Delicious Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

Updated on April 15, 2018
I had made two pies, this one has a store-bought Oreo crust, the other one has a graham cracker crust. But I decided to show off this one as I had it decorated at the time.
I had made two pies, this one has a store-bought Oreo crust, the other one has a graham cracker crust. But I decided to show off this one as I had it decorated at the time.

Chocolate is one of the elixirs of life, happiness, and beauty distilled into an edible form. There is little better than the feeling of biting into the sweet, decadent goodness of chocolate and allowing its satiny goodness to caress one's tongue in its softness. As amazing as it may be however, there are ways to further improve and accompany this taste. And one of those flavors is cherry, an addition to chocolate that raises it to yet another stage of heavenliness.

This cherry chocolate cheesecake recipe takes advantage of the beautiful blending of chocolate and cherry, combined with the rich decadence of cream cheese, to produce a thoroughly magnificent cheesecake recipe. This is velvety soft, very rich and creamy, and very, very, chocolatey dessert. The cherry provides its own subtle fruitiness, but still takes a second seat to the chocolate - it does, however, compliment the chocolate very well. It would be possible to increase the amount of cherry juice if one desired more; although, I doubt next to the power of the chocolate that this would ever be readily achievable...

Decorated with whipped cream and cherries (with pits removed), this can be a splendid and handsome looking cake, the perfect decadent and elegant dessert.

This recipe is based off of one found in The Los Angeles Times California Cookbook by Rose Dosti, Barbara Hansen, Daniel P. Puzo, Minnie Bernadino, Marge Powers, Nancy Brashear, and Helen Stefanac.

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The ingredients arranged. The cream cheese mixed with the cream (and some strained plain yoghurt too, I didn't have enough cream cheese)Adding in the melted chocolate. After the sugar, eggs, and the cherry juice were added in.Baking the first pie in the oven. The second pie after being baked.And now after being unmolded.
The ingredients arranged.
The ingredients arranged.
The cream cheese mixed with the cream (and some strained plain yoghurt too, I didn't have enough cream cheese)
The cream cheese mixed with the cream (and some strained plain yoghurt too, I didn't have enough cream cheese)
Adding in the melted chocolate.
Adding in the melted chocolate.
After the sugar, eggs, and the cherry juice were added in.
After the sugar, eggs, and the cherry juice were added in.
Baking the first pie in the oven.
Baking the first pie in the oven.
The second pie after being baked.
The second pie after being baked.
And now after being unmolded.
And now after being unmolded.

Ingredients

  • 9 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 8 ounces chocolate wafers or graham crackers

Instructions

  1. Melt butter over medium heat, then add in chocolates, and melt all to form a smooth mixture.
  2. Beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Add in the heavy cream and the vanilla. Add the chocolate into the cream cheese.
  3. Beat together the eggs and the sugar. Beat slowly into the chocolate mixture, and stir to mix. Add the cherry juice.
  4. Pour into the prepared chocolate wafer/graham cracker crust. To make the wafers, crush them - I would crush them in a plastic bag with a rolling pin - and then mix them together with 3 tablespoons of melted butter, to form a loose and crumbly dough. Place this into the bottom of a springform pan, to form the crust.
  5. Cook the cheesecake for 40-50 minutes at 350 degrees f in the oven, until it begins to slightly rise in the center and is done. Cool and chill thoroughly then un-mold the sides. When serving, decorate with whipped cream and lots of cherries.

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