Friday, 16 September 2011

Food Friday: Double Layer Chocolate Chip Cheesecake



On the holiday Monday this month, we decided to make a turkey.  Kind of a trial run for Thanksgiving.  Well... not really a trail run since I'm getting pretty good at making turkey's, but we just wanted a really good meal.

For dessert I was going to make Double Layer Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake like I usually do.  I sent Terry out for a graham cracker crust (yeah... I don't wanna make one from scratch - too much work while planning a turkey dinner).  He came back with a chocolate pie crust. 

Hmmm.... what on earth was I going to do with that.  I didn't really fancy a Pumpkin Spice Chocolate cheesecake.  I checked out the recipes on
All Recipes, but they didn't have much for a chocolate pie crust and we didn't have the ingredients anyway.  The store was closed by the time I realized and the next day was the holiday.

What to do?

Make up your own recipe of course!

So here it is - my recipe for Double Layered Chocolate Chip Cheesecake.

 

Ingredients:
- 1 chocolate pie crust
- 2 packages of cream cheese
- 1/2 sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of chocolate chips

Method:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 C)

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese (it's best at room temp.), sugar, vanilla. Beat with a mixer until smooth.  Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove about one third of the mixture and spread into the bottom of the chocolate pie crust.

In the microwave or a pot on the stove, melt 3/4 cup of chocolate chips.  I used semi-sweet chocolate chips because that's what I had on hand.  But I bet it would taste even better with milk chocolate chips.  Combine the melted chips into the remaining mixture.  Carefully spread it on top of the bottom layer in the chocolate pie crust.

Sprinkle the remaining chips on top of the batter.

Bake on top of a cookie sheet in the oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until centre is almost set.  Allow to cool and then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

Enjoy!

Unfortunately we enjoyed the cheesecake so much that I didn't get a chance to take a picture of an actual piece.  It will have a white layer of regular cheesecake along the bottom of the crust and then the chocolate on top.  It looks quite spectacular.  Maybe next time I'll stop shoving it in my face long enough to snap a photo or two.

Maybe....