PEGGI'S CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE (RESTAURANT STYLE)

Peggi Anne Tebben

By
@cookiequeen

We made these in the restaurants for several years. It has a smooth & creamy texture. We mixed up 10 batches at one time & made several & froze some. I like to make mine about 3" thick & slice thinner pieces. Enjoy!
I do not have an exact baking time on this, because it varied with how many were in the oven. We used a pizza oven for these. It seems to me that at this low temp. though, that it took from 3-4 hours, but you will have to watch yours & judge for yourself.


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Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
3 Hr

Ingredients

CRUST

1 cup crushed oreo cookies
1/4 cup sugar

FILLING

*3 squares semi-sweet chocolate
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tbsp.. vanilla
1/2 cup sugar

TOPPING

2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup brown sugar

DRIZZLE FOR TOPPING

*1 square of semi-sweet chocolate

Step-By-Step

1PREPARE PAN BY WRAPPING FOIL AROUND BOTTOM & 1/2 WAY UP THE SIDES, OF AN 8" SPRINGFORM PAN, TO PREVENT LEAKAGE. SPRAY WITH PAN COATING. PREHEAT OVEN TO 250°.
2CRUST:
3CRUSH COOKIES IN FOOD PROCESSOR. MIX ALL INGREDIENTS & PRESS INTO BOTTOM ONLY OF SPRING FORM PAN.
4FILLING:
5MELT THE 3 SQUARES OF CHOCOLATE IN LARGE MICROWAVE BOWL.* WE USED BAKER'S CHOCOLATE.
6THEN ADD REMAINING FILLING INGREDIENTS & BEAT WELL.
7POUR OVER CRUST IN PAN. IF THIS IS NOT ENOUGH, MAKE MORE TO ACHIEVE ABOUT 3" THICHNESS, KEEPING IN MIND THAT THIS WILL RISE SOME. I WILL MAKE ONE SOON & POST MORE ACCURATELY.
8BAKE @ 250° UNTIL DONE: JUST STARTING TO BROWN, BUT NOT JIGGLY IN THE MIDDLE. MUST BE SET OR THE NEXT STEP WILL CAUSE IT TO FALL.
9MIX TOPPING.
10THEN GENTLY SPREAD TOPPING OVER CAKE & RETURN TO OVEN FOR ANOTHER 10 -15 MINUTES OR UNTIL IT IS JUST STARTING TO SLIGHTLY BROWN. TURN OFF OVEN & LEAVE IN THERE FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES OR SO.
11REMOVE FROM OVEN & WHEN COOLED SLIGHTLY, RUN KNIFE AROUND EDGE OF PAN TO PREVENT CAKE FROM CRACKING.
12WHEN COMPLETELY COOL, MELT 1 SQUARE OF CHOCOLATE IN PLASTIC BAGGIE. (SETTING BAGGIE OVER TOP OF PILOT LIGHT FOR A FEW MINUTES WILL WORK NICELY FOR THIS.) BARELY SNIP ONE CORNER OF BAGGIE- SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN A PIN HOLE- & DRIZZLE UP & DOWN, THEN SIDE TO SIDE.
13NOTE:THIS IS FOR A SMALL CHEESECAKE. DOUBLE OR TRIPLE FOR A REGULAR SIZE ONE. THIS CAN BE WRAPPED UP TIGHTLY & FROZEN.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate