Chocolate Cheesecake with Ganache and Raspberries

Chocolate Cheesecake with ganache and raspberries

Nothing says love like chocolate!  This recipe is luscious and rich!  It will feed a party of 8 couples easily!


For the Crust

3 cups chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed

1 stick butter, melted

In a spring form pan mix together the chocolate cookies and butter with a fork.  Press into the bottom of the pan and set aside.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

For the Cake

1 lb. dark chocolate, separated

4 (8oz. blocks) cream cheese

3/4 cups organic sugar

4 whole eggs

2 egg yolks

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon instant coffee (to enhance chocolate flavor, but can be optional)

In a small saucepan melt 8 oz. of dark chocolate.  In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment mix together the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the sugar and mix.  Add the whole eggs and yolks and mix until smooth.  Add the flour, vanilla and coffee if using.  Blend well and pour into spring form pan over chocolate crust.  Bake for 45 minutes.  Turn off oven, but leave cake inside with door cracked to finish cooking until completely cooled.  Transfer to serving platter.

Ganache Glaze

Melt the remaining 8 oz. of chocolate with 1/2 cup heavy cream until smooth on very low heat.  Pour over cheesecake and top with raspberries. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.



Emily Saddler

Emily is first a wife to her best friend Ryan, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of Utah and Traditional Naturopath outside of the state of Utah, master gardener, yoga/pilates instructor, certified clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist, and doula. She is a very passionate advocate of all things Mother Nature! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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