Leila's Beginner Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

1
Leila Rockwell

By
@leilaroc

Since this is my first cheesecake I decided to use a chocolate crumb crust and followed the recipe up to the baking process which said 75-80 min. I thought that was to long so baked it 55 min instead but it got over done on the top. So here is my recipe and with some corrections. First I would use graham cracker crust and second leave in oven only 45 min.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
12-14
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs (my correction)
1/4 c
sugar
2/3 c
butter, melted

FILLING

4 pkg
(8oz) cream cheese, softened
4
eggs--lightly beaten
2 Tbsp
orange juice
2 tsp
orange zest
2
squares (1 oz each) semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
whipped cream, optional
1-1/3 c
sugar added to the filling

How to Make Leila's Beginner Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Step-by-Step

  • 1turn oven on 350* early to have even temperature
    lightly grease bottom and sides of 9 in. springform pan; set aside.
    Using 2 long pieces of tinfoil cover bottom and sides of pan with it and press to make it fit tight.
  • 2prepare all of your ingredients before making the cheese cake.
    Have every thing you need on the counter to start with.
  • 3graham cracker crust--mix together
    2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 40 squares,
    1/4 cup sugar
    2/3 cup melted butter.
    lightly grease the springform pan and add the crust mix. Using a small glass covered with seran spread the mix over the bottom and up about 1 in on the sides. press the glass against the sides and bottom to make it firm.
    Bake at 350* 8-10 min or until set.
    Remove and let cool.
  • 4Filling:
    In a mixer bowl place the 4 pkg's cream cheese, softened, Beat cream cheese until smooth, add sugar; beat for 1 min. add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. add orange juice and zest; beat on medium for 1-2 min
    Set aside 3/4 cup and pour the remaining filling into pan.
  • 5Chocolate swirls
    with the melted chocolate add the 3/4 cup of filling you had set aside. mix well and drop by spoon fulls on top of the filling and using a knife make swirls. Don't over do it as will mix to much.
  • 6Place pan in a large baking pan that is almost the same height. Fill with hot water to a depth of 1 in.
    Bake at 350* 45 min or until center is jiggely.
    Remove from oven; cool for 10 min. Carefully run knife around edge to loosen;
  • 7Cool for 1 hour. Remove foil.
    Refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight
    Remove sides of pan and enjoy.

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About Leila's Beginner Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

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