Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Being a mom of two and having a full time job, I don't get much of a chance to see my friends. Friday night, I had the opportunity to have the girls over for the night and I needed the perfect dessert to serve. It was a potluck and I figured that since most everyone was bringing appetizers and entrees, that I'd do dessert. We all LOVE cheesecake and when I came across this recipe in a Taste of Home book, I couldn't help but give it a try!

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake


  • 1 1/2 Cups Crushed Oreo Cookies
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 4, 8oz pkg Cream Cheese (I used 2 regular and 2 reduced fat)
  • 1 1/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 9oz Semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Seedless Raspberry Preserves

Place a greased 9-inch springform pan on two sheets of aluminum foil, securely wrap foil around pan. Combine crushed cookies and butter. Press into bottom of springform pan.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Add eggs, beat on low speed until just combined. Set aside 1 cup of batter. Pour remaining batter over crust.

In a microwave, melt chocolate. Stir in preserves until blended. Stir chocolate mixture into reserved batter. Drop by tablespoonfuls over the plain batter (do not swirl). Place springform pan in a large baking pan. All 1 inch of hot water to larger pan (cooking this way will keep your cheesecake from cracking).

Bake at 325 degrees for 65-75 minutes. Center will be set and top will appear dull rather than shiny. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen. Cool 1 hour longer and then place in refrigerator overnight.


heather said...

it is quite delicious!

Mama Bird said...

Sounds wonderful! Would love for you to share one your yummy recipes in my Whatcha Cooking Wednesday Recipe link-up!!

Cindy said...

Okay YUMMY! I want to make this :)! Thanks for sharing!!

Cascia said...

That looks delicious. Two of my favorite flavors, chocolate and raspberry!

Angie said...

Getting hungry just looking at this! I will have to bookmark this for a later date!


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