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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine crumbs and 3 tablespoons of melted butter.
2
Press crumb mixture into bottom of ungreased 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
3
Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth with electric mixer. Add and beat in eggs one at a time. Fold in vanilla.
4
Divide cream cheese mixture into 3 equal portions, about 1 2/3 cups each.
5
Melt 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate; stir into one portion of cream cheese mixture.
6
Melt 2 oz. white chocolate; stir into second portion of cream cheese mixture.
7
Stir sweetened strawberry mixture into last portion of cream cheese mixture.
8
Spread 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.
9
Place 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.
10
Remove from oven and immediately run knife around edge. Cool completely and remove springform pan ring.
11
Just 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.
12
Optional: Garnish with fresh strawberries around entire bottom edge of cheesecake.

About this Recipe

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