easy to follow! I've never baked (well other than when I was little helping my mom bake holiday cookies) so I'm going to try this recipe and hopefully it'll come out as great as it looks on your pictures! :)

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brich2222 said...

Just the name of it makes me hungry. The photo looks absolutely delicious!

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Deb Christie said...

It looks great and I envy you, since I have never successfully made a cheesecake.

Evelyn D. said...

that looks good. i would love to make some cheesecake one day

Allison Downes said...

OMG, This looks so divine! Would love to make this, but when ever I bake something it never turns out how its supposed to

Thanks for sharing!

Tracy Allen said...

Love the different textures! I don't care for Rasberry but I bet this would work well with lots of flavors (not grape).
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Thomas Murphy said...

That looks so good! Thanks for the recipe

Gianna said...

That looks so rich!

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