Chocolate Cheesecake

This recipe actually belongs to Jesse’s Aunt Terri and it’s one that his entire family loves. Terri usually makes it for Thanksgiving every year and I do have to say that it is tasty….and rich. Jesse has been after me to try and make it for awhile now and with the Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake experiments, he wants me to use this recipe when I make it again (which, according to him, is going to be twice this week – once to see if I can do it and one more time after that). The first cheesecake came out pretty good, so hopefully I’ll be able to master this one as well.

One thing I was told was that I have to use Hellman’s real mayo, not Mircle Whip or any other kind. It has to be the Hellman’s since it’s actually mayo and not the lab generated stuff. Plus, it can’t be the light version either. The reasoning is the Hellman’s has actually eggs in it and all the others don’t.

Ingredients:
16oz soft cream cheese
1 cup mayo (real Hellman’s)
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips melted
2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Beat cheese and mayo at medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in chocolate and vanilla until smooth. Pour into crust, place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 F for 50 to 55 minutes.

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST
Ingredients:
8 tbsp butter
1-1/2 cups crumbs (about 21 squares)
4-1/2 tbsp sugar
2-1/4 tsp heaping cocoa

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together and pour into spring form pan. Bake at 375 F for 8 minutes.

August 16, 2008 · jackie · 3 Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: Cakes & Pies

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