Tuxedo Cheesecake

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Serves: 15-20
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Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

FOR DEVIL FOOD LAYER:
feel free to use your favorite boxed devil's food cake recipe, or your own favorite recipe.
i used my own recipe as seen in my " mousse stuffed espresso cupcakes with cappuccino butter cream frosting"
Mousse stuffed Espresso Cupcakes with Cappuccino Butter Cream Frosting?
FOR CHOCOLATE CHEESE CAKE LAYER:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 c salted butter, softened
3 Tbsp heavy cream
1 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c dark chocolate chips 60% cocao or higher (or chopped chocolate)
2 Tbsp coco powder
FOR MASCARPONE CHEESE LAYER:
16 oz mascarpone cheese, softened
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 Tbsp heavy cream
1 c powdered sugar
FOR GANACHE LAYER
2 c dark chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)
2 c heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp butter, unsalted
FOR MOUSSE TOPPING:
2 c dark chocolate chips, (or chopped chocolate)
2 c heavy cream, chilled
4 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp salted butter
3 Tbsp espresso powder, instant
2 Tbsp sugar

The Cook

Maggie May Schill Recipe
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Jacksonville, FL (pop. 821,784)
NakedMaggie
Member Since Aug 2011
Maggie May's notes for this recipe:
I made this cake for a gathering. I got the idea after having a tuxedo cheesecake at Cheese Cake Factory. I tried to recreate it basically. It didn't turn out 100% like Cheese Cake Factory, but pretty close...and still yummy!

The cake went to fast, wasn't able to take a picture of an individual slice. :(

Enjoy! Go Cheesecake!
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Directions

1
For Devil's Food cake:

1- Bake as directed on box for 9 inch spring form pan, or as your own recipe requires.

2- Cool cake completely and set aside.

Side note: Again you need to yield one 9 inch round cake layer. Please use spring form pan!
2
For Chocolate Cheesecake layer:

1- In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips.
2- Cream remaining chocolate cheesecake layer ingredients together.
3- Once chocolate is completely melted, stir into cheesecake batter. Mix vigorously until completely incorporated. If using a hand or stand mixer, mix on high for 1 minute.

3- Set aside.
3
For Mascarpone Cheese Layer:

1- Cream Mascarpone cheese and butter together.

2- Add heavy cream, sugar and vanilla to mascarpone batter.

3- Beat on high until you get soft peeks, like whipped cream.

4- Set aside.
4
For Mousse Topping:

1- Beat cream, vanilla and sugar into peaks. Put in fridge to chill.

2- In a double boiler, add chocolate, espresso powder, and butter. Melt completely, stirring occasionally.

3- Once melted chocolate mixture is hot, stir in egg yolks one at a time. Stir vigorously until completely incorporated.

4- Mix whipped cream into chocolate mixture slowly.

5- Once completely incorporated, pour mixture into a glass bowl and refrigerate for 6 hours.

Side note: This recipe can be made up to 2 days ahead of time.
5
For Ganache layer:

1- Scald heavy cream with vanilla extract in a heavy bottomed sauce pan.

2- Pour over chocolate and stir until smooth.

Side note: Use ganache immediately after making it. Plan your time out accordingly so ganache is made right before you need to use it.
6
ASSEMBLY:

1- Level your devil's food cake layer out to about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick. Place cake layer on a cake dish, or cake round.

2- Take ring from the spring form pan you used to bake the devil's food cake and secure it back around your cake layer.

3- Pour your chocolate cheesecake mixture on top of devil's food cake layer, even out. Let set in refrigerator for 1 hour.

4- With spring form pan ring still in place, On top of chocolate cheesecake layer pour mascarpone cheese mixture and even out. I chose to pour a little chocolate sauce in the mascarpone layer, but this is optional. Chill for another hour.

5- With spring form pan ring still in place, pour fresh ganache over your mascarpone layer. Lat cool for 20-30 minutes until it stiffens up.

6- Slice a sharp knife around the edges of the spring form pan ring and release the spring form pan ring from the cake. Remove carefully.

7- Frost the outsides of your cake with the chocolate mousse.

8- I chose to garnish the cake with a little melted white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips and I chose to garnish the top of my cake with my excess mousse. All garnish is optional of course. Make your cake pretty anyway you like. :)

9- Chill cake completely before serving.
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user Doreen Fish dfish - Jan 8, 2012
Another cheesecake!! Oh my, I am so happy...my fav dessert...thank u!!
This looks so decadent and sinful!1 Love it!!
user Maggie May Schill NakedMaggie - Jan 8, 2012
Thanks Doreen. It was a sugar coma!
user Doreen Fish dfish - Jan 8, 2012
I bet!!! LOL
user Helen McBride maxnme1 - Mar 19, 2012
Oh my Gosh this sounds so yummy!
user Maggie May Schill NakedMaggie - Mar 19, 2012
Thanks Helen!

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