Easy Chocolate Cheesecake

We love eating cheesecake. However, I do not make it often even though it is quite easy to make. For my husband’s birthday yesterday, we decided a cool cheesecake would be the perfect treat. This time however, I got my children (ages 6 and 8 ) to make the whole cake and I just gave them directions on what to do. The kids had lot of fun, making the cake, especially since they made it themselves.

It is best to bake the cheesecake in a water bath so that there are less cracks on the top of the cheesecake. It is best to make the cake a day ahead, so that it has time to cool and harden and the finishing touches can be added.



1 1/4 cups chocolate graham crumbs

1/4 cup melted butter



3 pkgs (250 g) light cream cheese

3 eggs

1/2 cup sugar

8 square semi-sweet chocolate



1. For the crust-  Add the  melted butter to the crumbs. When well mixed, press it on the bottom of a 9 in springform pan. Set aside.

2. Mix cream cheese and sugar until well blended together ( about 4 min)

3. Add eggs, one at a time.

4. Melt 6 squares of chocolate (either in the microwave/ double boiler).

5. Add melted chocolate to the cheese mixture. Mix.

6. Pour cheese mixture over the crust.

7. Bake at 350 F for 50 min or until centre is almost set in a water bath.  Refrigerate when cool. Do not overbake, as the refrigeration process will harden the cake.

8. When the cake is cool. Melt the last 2 squares of chocolate. Drizzle on top of the cake.




1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. RFRF
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 09:36:58

    Your cheesecake looks beautiful as well as delicious! I hope your husband enjoyed it.


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