Chocolate Lover’s Dream…
This past weekend here at our house was a super busy time. Not only was it full of school and church activities at churcbut we also had a ton of friends and family over to celebrate my little man turning seven. I just got teary eyed typing that, the years sure fly by fast, don’t they?
We had been looking forward to this weekend for over a month but we knew that along with all the party fun and loved ones that the house would be full of all types sugary junk foods that we avoid.
Making the Cheesecake
Thankfully, this Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake was a success and such a treat, It was a great way to celebrate in a healthy way, without feeling deprived! Nobody likes attending a party and watching everyone else enjoying their dessert, right? crust to this dreamy dessert is so simple. Just toss all your crust ingredients into a food processor and turn it on.
Slowly drizzle the butter in as it mixes. It should look like crumbs and stick together when pinched between your fingers. If you do not have a food processor you can do this step by hand. When complete, the crust should look like crumbs and stick together when pinched between your fingers. If you do not have a food processor you can do this step by hand. Next, press the mixture into the bottom of the pan and up the sides. Make sure you press the crumb mixture around the pan as evenly as possible and up the sides a bit. Once finished, you will need to bake your crust before adding the filling for about ten minutes.
While your crust is blind baking move on to your filling. In a food processor or blender, add all your filling ingredients mix the cheesecake filling until it is very smooth. At this point, you will remove some of the mixture and set it aside. This will become your chocolate swirl later. Add the remaining filling to your crust and move on to the next step, make your swirl.
Swirls are a Beautiful Thing!
To get the swirl in this chocolate Swirl Cheesecake, take the vanilla mixture that you set aside and add it to your food processor along with your chocolate. Depending on sweet you like your chocolate, you may need to taste the mix at this point. That will allow you to adjust your sweetness if needed.
Once your chocolate filling is finished, add it to the cheesecake by placing spoonfuls in random places in the vanilla mixture. Lastly, swirl the chocolate into the vanilla with a knife or toothpick and bake the Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Chill completely and serve. This cheesecake freezes well whole or in single servings.
I bake this cheesecake as well as most of my others in this Wilton 9 inch tart pan. It is extremely easy to use and easy to remove the cheesecake once cooled. Take a look at this pan and my favorite THM products here in my Amazon Store.
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