Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Indulge in the rich and creamy goodness of Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake with this decadent recipe. Creamy cheesecake filling studded with chopped cherries sits atop a chocolate graham cracker crust, topped with a luscious chocolate ganache and adorned with fresh cherries and mini chocolate chips. Perfect for any occasion, this dessert will impress your guests and satisfy your sweet cravings!

Ingredients:

  • – 3 packages full-fat cream cheese (8 oz each)
  • – ½ cup granulated sugar
  • – 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • – ½ cup International Delight Sweet Cream Creamer
  • – 3 large eggs
  • – 1 cup chopped cherries (fresh)
  • – 1 ½ cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • – 5 tbsp butter, melted
  • – ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • – ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • – Mini chocolate chips
  • – Fresh cherries

Directions:

Crust:

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Wrap the bottom and sides of an 8-inch round pan in 3 layers of aluminum foil.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine chocolate graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake the crust for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Cheesecake:
  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla, beat again.
  • 2. Mix in International Delight creamer, then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 3. Fold in chopped cherries and pour the mixture over the cooled crust.
  • 4. Place the pan in a larger baking dish and fill the dish with water, about 1 inch below the top of the foil on the cheesecake pan.
  • 5. Bake at 325°F for 60 minutes or until the center wobbles slightly.
  • 6. Turn off the oven, leave the door slightly open, and let the cheesecake cool inside for 60-90 minutes.
  • 7. Chill the cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1. Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, bring heavy cream to a boil and pour it over the chocolate chips. Let it sit for 1-2 minutes, then stir until smooth. Let it cool for 5-7 minutes.
  • Assembly:
  • 1. Pour the chocolate ganache over the chilled cheesecake and spread it evenly.
  • 2. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips around the edge of the cheesecake.
  • 3. Garnish the center with fresh cherries.
  • 4. Serve chilled and enjoy the luxurious flavors!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Servings: 12