Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

Easy Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

The Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake is made up of strawberry fillings and chocolate Oreo crust. Strawberry cheesecake is creamy, chocolatey and very sweet. This dessert is especially for the cheesecake lovers. This cheesecake is incomplete without a layer of ganache at the top. The ganache layer at the provides it a lovely frosted look and the bit of cocoa crunch gives it the soft, velvet Interior to this night dessert.

Why Is Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake So Creamy

The fat content in the strawberry cheesecake helps to get it a creamy texture. Regular granulated sugar is best for the cheesecakes as it helps to get it sweet. Moreover, the addition of sour cream also includes extra moisture and a tang flavor to the cake. This cheesecake is a perfect Valentine’s day recipe, but honestly you could make it anytime when you are in the mood of strawberry dessert.

Why Is It Called A Cheesecake

It is called a cheesecake because they are generally unraised and have some crust too, whether the crust is baked or unbaked. Mostly the baked cheesecakes use a custard base for the filling of milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla or other flavors.

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

What Is The Taste Of Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry cheesecake is sour and tangy but usually sweet. Cream cheese mostly has a tangy taste. Even though sour cream is also added in it, that’s why an extra sour flavor is added to the pastry. This cheesecake is very delicious and yummy. You can also check more Cakes Recipes.

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

Chocolate strawberry cheesecake is the yummiest dessert you will ever have, it is a cake with a thick custard-like filling that is sweetened with vanilla extract and strawberries.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Extra Time: 11 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 13 hours 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 730 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crust:

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • cooking spray
  • 1 (9 ounce) box chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco® Famous Chocolate Wafers)
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Cheesecake:

  • 5 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 drops pink gel food coloring

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 chocolate completely cut up
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (4 ounce) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 10 whole and halved strawberries, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Set the oven to 325 degrees F. (165 degrees C). Wrap outside of it with a light greased (with cooking spray)
  • Mix together cookies, melted butter, and granulated sugar in a bowl.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the crust is set for 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool completely for 30 minutes.
  • Reheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees C).
  • Process chopped strawberries in a processor until it gets smooth, about 1 minute. Set strawberry puree aside.
  • Beat cream cheese with a beater slowly until creamy. Little by little, add sugar and flour, beat until it gets smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed just until blended after each addition. Also add egg yolks, 1 at a time and beat until properly blended.
  • Beat reserved strawberry puree, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice on low speed just until it is well combined.
  • Pour the prepared batter into the pan. Place cheesecake in a large pan. Place the pan with cheesecake in a preheated oven and pour hot water into the pan half-way up the sides of the cheesecake.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the center is set but still wobbly.
  • Take the cheesecake from the oven, and gently run a knife around the outer edge of the cheesecake to loosen from the sides of the pan. Cool completely in the pan. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Prepare Chocolate Ganache Topping: Bring cream to a simmer in a saucepan over medium. Place chopped chocolate in a bowl. In a bowl, pour hot cream over the chocolate. Whisk chocolate mixture until completely smooth. Let mixture cool and whisk for about 20 minutes.
  • Assemble Cheesecake: Dip a few whole strawberries in ganache and cool down until ready to top cheesecake. Remove sides of pan from cheesecake and place on a platter. Slowly pour ganache over top of cheesecake, spreading with a small spatula. Cool it for 1 hour.
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Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

How Do You Store Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

To store cheesecake you need to take an airtight container. This is only the way to keep a baked or an unbaked cake fresh and for a long period of time. If plastic container is not present then you can wrap it in a saran wrap so that air is kept away. Moreover, when you are in a mood of eating the strawberry cheesecake you can it out from the refrigerator and enjoy night dessert. For more details check foodnetwork.

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