Neapolitan Cheesecake Recipe

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Neapolitan Cheesecake

Wendy Proctor

By
@granmacook

I made this cheesecake for an Easter family gathering. As you can imagine, it was a big hit and not one bite leftover for me to enjoy later. It is a bit time consuming to make, but well worth it. Enjoy!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
12-14
Prep:
1 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
chocolate wafer crumbs
5 Tbsp
butter, melted
3 pkg
(8 oz. each) cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 c
sugar
3
eggs, room temperature
1 tsp
vanilla extract (i do not use imitation vanilla)
5 oz
semi-sweet baking chocolate
2 1/2 oz
white chocolate
1/3 c
strawberries, mashed and sweeten to taste
2 tsp
shortening

Step-By-Step

1Combine crumbs and 3 tablespoons of melted butter.

2Press crumb mixture into bottom of ungreased 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

3Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth with electric mixer. Add and beat in eggs one at a time. Fold in vanilla.

4Divide cream cheese mixture into 3 equal portions, about 1 2/3 cups each.

5Melt 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate; stir into one portion of cream cheese mixture.

6Melt 2 oz. white chocolate; stir into second portion of cream cheese mixture.

7Stir sweetened strawberry mixture into last portion of cream cheese mixture.

8Spread semi-sweet chocolate mixture evenly over cooled crust. Then, carefully spread white chocolate over semi-sweet chocolate mixture. And lastly, spread strawberry cream cheese mixture over white chocolate cream cheese mixture.

9Place cheesecake into preheated 425 degree oven for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 300 degrees. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until center is nearly set.

10Remove from oven and immediately run knife around edge. Cool completely and remove springform pan ring.

11Just before serving, melt remaining semi-sweet chocolate with remaining butter and 1 teaspoon of shortening. Cool 2 minutes. Melt remaining white chocolate and 1 teaspoon of shortening. Cool. Drizzle over cheesecake.

12Optional: Garnish with fresh strawberries around entire bottom edge of cheesecake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American