Sunday, July 20, 2008
The nummiest cheesecake ever!
My good friend, Charith, brought me this cheesecake for my birthday last year. Honestly, it is the best homemade cheesecake that I've ever tasted! While recovering from this surprise tonsillectomy, Charith arrived with another cheesecake! I've not been in my kitchen for almost three weeks. I'd been sad that I'd not thought to take a photo when she brought it by to share here on the blog. So, when Doug walked in with a plate bearing the coveted "last piece", I was thrilled! Even if I didn't get to photograph it until there was only a bite left. This is THE cheesecake to make! Enjoy!
2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
3 squares white bakers chocolate (melted)
1 chocolate flavored graham crust
3 tablespoons raspberry preserves
Melt chocolate on low. In a separate bowl, mix cream cheese. Add sugar and vanilla, mix on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, mix until blended. Stir in chocolate, mix. Pour into crust. Microwave preserves until melted (15 sec.) Dot mix with preserves and cut through with knife to marbleize. Bake at 350° for 35 - 40 min or until center is almost set. Let cool. Refrigerate for 3 hours.